With six consecutive wins in Serie A, Atalanta proved to be in really good shape. They justified the role of strong favorites in the last match against Udinese when they recorded a 2:3 win playing as visitors.
This match didn’t go by without difficulties for the guests, but they showed a great concentration and attack based football, especially in the second part, and took a well deserved three points.
They are now at the Champions League leading fourth place with fifty-seven points. They are in a good position and most likely they will play it next season, but not being mathematically safe yet, every point would surely be welcomed in the continuation.
Team from Bergamo will miss offensive midfielder Malinovsky (25/5) due to a yellow card limit.
As their opponents in this match, Napoli also showed a great form as they have five wins in a row in Serie A. In the last match against Spal, they came with a routine 3:1 win at their home stadium.
Hosts had a 2:1 lead after the first part, which could have been a 3:1, but VAR got involved and disallowed the goal due to offside. In the continuation, the home team continued with their offensive approach and managed to score another one in the 78th minute via Younes.
Napoli is in sixth place with forty-five points, without realistic chances for the Champions League exit, but surely wanting to prove their form here.
Right-back Malcuit (3/0) should be the only injury absentee for the guests due to a knee problem.
Open and aggressive football is expected
Napoli may come out a bit relaxed here, trying to take all three points. That certainly won’t be easy, because they are playing against one of the best teams in Serie A. With the way they both play, there is a high probability of goals in this one.
After all, both teams have the means to threaten the other one. Sparkle will be needed for the game to be very interesting to watch.