Atalanta vs Salernitana Match Analysis & Prediction
15/01/2023 8:00 pm
The Bergamaschi and ailing Salernitana square off for three points at the Gewiss Stadium on Sunday. While Atalanta BC broke their slump with a comeback victory in Bologna, their southern counterparts last won in October and have slid down the Serie A standings.
Despite a 3-2 defeat to Emilia-Romagna on Monday night, Atalanta has at least come away from Stadio Renato Dall’Ara with a win after falling a goal behind early on.
After drawing their first league match since returning from the winter break at Spezia and defeating Bologna 3-2 on Saturday, Gian Piero Gasperini’s men triumphed again on the road to pick up maximum points.
Even if Atalanta have finally triumphed on the road, their demise on home soil mirrors a similar loss of form in Bergamo last term: three straight defeats at the Gewiss Stadium have followed three consecutive wins earlier in the season.
After their shock wins at Lazio in late October, Salernitana has leaked 10 goals in the intervening five games and has failed to win any.
Goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa has made 16 Serie A saves – the best record of any stopper this year – and only his intervention has prevented the situation from worsening.
Following a 2-1 defeat to Milan in their return to competitive action after the break and a 1-1 draw with Davide Nicola’s former club Torino. They are now on their longest winless run since the coach joined them early last year: they occupy the 14th spot in the table after 17 rounds.
Atalanta vs. Salernitana Head to head
Both sides have two games against each other with the hosts taking the win, while the visitors still winless.
Atalanta Team News
Gian Piero Gasperini should have a near-fully fit squad available on Sunday, with only Luis Muriel having to train individually due to a heel problem this week and potentially missing out.
Muriel’s Colombian compatriot Duvan Zapata overcame a knee injury to start against Bologna earlier this month and is likely to partner Rasmus Hojlund up front again, though Ademola Lookman is also in contention.
Atalanta's Last 5 Matches
Salernitana Team News
Lassana Coulibaly has been brought back into the fold for midfield duties, but center-back Flavius Daniliuc is suspended due to yellow card accumulation.
Up front, Boulaye Dia and Krzysztof Piatek compete for the role of lone striker, and Atalanta is a favorite opponent for the latter. He has scored four times in four meetings with them to date.
Salernitana's Last 5 Matches
Atalanta vs. Salernitana: Odds and Predictions
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