Atalanta vs. Napoli— Osimhen and Co. Looking to Keep The Pressure on AC Milan

April 2, 2022
Benson Chikezie

Serie A 2021/2022
Matchday 31
Gewiss Stadium, Bergamo

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Napoli will hope to keep pace with AC Milan at the summit of Serie A as they travel to Bergamo for a crunch clash with Atalanta on the 3rd of April. The game kicks off at 18:30 IST, and with both teams in delicate positions, it is shaping up to be a crucial meeting for both sides.

Napoli are 2nd on the log, 3 points behind AC Milan, and they need every point they can get to have a chance to win the Scudetto. Atalanta occupy the final European spot but are just 2 points ahead of Lazio, although they have a game in hand. They cannot afford to keep dropping points, though, but the visitors from Naples are also desperate for a win.

Teams Status

Here is the latest form and team news from both sides:

Atalanta Form and Team News

Three wins, four draws, and three losses in 10 games this year have seen Atalanta lose ground in the top four race. They lie 8 points behind Juventus, who do not look like dropping points. Gasperini’s men, however, have an uncanny ability to turn up in crucial games and grind out results, winning three of their last four league games by a one-goal margin.

With 14 wins, 9 wins, and 6 draws in 29 Serie A games this season, Atalanta have managed 51 points, scoring 51 goals and conceding 31. Mario Pasalic remains their highest goalscorer with 9 goals and 6 assists this season.

Atalanta will go into this fixture without striker Duvan Zapata, Rafael Toloi, and Bryan Cabezas, who are sidelined with injuries. Also, Josip Ilicic is a doubt to feature in this encounter.

Napoli Form and Team News

Napoli have played their season right into their hands. They need to grab all points from their remaining games and hope Milan slip up for a realistic title chance. Their form lately has been impressive, with 3 wins, 1 draw, and 1 loss in their last 5 league games. In 30 games, they have 19 wins, 6 draws, and 5 losses, scoring 53 goals and conceding 22, racking up 63 points along the way. 

Star forward Victor Osimhen secured the points for Napoli in their last two wins, scoring a brace in each game. The Nigerian is Napoli’s highest goal scorer with 11 strikes this season, and Lorenzo Insigne has also been in stellar form, scoring 7 goals and registering 5 assists.

Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Alex Meret, Andrea Petagna, and Piotr Zieliński will miss the trip to Bergamo, while Adam Ounas remains a doubt to feature in the match.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

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Both sides play a highly entertaining brand of football. While Napoli have been more consistent this season, Atalanta play in front of their home crowd and seem to reserve the goods for games like these. 

The home team are favorites to win this fixture on the Melbet,, and Paripesa sportsbooks, with the odds for their victory placed at 2.44, 2.40, and 2.44, respectively. The odds for a draw on all three sportsbooks are 3.44, 3.30, and 3.44, respectively, while Napoli to win is placed at 3.16, 3.05, and 3.16 odds, respectively.

Tipster’s Angle

Napoli travel to Bergamo highly confident, with their star striker Osimhen in top form in March, and their performances away from home are only bettered by Milan this season. They have scored first in 12 of their 15 away games this season, and nine of Osimhen’s 15 goals in all competitions have come on the road.

Atalanta won their last 3 meetings with Napoli, and at least 4 goals or more were recorded in each of those encounters. Interestingly, they have won 35 out of 41 games in which Muriel has scored,  and with Zapata sidelined, he will most likely lead the line against Napoli. Here are the most likely outcomes for this fixture:

Tip: Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90

From their head-to-head record, 7 of the last 10 meetings between Atalanta and Napoli have ended in multi-goal results with at least 3 goals. Meetings between these two have been thrilling, packed with end-to-end action, and with the Scudetto on the line for Napoli, this particular encounter may witness goals at both ends of the pitch. Over 2.5 goals is available on the Parimatch sportsbook at 1.90 odds.

Tip: Goal in Both Halves @ 1.78

It might be a rare outcome for some matches, but goals in both halves have been recorded in 7 of the last 10 meetings between Atalanta and Napoli. The visitors are notorious for scoring first away this season, and what better way to begin a game than to score in the first half? At least one goal in both halves is available on the Paripesa sportsbook at 1.78 odds.


Meetings between Atalanta vs. Napoli are usually filled with high-energy plays at both ends, especially in recent encounters. We expect a thrilling match from start to finish, as both teams possess enough talent to grab all three points in this fixture.

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