Chievo – Atalanta SOCCER PICKS
Chievo and Atalanta meet at Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi, in a match for the 9 th round of Serie A. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations indicates a total balance between these two teams, as there were 2 draws and 1 victory for each team in the last 4 matches. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 17-09-2017, in Serie A, they ended in a draw for (1-1). The goals of the match were scored by S. Bastien (52 ‘), for Chievo, and A. Gómez (85’), for Atalanta. In this game the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 20 th position of the league, with 1 point won, after 2 draws and 6 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in a home match against Torino, by (0-1). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Milan, by (3-1). 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 1 win, 2 draws and 12 losses in away matches, with 11 goals scored and 38 conceded; against 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses at their stadium, with 18 goals scored and 12 conceded. In their last 4 home matches for the championship Chievo drew 1 and lost 3, so they won 1 point out of 12 possible.
In this competition, he lost the last 4 games and did not win any of the last 8 that he played. The team has conceded goals to the opponent in 7 of the last 8 matches for this competition, so it has not been very strong defensively. The team does not usually score first. Indeed, he failed to open the scoring in any of the last 8 games for Serie A. In 8 matches in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 7 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The Chievo enters this unmotivated match, after a foreign snub, by 3-1, in the visit to the arena of Milan. The home team usually acts in a traditional 4-4-2, favoring a faster style of play, attacking in a less organized way, through the side runners. In this tactical drawing, the two most advanced players will be Pellissier and Stepinski. In the midfield it is possible that Rigoni, Radovanovic, Léris and Birsa act. The coach of the premises will not be able to count on Nenad Tomovic, for being injured.
The away team is currently in the 17 th position, with 6 points won, after 1 win, 3 draws and 4 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Fiorentina, by (2-0). In the last match, they lost in a home match against Sampdoria, by (0-1). 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 5 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses in away matches, with 28 goals scored and 16 conceded; against 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses at their stadium, with 32 goals scored and 11 conceded. In the last 4 away matches Atalanta has 2 draws and 2 losses, so they have won 2 points out of 12 possible.
For this competition, they have not won any of the last 4 away matches. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 6 of the last 8 matches for this competition, so it was not very strong defensively. There is a tendency for goals in their away matches, since 23 of the last 27 matches they have played have ended with Over 1,5 goals. This is a team that has presented difficulties in opening the scoring and who only managed to score the first goal once in the last 8 games for Serie A. In 8 matches in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 6 games he suffered in the first goal.
Atalanta enters this unmotivated day, after a home defeat, by 0-1, at the reception to Sampdoria. The visiting 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 their own midfield, with the aim of trying to surprise their opponent 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 the foreign technician will not be able to count on Tumminello, Varnier and Masiello, for being injured.