Atalanta made a big step towards securing the top-four finish at the weekend. They saw off Sampdoria 0-2 on the road to take advantage of Roma’s home defeat to Milan and break into the fourth position in the league standings.
It was La Dea’s third subsequent victory in Serie A. The team led by Gianpiero Gasperini will have a fantastic chance to keep the stellar form going on Wednesday evening when they play host to the rock-bottomed Crotone at Gewiss Stadium.
The Pitagorici are one foot in the second division. They have not been pulling up any trees for quite some time now.
The team led by Giovanni Stroppa lost six successive matches in the league, conceding at least two goals in each of the defeats in the process. They have taken only two points in 12 away matches since the beginning of the season. At the moment, Crotone are eight points below the safe zone.Crotone have by far the worst defensive record in the entire competition. They shipped 57 goals in 24 matches so far. It is definitely not the score you want to have going face to face with one of the most lethal attacking lines in the country.
Atalanta bagged 55 goals in 24 rounds thus far. They have scored seven goals in the last two league fixtures on the home court (against the likes of Torino and Napoli).
This should be a one-way street from the very first whistle of the game. We will back the hosts to have the lead at the half time and win the match at the end at the odds of 1.61. We will also go with the hosts to win by at least two goals difference at the 1.55 odds.
Tip: Atalanta to win