In the pick of the final day Serie A fixtures, Atalanta host Inter Milan in a battle for the runner’s up slot.
Atalanta have been the surprise package of the season. They’ve kept touch with the top four all season long and at third place, just a point behind their opponents Inter Milan, they have a chance to leapfrog them into second if they can get all three points on offer. For a side that was perennially in the bottom half of the league for the better part of the last decade, their growth into elite status in the last couple of years or so has been nothing short of phenomenal.
Goals have been the hallmark of Gian Piero Gasperini’s side. They play an attractive brand of attacking football that has seen them score 98 goals in their 37 matches. That’s 23 more goals than champions Juventus have managed. It’s their defence that hasn’t quite held up as much as they’ve leaked in more goals than any of the other top 4 sides.
For significant portions of the early part of the season, it looked as though Inter Milan would be the team that would challenge Juventus for the top-flight title. They were matching Juve’s results and they were within touching. However, somewhere along the line, their form dipped a little bit, lost some momentum and never really posed a significant challenge after that.
Having said that, this has been a great season for Inter. Antonio Conte has made great progress with this squad and they are on course for their best finish in since the 2010/11 season. A win on Saturday would secure the second spot in the table, although a point would also be enough for the runners-up position should Lazio fail to win at Napoli on the same night.
Although the title is done and dusted, make no mistake, both of these teams certainly want to pick up the runner-up slot. A win for either of them would guarantee that. Both teams will be up for it and we expect an enthralling end-to-end affair. Both teams have very good forwards that should make the most of the opportunities that will be presented to them. We are therefore going for Both Teams to Score @ 1.42 with Bwin as our first betting tip for this game.
Atalanta are 2 goals away from a century of goals. That is something that has never been done in the history of the league. That alone should be enough motivation for them to push to score from the get-go. Losing attacking midfielder Ilicic to injury in the last few games has been a bit of a dent on their attack. Nevertheless, they still have enough quality in the squad to get the job done. Bwin betting app have priced Over 1.5 goals for Atalanta @ 1.75 and we do fancy Atalanta to go all out to get this price of history.
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