Atalanta look primed to challenge for a place in the top four of Serie A this weekend, but they will need to pick up a win against Sampdoria to get into the Champions League places in Italy.
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Atalanta are the best placed team to challenge for a top four place coming into this latest round of fixtures in Italy’s top-flight. They are currently in fifth place in the league standings, and are just one point behind Roma and two points behind Juventus. Their recent form has also been more solid than many of their rivals, as they have picked up two wins and a draw in their last three games. Furthermore, they have lost just once in their last six games. However, they will be wary that they can’t drop points in the Champions League race, as they are level on points with Lazio, and Napoli are just three points further back. Atalanta’s confidence should be high coming into this game, as they have won their last two. The most recent of their wins came last weekend, as they claimed an important 4-2 home win against Napoli. Duvan Zapata, Robin Gosens and Cristian Romero were all among the scorers in that game.
Sampdoria are currently back in tenth place in the Serie A standings. Their season already looks to be nearly over, as they can’t compete for a European place and are well clear of the relegation places in Italy. The fact that they have very little to play for can be seen in their recent results, as they have won three of their last six, and have been beaten in two of their previous five games. They come into this game against Atalanta having lost last weekend against Lazio.
Sampdoria vs Atalanta Head To Head
These two sides match up well in the overall record, as neither side have been to claim dominance in the fixture. Both Atalanta and Sampdoria have picked up two wins each in the last five. However, Sampdoria did pick up a win earlier in the season, as they won 3-1 away from home.
Sampdoria vs Atalanta Prediction
Atalanta have been in decent form recently, and will be only too aware that a win this weekend would move them into the top-four. We expect them to get the win they need to move above AS Roma.
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