High flying Atalanta welcome relegation battlers Crotone to the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia on Saturday night and a victory for the home side could see them move closer to one of the Champions League positions in the table.
Atalanta Match Betting News
Atalanta had managed a mediocre 13th placed finish in the Serie A table last season and many thought that La Dea could hope for no more than a top half finish during the current campaign.
However, new manager Gian Piero Gasperini has managed to completely revolutionize Atalanta since his arrival over the summer and under his tutelage, the club are competing to earn a place in the Champions League.
Having won three of their last four matches, Atalanta are currently in 5th place in the table and they will be able to close the gap on Napoli by claiming the three points on offer when a struggling Crotone pay a visit this Saturday.
Boukari Dramé, Abdoulay Konko and Filippo Melegoni are the injury doubts for Atalanta heading into the encounter.
Crotone Match Betting News
Crotone were widely tipped to struggle in the Italian top flight following their promotion and it has certainly proven to be the case so far as the Pythagoreans are currently languishing in 19th place in the table.
Despite manager Davide Nicola’s best attempts to make do with the limited resources at his disposal, Crotone have simply not been good enough and with the minnows a whopping nine points off of safety already, relegation seems a certainty at the moment.
Nonetheless, Crotone will be hopeful of making the most of their time in the top flight and Nicola’s men will be keen on putting up a good showing against a tough Atalanta side this weekend.
Atalanta vs Crotone Match Prediction
The last time Crotone beat Atalanta was way back in 2005 and since, La Dea have enjoyed dominance over the Pythagoreans.
Atalanta claimed a comfortable 3-1 victory over Crotone during their previous encounter earlier on in the season and a repeat result taking place on Saturday is a very distinct possibility.