Competition: Serie A
Market: Atalanta to score over 1.5 goals
Odds: 3/5 @ Bet 365
Looking to build off of what was a stunning comeback in midweek, Atalanta will make the trip to an empty Dacia Arena on Sunday evening.
Starting with the hosts, watching fellow strugglers Torino pick up a 1-0 win on the road earlier in the week, Udinese have endured what has been a torrid second half of the campaign. Still holding just a three-point buffer over the drop zone and many around the Dacia Arena still looking over their shoulder, I Bianconeri have failed to win any of their last nine matchups across all competitions and have continued to gain a worrying reputation for their rather glaring issues in the final third. Drawing another blank on the road earlier in the week, Head Coach Luca Gotti has seen his side record just a Serie A strike in any of their last four consecutive appearances. Putting in a season-worst display when they faced off against Sunday’s guests earlier in the season, the relegation scrappers could be in for another overwhelming test this weekend.
As for the visitors, coming from two goals down against title outsiders Lazio in midweek and claiming the most dramatic of 3-2 wins, a free-scoring Atalanta find them mood in their camp at a high since returning from the break. Still firing in the Champions League and with a fearsome reputation from across Europe for their continued displays in the final third, La Dea have found a route back into the top-four and find themselves in the midst of a glittering five-match Serie A winning run. With their most recent purple patch highlighted by 7-2 and 4-1 wins against Lecce and Sassuolo, Gian Piero Gasperini’s men have recorded 77 top-flight goals this season, 15 strikes more of any other Serie A outfit. With a golden opportunity to build off of a famous comeback on Wednesday, Atalanta should be looking to make another statement this weekend.
Bet: Atalanta 3/5 to score over 1.5 goals against Udinese in Sunday’s Serie A contest @ Bet 365
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