Atalanta was a team that usually fought to avoid relegation
And they normally sit around the bottom half of the league table, but last season they did very well and were very strong, even managing to qualify for the Europa League.
This season, they started off on the wrong foot in the Serie A, losing the first 2 matches, but they reacted well after beating Sassuolo 2-1 at home, then Everton 3-0 on the Europa League and at last getting a 1-1 draw at Chievo.
It will be hard for them to repeat last season’s campaign, because there are a lot of teams who are stronger than them, but they will certainly avoid relegation comfortably.
Crotone barely escaped relegation last season, doing it only on the last match of the season, and this season they have the same objective: avoiding relegation. Their roster is relatively deep but they don’t have much quality and they don’t have a lot of players with great Serie A experience.
The start of the season wasn’t very exciting either, with Crotone only having 1 point after 4 matches played.
Crotone is a team that usually doesn’t impress much away from home and they tend to lose most of their matches as visitors.
This season, they have only played away once and they lost 1-0 against Cagliari. They were beaten by Inter 0-2 at home on the last match and they haven’t scored a single goal yet.
Atalanta vs Crotone – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Atalanta’s team has a good chance to win here and improve their record to 7 points in 5 matches in order to climb a few spots in the Serie A’s table. I don’t see Crotone being able to bother Atalanta at home.
The visitors haven’t shown much football and away from home, when they face superior level teams, things will get a bit harder for them.
Atalanta got off to a poor start but they have been improving in their last matches, so if it would already be complicated for Crotone then, now it is even harder for them. The odds aren’t very high, but the hosts won’t give them any chance and will get the 3 points here.
|Atalanta to win||