Atalanta and Genoa meet at Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia, in a match for the 36 th round of Serie A. Genoa won at home by (3-1) the last time they met in this edition of the league, in 12-22-2018. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations indicates total equilibrium between these two teams, since there were 2 victories for each team in the last 4 matches. However, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 04-24-2018, for Serie A, which ended with Atalanta’s victory by (3-1). The goals of the match were scored by M. Barrow (16 ‘), B. Cristante (22’) and J. Iličić (74 ‘), for Atalanta, and Miguel Veloso (81′), for Genoa. In this match the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results obtained at home and as a visitor.
After 18 wins, 8 draws and 9 losses, the home team is currently in the 4 th position, with 62 points won. In the last match, they have won in a away match against Lazio by (1-3), after in the previous match they have won (2-0) at home, against Udinese. This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 10 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses in away matches, with 35 goals scored and 19 conceded; against 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses at their stadium, with 32 goals scored and 16 suffered. For the championship, Atalanta won 19 points out of 30 possible points, after 5 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss in the last 10 home matches. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 35 matches in the competition, he suffered the first goal 18 times, but got the comeback in 6.
The Atalanta enters this day motivated, after a triumph outsider, by 1-3, in the displacement to the terrain of the Lazio: Zapata, Castagne and Wallace (autogol) marked the goals of the victory. The home club usually acts in a tactical system in 5-3-2, favoring a more defensive style of play, attacking through the side runners. Atalanta is a team that likes to play in its own midfield, with the aim of trying to surprise its rival through the counterattack. When it invests in the offensive process, it usually does so through the left flank, in order to take advantage of the depth offered by Castagne. For this game coach Gian Piero Gasperini will not be able to count on Rafael Tolvo and Musa Barrow, for being injured. It should be noted that Papú Gómez, Andrea Masiello and Gianluca Mancini will also be absent, because they are suspended.
After 8 wins, 12 draws and 15 losses, the away team is currently in the 16 th position of the league, with 36 points won. In the penultimate match, they tied in a match against the SPAL, by (1-1). In the last match, they tied in a home match against Roma, by (1-1). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 2 wins, 5 draws and 8 losses in away matches, with 13 goals scored and 24 conceded; against 3 wins, 8 draws and 4 losses at their stadium, with 15 goals scored and 18 conceded. In the last 10 away league matches Genoa has a record of 1 win, 4 draws and 5 losses, so they have won 7 points out of 30 possible. In their away league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 1-0 (6 out of 18 matches). Defensive consistency has not been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 35 matches in this competition, they only got 1 comeback in the 19 matches in which they suffered the first goal. In the last 17 away matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they suffered 12 of their 33 goals between minutes (31′-45 ‘).
Genoa enters this day after a home draw, a ball, at the reception to Roma. The visiting team usually acts in a traditional 4-3-3, favoring quick transitions and attacks through the wings. In this tactical drawing, the three most advanced men will be Kouamé, Lapadula and Bessa. In the midfield it is possible that act Radovanovic, Lerager and Miguel Veloso. The visitors’ coach will not be able to count on Stefano Sturaro, Luca Mazzitelli, Oscar Hiljemark and Andrea Favilli, for being injured.