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Atalanta Bergamo quickly grew up this season to the revelation in the Serie A and that role was later realized. The formation of Gian Piero Gasperini managed to win a ticket for the Europa League last week. Next Sunday, the confrontation with Empoli is on the program, the low-flyer who has to see the rise of Crotone.
Empoli bumped over the graduation streak for months and the hole with the bottom three places was relatively large for a long time, which seemed to lack the real motivation to perform. The team of Giovanni Matusciello seemed to steer on the auto pilot in the anonymous but safe seventeenth place, but Crotone’s recent advance has made Empoli have to get everything out of order to reduce the degradation to the Serie B Prevent. At the beginning of April, Crotone suddenly started collecting the necessary points, which resulted in Empoli’s backing. That actually turned out pretty nice. Empoli scored two surprising wins at Fiorentina (1-3) and AC Milan (1-3) at the end of April, and recently Bologna was treated to a 3-1 defeat at home. These are good results for a low-flyer, but Empoli currently has the bad luck that Crotone is even better in her skin. Last week, the degradation pressure was once again increased. Matusciello’s men did not succeed in Sardinia to prevent defeat against Cagliari (3-2), while Crotone won home 1-0 from Udinese. As a result, the hole with Crotone has shrunk to a shaggy point, and therefore Empoli will have to hit back to prevent the degradation
Empoli also has the luck that the last two matches of the season seem to be much easier than Crotone’s. Atalanta Bergamo is, of course, a spicy adversary, but next week Empoli visits Palermo’s already degraded and could be the decisive match.
Empoli’s injury list is not too long, but a disappointment is that Matusciello’s team will be on the run again without Levan Mchedlidze in the ranks. The striker has been injured all season and this duel will be too early for the club top scorer. The 37-year-old Massimo Maccarone produced a goal less than Mchedlidze, but he will probably start on the bench.
Probable setup Empoli
Skorupski, Laurini, Bellusci, Costa, Pasqual, Mauri, Diousse, Croce, El Kaddouri, Thiam, Pucciarelli
As mentioned, Atalanta Bergamo is the revelation of the season. For months, Gian Piero Gasperini’s formation was made with pressure from the bottom as teams like Inter Milan and AC Milan scrambled on the fifth pitch, but Atalanta Bergamo succeeded in defending the top five position successfully and that is a performance of format . Theoretically speaking, Atalanta Bergamo can still lower to the sixth position, as the current difference with AC Milan is six points, but that seems to be excluded. Last week, both teams were facing each other and AC Milan had to win that match to further increase pressure on Atalanta Bergamo. However, the Gasperini team opened a goal by Andrea Conto and that goal seemed to be enough for the three points. Gerard Deulofeu caused AC Milan’s defeat by three minutes to produce the equalizer, but the goal did not seem to be a goal for Atalanta Bergamo’s fans. The victory was lost, but the mission, obtaining European football, was successful.
The question now is to what extent Atalanta Bergamo is still motivated to go to the gap with a team like Empoli. The visitors have enough to secure the fifth place on Sunday, but participation in the Europa League is already in place. Gasperini is currently facing some injuries, but it is mainly players who have been out of control for a long time. It can therefore be concluded that Atalanta Bergamo can come with a strong team, but then Gasperini must decide to start with the strongest possible formation
Atalanta Bergamo scored only a defeat in the last sixteen matches, which has meant that teams like AC Milan and Internazionale have not come closer. By the way, Gasperini’s team won only one of the last four league and therefore there is no question of underestimation.
Probable setup Atalanta
Berisha, Toloi, Caldara, Masiello, Conti, Cristante, Freuler, Spinazzola, Kurtic, Petagna, Gomez
Empoli vs Atalanta head to head matches
20.12.16 SA Atalanta Empoli 2 : 1
07.02.16 SA Atalanta Empoli 0 : 0
24.09.15 SA Empoli Atalanta 0 : 1
26.04.15 SA Atalanta Empoli 2 : 2
30.11.14 SA Empoli Atalanta 0 : 0