Napoli vs Atalanta Prediction & Tips
Napoli and Atalanta face at Stadio San Paolo, Napoli, in a match for the Coppa Italia (Semifinals). The history of direct matches played at this stadium indicates balance between these two teams, since there was 1 draw and 3 wins for each team in the last 7 matches. However, in the last head ‑ to ‑ head played at this stadium, in a match for the Serie A TIM, on 17‑10‑2020, Napoli won by (4‑1). The goals of the match were scored by V. Osimhen (43 ‘), H. Lozano (23’ and 27 ‘) and M. Politano (30’) for Napoli and by S. Lammers (69 ‘) for Atalanta. In this match the home advantage may play an important role, since Atalanta presents significant differences between home and away performances.
Until reaching this stage of Coppa Italia (Semifinals), the home team had to eliminate: Spezia and Empoli. This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, it presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 matches they have 8 wins, 1 draw and 6 losses as a visitor, with 21 goals scored and 18 conceded, against 9 wins , 2 draws and 4 losses at home, with 37 goals scored and 16 conceded. In their last match, for the Serie A TIM, they beat Parma at home by (2‑0). Napoli has won 7, tied 2 and lost 1 of the last 10 home matches. The team has allowed its opponent goals in 8 of the last 10 games, so their defense needs to improve, but their attack has scored regularly, since they have managed to score in 9 of the last 10 games. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 51 of the last 58 matches have ended with Over 1.5 goals. In 15 matches, he has conceded the first goal 5 times and has only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard.
Napoli heads into this match motivated after winning 2-0 against Parma, in a game counting for the Italian league: the goals of the team were signed by Matteo Politano and Eljif Elmas. In the last round of the Italian Cup, the home team beat Spezia 4-2. In this first game against Atalanta, coach Gennaro Gattuso must maintain a more defensive team, with successive counterattacks, looking for striker Andrea Petagna on most occasions. On the other hand, Hirving Lozano is the great scorer of this team with 12 goals signed. For this match the home coach cannot count on Dries Mertens due to physical problems.
The visiting team arrives at this stage of Coppa Italia (Semifinals) after having played in previous qualifiers with: Lazio and Cagliari. This is a team that, curiously, presents more positive results away than at home, since in the last 30 games it registers 9 wins, 5 draws and 1 loss as a visitor, with a total of 32 goals scored and 15 conceded. At home, he won 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses, with a total of 32 goals scored and 24 conceded. The team arrives in this match after a home defeat by Lazio by (1‑3). In the last 10 away matches in all competitions, Atalanta won 6 and drew 4. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 7 of the last 10 games, so their defense needs to improve, but their attack has scored regularly, since managed to score in 9 of the last 10 games. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 44 of the last 50 matches have ended with Over 1.5 goals and 35 out of 50 have ended with Over 2.5 goals. In 15 matches, he has conceded the first goal 5 times and has only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard.
Atalanta heads into this match with a defeat, by 1-3, receiving Lazio, in a game counting for Serie A: the only goal of the team was signed by Mario Pasalic. Note that the visitors eliminated Lazio in the quarterfinals of the Italian Cup. Usually, coach Gian Piero Gasperini aligns an offensive tactical system, upright in 3-4-3, with Duván Zapata being the man responsible for tormenting the opponent’s defensive line. For this trip to Naples, the visiting coach cannot use Hans Hateboer due to injury.
Napoli – Atalanta FREE TIPS
Napoli – Win @ 2.25
Both teams to score / YES @ 1.80
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90