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Atalanta vs Empoli Prediction & Betting tips
Atalanta is fast becoming a stunt. The team scores on the assembly line and because of this attacking football the team is in a shared fourth place. This weekend it is playing against Empoli, from which it lost 3-2.
Atalanta has found its way up thanks to a series of six league matches without defeat, of which it won four. Before that, it also played a 3-3 tie in the away game with Fiorentina for the Coppa Italia, which means that a draw in the home game may be enough to qualify for the cup final.
Last week Atalanta took seven points in seven days. The week was kicked off with a simple 1-3 win in Parma, as so often this season, Duvan Zapata was the celebrated man with two goals. After more than a month of scorching, the Colombian knows how to find it again, he also showed this in the mid-week home game against Bologna. In this, Atalanta managed to match an old record. It is the first team since 1932 that managed to take a 4-0 lead within 15 minutes. Zapata’s partner in the attack Josip Ilicic was also important with two hits, he is good for eleven goals and seven assists in 25 games this season.
After these two games against teams from the right row, a real challenge followed. In the away match against Inter, the Bergamo team had to do without the suspended top scorer Zapata. There were no big chances on either side, both teams seemed to accept an early 0-0.
Atalanta has now made 64 goals in 31 games, only Juventus can keep up with them in that area. This productivity has already earned La Dea 52 points, with which it shares fourth place with AC Milan.
Empoli has been staying in safe seventeenth place for most of this season. In the meantime it has lost this place to Bologna, which won four of the last five games under the new coach. Empoli managed to stunt Napoli (2-1) in its own home and as a result took back the seventeenth place, last weekend it ended up in the relegation zone after a 3-2 defeat in Udine. Francesco Caputo opened the score with his fourteenth goal of the season, making him the most scoring player of the right-hand teams. The odds flew back and forth until Udinese made two hits five minutes before time and took the 3-2 lead. This would ultimately also be the final result, Empoli faced early in the second half against ten men but could not benefit from this.
It was no surprise that Empoli did not have any points left on this trip, as Empoli is the worst team in the Serie A. It only gained four points in fourteen games and never managed to win on foreign soil.
Atalanta vs Empoli head to head matches
25.11.18 SA Empoli Atalanta 3 : 2
21.05.17 SA Empoli Atalanta 0 : 1
20.12.16 SA Atalanta Empoli 2 : 1
07.02.16 SA Atalanta Empoli 0 : 0
24.09.15 SA Empoli Atalanta 0 : 1