Our match prediction:
Napoli are now definitely out of the championship race, as they suffered a late defeat at the hands of Roma. The new battle starts, since i Giallorossi are now breathing down their necks and a new slip up could mean Maurizio Sarri’s side will slide down to the position number three in the overall standings. The Partenopei will go for all three points in their clash with Atalanta, but la Dea turned out to be a difficult opponent to overcome in their past meetings. Even though Edy Reja’s men are still without a win on their travels in 2016, most of those matches were real nail-bitters, which just prove the fact that Atalanta are a tough nut to crack. Nevertheless, Maurizio Sarri’s charges cannot afford any more mistakes, and given the fact they are on a seventeen-game undefeated run on home soil, regarding their league fixtures, we predict a triumph for the team from Naples.
Highligted Player (Mertens):
Dries Mertens is a Belgian football player born on the 6th of May 1987 in Leuven. Mertens started his football career in the youth of RSC Anderlecht and AA Gent. In season 2005/2006 he made his debut for the first team of AA Gent. After playing for AGOVV, FC Utrecht and PSV Mertens got transferred to Napoli for approximately 9.5 million euro. Mertens made his debut for the Belgian national team in October 2010 and played over 40 games for the national team already. Mertens played during World Cup 2014 and EURO 2016 for Belgium.Mertens is a right attacking midfielder, which can play as a forward as well. Mertens is known for being a very small fast player, which has the ability to get past several defenders and deliver a cross to his team mates. In his career Mertens didn’t win any big prizes yet. The biggest achievements of Mertens are winning the Dutch national cup with PSV in 2011/2012, the Coppa Italia and the Supercoppa in 2014 with Napoli.
Highlighted Team (Atalanta Bergamo):
Atalanta Bergamasco Calcio, better known as Atalanta Bergamo is an Italian football club from Bergamo which was founded in 1907 and is currently active in the Serie A. The club host it’s home games in the Atleti Azzuri d’Italia stadium which holds a capacity of 27 000 sats. The club colours of Atalanta Bergamo are blue and black. Atalanta Bergamo holds the nickname Nerazzuri which is the same as Inter Milan.Biggest succes of Atalanta Bergamo was in 1963 where the club managed to win the national cup (Coppa Italia). Atalanta won the Serie B three times (in 1959, 1984, 2006 and 2011). In Europe the club from Bergamo managed to stunt and reacht the semi finals of the Europe Cup 2.