After the very impressive performance and seven goals scored in the net of Udinese, players of Atalanta were underdogs on the road to Napoli but managed to get a point in a 2:2 game.
They were twice back int eh scoreline, but both times managed to respond soon enough, even though it must be said that the home side created more and in on some other day, they would have got the two goals lead which would be much more difficult situation for the guests.
In any way, Atalanta is now on a really nice run in Serie A, surely aiming to get a victory here too despite their Champions League duties. The team is only five points behind the leaders from Juventus ahead of this round.
Striker Zapata (7/6) is injured for the hosts due to a thigh problem.
Cagliari had an ugly start with two losses in the first two rounds, but the team is much improved since then.
It’s not only a matter of undefeated run, but the team also was tested already a couple of times against the strongest teams, winning on the road to Napoli and getting a point on the road too, against Roma.
Most recently, they found a way to record a 3:2 home victory over Bologna, continuing their climb at the table.
Despite being back in the scoreline in the first halftime, they reorganized well in the repetition and looked far better in the transition than the opponents, being always threatening with the ball to their feet. The side is now just behind the European positions, having only a point less than Champions League placed Roma.
First choice goalkeeper Cragno from the previous season remains a long-term absentee for the guests. Forward Pavoletti (1/0) is sidelined with injury too.
Atalanta continues to play really interesting matches all season long in Serie A, and this one shouldn’t be different at all.
They remain favorites and are expected to attack from the first minute, while Cagliari also has quite special power in attack now and doesn’t need much to score. This game simply shouldn’t be different from previous ones from the team from Bergamo.