Atalanta – Napoli: prediction for the match of the championship of Italy
The victory in the match Atalanta – Napoli on December 3, 2018 will allow the Neapolitans to keep the second line and possibly close the lead of Juventus. The starting whistle at the Atleti Azzurri d’Italia stadium will sound at 22:30 Moscow time.Atalanta The team from Bergamo was one of the discoveries of last season. The “queen of the provincials” continues her exploits in the current season, yes, Atalanta may not be in the top six, but is still one of the main contenders for getting into European competition. Gianpiero Gasperini’s team has already demonstrated their intentions before, when they defeated Inter with a score of 4:1. Staying out of the European Cup zone, Atalanta is forced by unforced losses, as, for example, in the match of the previous round against Empoli. The guests started the away match against Empoli very well, Remo Freuler successfully took the ball on the rebound and shot into the near corner – 0:1 in the 33rd minute. After seven minutes, the guests could have conceded, but Francesco Caputo did not convert a penalty, the Atalanta players picked up the ball and ran to the counterattack – Hans Hatebur activated the immediate punishment for the unused moment, the midfielder closed the canopy and doubled the advantage of his team. The players nevertheless left for the break with a minimal advantage of the guests, Antonio La Gumina scored one goal for Empoli, the Italian was the first on the ball after a defender’s mistake and made the score 1:2 in the 42nd minute. It was no less interesting after the break. The teams started the second half without scoring chances, the most interesting thing started from the 77th minute, it was then that Andrea Maziello sent the ball into his own net and equalized the score. Seven minutes later, the situation for Atalanta was complicated by Josip Ilicic, the midfielder earned two yellow cards and left the guests in the minority. Having one player more, Empoli’s players rushed to the attack and snatched the victory in stoppage time, Matias Silvestre closed the canopy from a corner – 3:2. Despite the defeat, the gap from the sixth position is only two points, so the hosts, in the event of a winning result in the Atalanta-Napoli match, can count on the return of the sixth line. Napoli The Neapolitans again run the risk of being left without a championship, and possibly even without a second position. The gap between Juventus and Napoli is already eight points, and the Parthenopeans continue to distribute points to rivals. Another loss of points came in the match of the previous round against Chievo. The Blues hosted an outsider from Serie A and nothing boded trouble. It cannot be said that the hosts had a total advantage, but the control of the game was on their side. The first good moment came in the 44th minute, the Napoli players ran away to the counterattack and brought Jose Callejon to the shock position, the Spaniard struck exactly at the goalkeeper. The Neapolitans acted more aggressively after the break, Lorenzo Insigne had a killer moment, the striker was completely alone at the gates of Chievo and he only had to beat the goalkeeper – the blow went wide of the gate. A few minutes later, Insigne could create a real masterpiece, the Italian struck from the corner of the penalty area – the bar saved the guests. The game was coming to an end, and the score remained zero, which absolutely did not suit the “Parthenopeans”. Napoli players put pressure on the opponent’s gate until the very end, but the score remained the same – 0:0. The Atalanta-Napoli match can be extremely important for the guests, because even silver medals are under threat. Odds for the match Atalanta – Napoli December 3, 2018 Bookmakers from the company “Pari-Match” believe in a winning result for the Neapolitans. Odds for the match Atalanta – Napoli: Atalanta win – 3.40; Draw – 3.65; Napoli win – 2.14. Atalanta – Napoli: prediction for the match Atalanta is the team that can impose a fight on the leaders of the Italian championship, the team from Bergamo has demonstrated this more than once. The game of the Neapolitans is not in the best condition now, so the hosts have a chance to take points from the vice-champion. Forecast for the match Atalanta – Napoli: Atalanta will win at least in one half, odds – 2.05.