Match Preview: Atalanta 2-1 Sassuolo Predictions and Betting Tips 21.09.2021

Atalanta – Sassuolo Predictions & Tips For Today, September 21, 2021.

League: ITALY: Serie A – Round 5
Match: 19:45 Atalanta – Sassuolo
Tip: Over 2.5 Goals
Odd: 1.45
Bookmaker: Bet365
Match Result: 2:1 WON!!!

Atalanta – Sassuolo Match Preview

  • Atalanta had to battle hard to claim victory at Salernitana on Saturday (W 1-0), as they continued their uncharacteristically low-scoring Serie A (SA) campaign. Just four goals from four games is a clear step down after leading the scoring charts in the three previous seasons, but Atalanta’s attack should be relishing this matchup after scoring against Sassuolo in 14 straight meetings.
  • More H2H success would be welcomed by boss Gian Piero Gasperini who’s seen Atalanta fail to win their opening two SA home matches (D1, L1), putting them on the verge of going winless in their opening three for the first time since 2014/15 – a season Atalanta finished just one place above the relegation zone! No one expects a relegation fight this campaign, but Gasperini has asked his squad to keep motivation levels in SA as high as they are for their more glamorous floodlit fixtures in the Champions League.
  • Four points from four games – six points less at this stage than last season – may indicate Sassuolo’s European-place chasing antics from 2020/21 won’t be repeated this time around. A result here would be a statement of intent, although it seems unlikely considering Sassuolo were lucky to lose just 1-0 last time out after opponents Torino hit the woodwork twice and had two shots cleared off the line!
  • Sassuolo will likely bemoan bad luck though, after scoring the opener in their last two matches only to be overruled by VAR each time! They also had a winning goal chalked off by VAR in the last H2H – a game that had as many red cards (two) and penalties (two) as goals (1-1).
  • Players to watchDuván Zapata has been Atalanta’s first goalscorer in two straight SA matches, and has scored five times across the last three H2Hs in Bergamo. Meanwhile, Filip Đuričić has scored in Sassuolo’s two SA away games.
  • Hot stat: Nine of the last ten H2Hs saw both teams score.

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