The race for Atalanta is becoming alive with the side not keen on dropping out on any points. This will be put to the test at Gewiss Stadium as the side plays host to Bologna. The match schedules for Tuesday with kickoff at 20:30 GMT.
Atalanta is having a breakthrough season in the Serie A after a series of impressive performances. The side is in contention for giving leaders Juventus and Lazio a run for their money.
A 2-2 draw to Roma and a 2-2 draw to Juventus marked the highlight for side to become equal with Serie A leaders. However, Gasperini has much to salvage at the moment given the in-form squad.
The side is currently third in the Serie A with 71 points, a point behind second-placed Lazio, and six points from title leaders. A win this Tuesday will put the title race for Gasperini much more closely.
Bologna had the chance to contend for a position in Europa. However, the tarnishing hopes were laid to rest, following gaining only two points from four of their matches. The side is currently facing mid-table struggles with 43 points.
Hopes of a top-six finish for the side faded following a recent 5-1 thrashing to Milan. Their last win in Serie A was their 2-1 win over Inter Milan. It will prove to be a tough nut to crack for Mihajlovic, given the in-form opponents.
Atalanta vs. Bologna Head to Head
Both sides have 20 games between them with Atalanta taking home 11 wins with Bologna with only five wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Hellas Verona 1-1 Atalanta
Atalanta 6-1 Brescia
Juventus 2-2 Atalanta
Atalanta 2-2 Sampdoria
Cagliari 0-1 Atalanta
Milan 5-1 Bologna
Bologna 1-1 Napoli
Parma 2-2 Bologna
Bologna 1-2 Sassuolo
Inter 1-2 Bologna
Atalanta Team News
Gasperini sets to rotate the squad following their shocking draw to side Hellas Verona. The recall of players such as Timothy Castagne and Marten de Roon. Warming the bench could be the likes of Robin Gosens and Remo Freuler. Mattia Caldara is knocking on the doors for the side after starting on the bench for a while.
Bologna Team News
Mihaljovic will not hold back in attacking threat with a recall of the likes of Ibrahima Mbaye, Gabrielle Corto, and Andreas Olsen. On-loan Musa Barrow will not be featuring against his former side.
Prediction and Odds
Atalanta has the edge over the side who are on a four winless streak in the Serie A. We expect a high scoring and heated encounter.
Goals Over 2.5
First to Score: Atalanta