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We are zooming in on Atalanta and Bologna, as the duo face each other at Gewiss Stadium this coming Saturday in what surely will be an exciting Serie A clash.

Ranked as number six in the Serie A standings, Atalanta, have so far collected 48 points this season, while Bologna collected 40 points. This puts them up as number eight after 28 rounds.

Atalanta took down Bologna in their most recent meeting, and bookmakers deem another win for the home side a likely scenario this coming Saturday.

1.3 Atalanta go into their next Serie A match, scoring a humble average of 1.3 per game in their last ten matches. They scored a mundane 13 times, while conceding 12. That amounts to an average of 1.2 per game, where they kept their opponents from scoring three times.

Bologna managed a bearable 13 goals from their past ten games, creating an average of 1.3 goals per game. They conceded seven goals in total, and while claiming four clean sheets, they conceded 0.7 goals an average per game.

Atalanta go into their encounter with fond memories, as they won 1-0 and 2-1 the last two times they played Bologna.

Atalanta vs Bologna Prediction

Atalanta Form

In the previous three matches, Atalanta lost 2-0 against SSC Napoli, beat Empoli by 2-1 and won 1-3 against Cremonese. Atalanta claimed a middle-of-the-road three wins in their previous six matches on home soil in the Serie A. They also drew one and lost two, as they scored 15 and conceded eight goals.

Bologna Form

Bologna claimed five points in their previous three matches, which started with a 0-0 draw with Lazio. This was followed by another draw with Salernitana, this time 2-2, before they outclassed Udinese by 3-0. Bologna won three of a possible six away matches in the Serie A, as well as playing one draw and suffering two defeats. They scored eight while also conceding seven times.

Atalanta, as well as Bologna, have been keeping things tight in recent matches with goals few and far between. This suggests a close encounter shy on goals is on the cards on Saturday.

Atalanta have taken 16 points from their last 13 games against teams from the top half of the Serie A table. They won four of these matches with a scoreline of 15 goals to 18. Bologna won five of their last 13 matches against teams from the top half of the Serie A table, scoring 15 and conceding 22 goals. They collected 16 points from these. Atalanta have a record of 14 wins, six draws and eight defeats in the Serie A this season. Bologna so far pulled off 11 wins, seven draws and ten defeats in the Serie A.

Atalanta vs Bologna Stats

  • In the last 9 Atalanta matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • In 7 of the last 9 Atalanta matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
  • Atalanta have conceded in 10 of the last 12 home matches
  • In 5 of the last 7 home matches Atalanta played, both teams scored
  • Atalanta have won 5 of the last 7 home matches while scoring more than 1.5 goals
  • In 14 of the last 15 Bologna matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • Bologna have conceded in 17 of the last 18 away matches
  • In 8 of the last 9 Bologna away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • In 3 of the last 4 Bologna matches the sum of goals was under 1.5
  • Bologna have not lost 7 of the last 9 matches

Atalanta vs Bologna Squads

Atalanta Squad

Gian Piero Gasperini will choose the starting lineup for the upcoming game against Bologna from the players listed below (the information in the brackets refers to goals scored and matches played in the Serie A this season):

Francesco Rossi (0/0), Juan Musso (0/22), Khadim Ndiaye (0/0), Marco Sportiello (0/7), Berat Djimsiti (0/14), Brandon Soppy (0/12), Davide Zappacosta (1/11), Giorgio Scalvini (2/22), Hans Hateboer (1/17), Joakim Maehle (2/25), Jose Luis Palomino (1/10), Matteo Ruggeri (0/15), Memeh Caleb Okoli (0/13), Merih Demiral (1/23), Rafael Toloi (1/23), Ademola Lookman (13/27), Ederson (1/25), Jacopo Da Riva (0/0), Mario Pasalic (2/23), Marten de Roon (2/25), Mateo Colombo (0/0), Simone Muratore (0/0), Teun Koopmeiners (6/24), Duvan Zapata (1/18), Jeremie Boga (2/18), Luis Muriel (1/19), Lukas Vorlicky (0/3), Rasmus Hoejlund (7/24), Salvatore Elia (0/0).

Bologna Squad

Here is the full squad of the away team. The 40 year-old Bologna manager Motta will select his starting XI from these players:

Federico Ravaglia (0/0), Francesco Bardi (0/1), Lukasz Skorupski (0/27), Nicola Bagnolini (0/0), Adama Soumaoro (0/18), Charalambos Lykogiannis (2/18), Giorgos Kyriakopoulos (1/20), Jhon Lucumi (0/24), Joaquin Sosa (0/9), Kevin Bonifazi (0/7), Lorenzo De Silvestri (0/10), Stefan Posch (5/21), Andrea Cambiaso (0/25), Gary Medel (0/22), Jerdy Schouten (0/24), Kacper Urbanski (0/0), Lewis Ferguson (4/22), Michel Aebischer (1/24), Nicolas Dominguez (1/22), Niklas Pyyhtiae (0/4), Nikola Moro (1/16), Roberto Soriano (1/26), Antonio Raimondo (0/2), Gianmarco Cangiano (0/0), Joshua Zirkzee (1/11), Marko Arnautovic (8/16), Musa Barrow (3/22), Musa Juwara (0/0), Nicola Sansone (1/12), Orji Okwonkwo (0/0), Riccardo Orsolini (7/24).

Atalanta vs Bologna Team News

Bologna face a list of four absentees from the squad ahead of their next match this coming Saturday against Atalanta.

Names like Lorenzo De Silvestri, Musa Barrow, Joshua Zirkzee and Kevin Bonifazi most likely won't be deemed fit enough to play Atalanta.

Atalanta vs Bologna Lineups

Atalanta vs Bologna H2H

Atalanta hope to extend their grip on Bologna, whom they outclassed in their last two meetings, winning 1-0 and 2-1, respectively. Atalanta will be hoping to add another win to their fine tally against Bologna. They are enjoying a good 7-2-1 advantage against their forthcoming visitors. The bookies best betting odds on a home win are at 3/5.

Atalanta vs Bologna Results

Both teams found the back of the net five times in the last ten matches between Atalanta and Bologna.

Atalanta vs Bologna Betting Tips

Marten de Roon scored twice in the six most recent games for Atalanta, with Riccardo Orsolini providing two goals for Bologna in his last six.

Atalanta won five of the previous 10 home matches across all tournaments, while drawing one and losing four as well. Bologna won five from a possible 10 away from home, as they also drew one and lost four in this run. Bologna apparently have a hard time keeping opponents at bay on their travel with just two clean sheets in their last 10 away matches. Atalanta pulled off one clean sheets in their past 10 matches Gewiss Stadium.

In the last ten encounters between Atalanta and Bologna over 2.5 goals came out six times, as Atalanta averaged 1.9 goals a game. Bologna scored an average of 0.7 goals in these, while both teams scored five times. Over 2.5 goals came out three times in the previous ten matches across all tournaments for Atalanta, who scored an average of one goal along the way. Over 2.5 goals came up in four of Bologna's previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 1.3 goals in these matches.