Napoli will face Atalanta at Stadio San Paolo, in Naples, at Italian Serie A 33rd Round. Napoli against Atalanta is the match with big interest after their previous matches at Italian Serie A. Review our thoughts on this match here below.
For Napoli, this season is almost over since very likely that they will save their place in Serie A. This year they made a big work and only now finished their path in UEFA Europa League with the loss to Arsenal. Of course, losing Sarri and game maker Jorginho effected badly to the team and this season was like a preparation for the next one. Cristiano Ronaldo is displeased with the team players because they are mentally weak. That could really make constant Napoli rivals weak, they will have a chance to prove themselves in Italy one more time.
Arkadiusz Milik this season scored 17 goals in Italy. Moreover, Dries Mertens made double with 11 scored goals and 10 assists. Unfortunately, Amadou Diawara and Adam Ounas will miss the next match due to injuries. Fortunately, that Raul Albiol and Lorenzo Insigne back to the squad, which makes Napoli stronger. In general, Napoli is looking very strong at shooting from direct free kicks, finishing scoring chances, counter attacks and attacking down the wings. However, they have weaknesses at avoiding the offside, stopping opponents from creating chances and aerial duels.
Atalanta also one of the most valuable and strong teams in Italy. Right now 5 teams are fighting for last Champions League ticket and 4th place in Serie A. Between AC Milan 4th place and Torino 8th place only 5 points difference and we know how easy great teams can lose their points, especially in Italy. Atalanta is the only team in Serie A with unbeatable 5 games streak. During the last 5 away games, Atalanta collected more points than Napoli at home. We can expect a strong game and fight until the end!
Duvan Zapata is the 3rd best striker in Italy with 20 scored goals and 5 assists. Moreover, Josip Ilicic and Gianluca Mancini showing great performances and leading team to wins creating scoring and dangerous moments very often. Unfortunately, Rafael Toloi is injured and will miss the match against Napoli. All other main squad players are ready to face strong opponents. We can see a big amount of young players on loan, so Atalanta is preparing youngsters to start playing on the high level and maybe change oldies of the squad. Guests are very strong at attacking down the wings, creating chances through individual skills and coming back from losing positions. However, they are facing troubles at protecting the lead and avoiding individual errors.
Napoli won 3 and Atalanta 3 in last 5 matches in all competitions. However, only once Napoli was stronger at home. Atalanta won twice against Napoli at Stadio San Paolo. 3 games finished with more than 3 scored goals and goals from both teams.
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