Juventus has secured their title again this season, and Inter can hardly claim the 2rd place in the standings. Napoli is almost out of motivations for the rest of the season. Having a good result for Atalanta, therefore, is totally possible.
Asian Handicap: 0.98*0.5*0.92
Last summer, the San Paolo stadium was full of optimism. The famous strategist with a lot of titles around Europe, Carlo Ancelotti agreed to be the coach of Napoli. Ancelotti also understands Italian football and Napoli fans hoped he would be able to help Partenopei become a stronger contendant in both domestic and European competitions.
But when there are only 6 more rounds until Serie A 18/19 comes to an end, Napoli has had no specific goals anymore. The 0-1 defeat to Arsenal in the middle of the week eliminated Napoli out of the Europa League quarter-finals. In Serie A, the title belongs to Juventus again. Ancelotti and his students are now in the second position and even the closest pursuer is 6 points below them.
With Napoli’s current situation, the lack of motivations is the cause accounting for their unconvincing matches recently. In the last 5 games, coach Ancelotti and his players have had only won 1 victory against Chievo – the lowest ranked team in Serie A who has been officially relegated next season. In the other 4 games, Napoli did not win.
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Odds Over/Under: 0.93*3.0*0.83
At home, Napoli lost both of their last 2 matches. In the next match, Partenopei will have to host the annoying opponent, Atalanta. The risk of losing a third match in a row without at San Paolo is clearly visible to Napoli.
While Napoli was out of action, Atalanta is showing a magnificent comeback to in the Serie A Top 4 battle. Atalanta entered the match at Sao Paulo with sixth place in the standings and two points behind Milan’s fourth place. It means that if you can defeat Napoli, “La Dea” will take Milan’s place.
It will be a huge reward to coach Gian Piero Gasperini’s army to fight hard against Napoli. In the first leg, Napoli won a 2-1 victory at Atalanta. Even so, since then, “La Dea” played extremely well. Atalanta lost only 3 of the last 21 matches in all competitions. Atalanta has won 25 points in the second half of the season, only Juventus is the better team in this respect (31 points).
In recent times, Atalanta has a series of seven unbeaten games in Serie A’s form. “La Dea” only lost 2/7. Away from home, Atalanta is not losing in the last 4 games, winning 3 and drawing 1.
Looking at the past, Atalanta also found some confidence before the match against Napoli. In the last 5 visits to San Paolo, Atalanta lost only 2 matches, won 2 and drew 1 – a not bad achievement.
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First Half Odd Bet: 0.98*0-0.5*0.88
With a very a stable form and having always been an irritating opponents of big teams, experts believe Atalanta will have a victory against Napoli an continue the race for a ticket for the European cup.
First Half Odds Over/Under: 0.94*1-1.5*0.84
– Atalanta was unbeaten in 8 recent matches.
– Napoli did not win in 4/5 recent matches in all competitions.
– Atalanta scored 8 goals in 4 recent away matches.
Napoli: Meret; Hysaj, Chiriches, Koulibaly, Mario Rui; Ounas, Allan, Fabian Ruiz, Zielinski, Mertens, Milik
Atalanta: Gollini; Mancini, Palomino, Masiello; Hateboer, De Roon, Freuler, Castagne; Gomez, Ilicic, Zapata
Prediction Full-Time : Napoli 1 – 2 Atalanta (choose Atalanta and Over)