Atalanta Bergamo vs Sassuolo Calcio Preview 21/09/2021
Atalanta are unbeaten in 15 straight games in all competitions against Sassuolo. La Dea have been excellent against the Neroverdi in all competitions with 10 of those 15 fixtures ending in wins.
On Tuesday night, Gian Piero Gasperini’s Atalanta will seek an 11th win from 16 matches against Sassuolo at the Gewiss Stadium. Atalanta are eighth in Serie A heading into matchday 5 of the season.
La Dea have taken seven points from 12 possible. They are coming off of a hard-fought 1-0 win against Salernitana. The win ended a two-match winless streak.
Sassuolo are 12th in the Serie A table with just four points from 12 possible. The season has been difficult for the team thus far. After a matchday 1 win against Hellas Verona, 3-2, Sassuolo have failed to win any of their last three games. Their last two matches finished in losses.
Atalanta have not been good at home this season tallying just one point from six possible at the Gewiss Stadium. Gasperini’s team are –1 in goal difference with one goal for and two against. Duvan Zapata leads Atalanta in goals with two in two appearances. He averages 3.16 shots per 90 minutes.
Gasperini could be without two players for the midweek match. Striker Luis Muriel is a doubt due to a foot injury. He is nearing a return and could be back at the weekend against first-place Inter Milan. Hans Hateboer is ruled out until October.
Sassuolo have taken three points from six on the road this term. The Neroverdi have a zero-goal difference with four goals scored and four conceded. While Sassuolo haven’t been in good form on the road, Atalanta have been in poor form at home.
Filip Duricic leads Sassuolo in goals with two in four appearances this season. He averages 2.91 shots per 90 minutes for the Neroverdi. Coach Alessio Dionisi has two players on the injury list going into the game.
Midfielder Pedro Obiang is ruled out with a heart problem. Meanwhile, defender Filippo Romagna is a doubt with a knee injury. Dionisi’s team is coming off of a 1-0 loss to Torino. The coach needs the side to turn things around in Bergamo.
However, Sassuolo are likely to drop another game to Atalanta. La Dea should pick up an 11th win out of 16 matches against Sassuolo with over 2.5 goals being scored at the Gewiss Stadium. Atalanta could move into the top five with a victory.