Atalanta predictions with latest odds and stats
- Number of Bets: 38
- Winning Bets: 19
- Average Odds: 2.34
- Overall Stake : 293
- Profit: 296.42
- Yield: 1.17 %
The last two Serie A seasons ended in a strong 3rd place finish for the La Dea, who’ve entered a new age of prosperity since Gian Piero Gasperini took the reigns in 2016/17.
Since then, they’ve gone from a team barely staying afloat in Serie A to one of the strongest squads of Italian football. Considering the kind of pedigree Serie A clubs come with, it’s not easy to break the status quo as Atalanta did.
That said, the powerhouses of Juventus and Inter are arguably still out of reach. Though the position of runners-up last season was only 5 points out of reach, a championship title seems like too much to hope for. At odds of 6.50, it would be quite upsetting. On the flip side, a Top 4 position is all but assured at odds of 1.50.
Atalanta Key Players
Though the transfer window boasts an uncanny number of loans over the season, few of these will impact the starting 11 in the long run.
Mario Pasalic, Chelsea’s former midfielder, signed on for €15 million – which is a steal for a player of such calibre. Other arrivals include attacking midfielder Aleksey Miranchuk and centre-forward Sam Lammers. As a whole, though, Atalanta are financially in the green due to the expensive departures of Timothy Castagne and Amad Diallo.
Gasperini’s success seems to lie in the long-forgotten art of positional rotation. Their players circle and swap positions to overwhelm the opposing defence. If well-executed, Gesperini’s Atalanta is a true joy to watch with their flexible positioning and unusual 3-4-1-2 formation.
Thus, versatile players like Marten de Roon and team captain Papu Gómez. Even the strikers, most notably Duván Zapata, have been known to swap positions in a diamond-shaped formational movement.
Not exactly considered the biggest club in Italian football, Atalanta are not exactly highlighted by their notoriety. This is a club with a highly loyal set of supporters and a few rivalries which are not considered the fiercest ones in the country.
The likes of Verona, Fiorentina, Torino and the clubs from the ‘big four’ will, of course, generate the biggest interest. However, Atalanta’s biggest rivals are actually Brescia. The Derby of Lombardy is a game that pits two centers of industrial Lombard region. The sense of pride and belonging is what fuels the animosity between the two clubs and their respective set of supporters in fight for local supremacy.
The story of Atalanta’s origins belong into a movie. The Orobici were founded in 1907 by a group of Swiss students. Moreover, the very process of the club’s establishment occurred in the gym of Liceo Classico, a prominent public high school in Bergamo.
They play in blue and black shirts and have a silhouette of a goddess on their logo. The Goddess is actually another nickname they are known for. The club is also referred to as Regina delle provinciali which basically translated into ‘queen of the province’. The moniker marks the fact Atalanta are by far the biggest and most consistent club outside the regional capital – the city of Milan.
Atalanta play their home games at the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia in front of 21,300 people.