Our match prediction:
On Sunday afternoon at 14:00 Atalanta Bergamo and Napoli will play against each other in the 17th round of the Italian Serie A. Atalanta Bergamo was able to beat Palermo 3-0 in their last Serie A game and is currently placed 8th on the table having 24 points out of 16 games which is a quiet of performance of Atalanta manager Edoardo Reja. The team is known for playing a defensive strategy and managed to have success with it. Napoli on the other hand had the opportunity to get to the second place on the table but was unable to beat AS Roma at home and the game finished in a 0-0 draw. Gonzalo Higuain is currently the topscorer in the Italian Serie A and the most feared striker. Higuain is showing to be lethal within every position in the box. Previous confrontations between both teams show that Napoli will have a difficult afternoon in Bergamo. We predict Napoli to beat Atalanta with minimum difference 0-1. I Ciucciarelli will have to be on top of their game in order to bring back some important points for the title race.
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.