Sampdoria vs Atalanta (By: Enzo)
Sampdoria surprised actually a bit after a run of six matches with no victory, as the team managed to get a three-pointer on the road to Spal last Monday night.
The game got only decided in the first minute of added time when Caprari scored his goal but it should be said that during the whole game the visitors from Genoa looked just slightly more concrete with the ball to their feet.
The team is now still inside the relegating zone but in case of getting something here, they would be above the red zone for the first time since the start of the season.
The hosts should have no fresh injury worries for this one.
Atalanta suffered unexpected 0:2 defeat against Cagliari last Sunday afternoon, as the team had much more of the ball possession, but failed to be concrete in any way especially in the first halftime.
They conceded a goal a bit unlucky, an own goal, while the side stood playing with a man less since the 39th minute when Ilicic got red-carded and it was really difficult for them to make something positive that day.
The team now needs a victory here to keep up the pace in the recent for the top four positions that lead to Champions League next season.
Atalanta had a very difficult Champions League game last Wednesday, taking a point in Milano against Manchester City in a 1:1 game.
Thanks to this result they still have a chance of progressing further but only in the case of two victories in the last two rounds.
Defender Gosens (10/3) and striker Zapata (7/6) are sidelined with injuries for the team from Bergamo.
Coming into this one after morale-boosting victory away to Spal, I expect Sampdoria to try to attack as well and get something out of this match.
Atalanta is unstable and obviously unreliable with their results, but quite big defensive gaps and usually offensive superiority is what they deliver most of the time. Both teams scoring and more than just a couple of goals here look like the granted outcome.
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Sampdoria vs Atalanta prediction
Over 2.5 & BTTSOdds: 1.95 at Bet365
Result: 0-0 LOST (-8 units)
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