Once again Atalanta made an excellent game last round away at Bologna (won 2-0). Defensively they were very solid and successfully resisted to Bologna’s siege and upfront they speculated every single mistake opponents made.
This was their 6th consecutive Serie A victory and they are getting closer and closer to European places. This was never their objective to begin with, so there shouldn’t be any pressure whatsoever.
Atalanta’s major strength is the high level of organization which allows them to always outnumber the opponent.
Hosts will be without central defender Stendardo who is suspended, but on the other hand they will welcome back defender Benalouane after suspension.
Some may say that Sassuolo were a bit unlucky to lose last round against Roma (2-0), but they must understand that at Serie A level they must make their own luck. Otherwise next season in Serie B they can always blame the referee or the footballing Gods.
Although there are still rounds to be played, truth is the chances for Sassuolo to escape relegation are pretty slim.
Coach Di Francesco uses a 4-3-3 system with emphasis on the offensive phase. In these conditions it’s no wonder that Sassuolo have the worst defense in Serie A (concede almost 2 goals per game).
In their pursuit of another season in Serie A, Sassuolo will be the ones pushing harder and taking the initiative. But with an offensive strategy and a loose defense they are doomed to fail. Atalanta to win at 5/6 Bet365 is certainly worth some medium stakes.
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