Serie A : Atalanta vs Verona December 7th 2019 will be held in Gewiss Stadium on 14:00 UTC. Check Football Match Predictions & betting tips
Atalanta vs Hellas Verona Football Match Preview
Atalanta will host Verona at the Gewiss Stadium in the Serie A on Saturday.
Atalanta Match Form
Last week’s win over Brescia ended a four-game winless run in the league for Atalanta. Mario Pasalic scored twice and Josip Ilicic added a late goal for Atalanta. Duvan Zapata was absent, but Atalanta did not miss him as much. Luis Muriel started alongside Ilicic in the attack against Brescia. Atalanta got their second clean sheet in a row as well, which is a welcome achievement for coach Gian Piero Gasperini. Atalanta have conceded 21 league goals so far, which has been one of their weaknesses.
The leaky defence has not affected their league position to a great extent, and that is due to their attack. No team in the Serie A has scored more goals than Atalanta so far. Their 34 goals are a testimony to the attacking brand of football which Gasperini propagates. However, the goals have dried up in recent weeks. Before the win against Brescia, Atalanta had scored just one goal in three league games. They failed to find the net against Cagliari and Sampdoria. Atalanta received red cards in each of those games, which was one of the reasons for the stunted offence.
Atalanta’s league form is not ideal, and they have won just once in the last five outings. They picked up their first Champions League win a week ago, which has given them hope. If results go their way on the final week of fixtures, they could still make the knockout rounds of the competition. Zapata may not recover in time to be fit, and Gasperini will have to continue with Luis Muriel. He can also call upon Alfredo Donnarumma, who came off the bench against Brescia.
Verona Match Form
Verona have enjoyed themselves this season, and they are currently ninth in the table. After getting promoted this season, they have put a safe distance between themselves and the relegation zone. Avoiding the drop will still be the first priority for coach Ivan Juric, but he will be confident of achieving that. Verona are eight points clear of Genoa in 18th place.
However, Verona have certain things they need to improve upon urgently. They have scored just 12 league goals this season. Only three other sides have a worse attacking record. If their goal difference keeps ticking along at such a rate, a fall down the table will be likely.
Atalanta vs Verona Betting Tips
Atalanta have run riot over Verona recently. They have won the last two meetings between the sides by a combined 8-0 scoreline. The two did not meet last season, but a similar result could be in store for Verona on Saturday.
Gasperini’s side will be the huge favourites to get the win. The win will be handsome, and the total goals should be over 2.5 in the game. Verona’s attack is poor, and Atalanta are highly likely to keep yet another clean sheet.