Our football match prediction:
The 2017/2018 Serie A campaign has been a mixed bag for Atalanta to date. The Orobici sit in tenth place in the standings ahead of Sunday’s football game against SPAL and they suffered a 2-1 loss to Udinese on the road in their last league fixture. Atalanta have been impressive at their Stadio Atleti Azzuri d’Italia this term and you should bear in mind that they are eyeing their fifth home win of the season. Following three consecutive defeats in the national championship SPAL recorded a very important win over Genoa (1-0) at the weekend and thanks to the triumph they escaped the relegation zone. The newcomers are determined to secure the Serie A survival, but we do not believe that they are capable of shocking the Orobici in Bergamo. Gian Piero Gasperini’s men outplayed Verona in their last home game in the Italian top flight (3-0) and we predict that they will extend their winning run at home to three games this weekend.
Highligted Player (Jasmin Kurtic):
Jasmin Kurtic is a Slovenian player who started his senior career at Bela Krajina. The midfielder scored seven goals in 74 league appearances for the club, but at the end of the 2009/2010 season he moved to Gorica. After playing just 15 matches for the Slovenian outfit in the 2010/2011 campaign he moved to Palermo, where he gained a lot of experience. Kurtic spent the 2011/2012 season on loan to Varese and he played an important role in the team, making 42 league appearances. In June, 2013 he signed a permanent deal with Sassuolo, but three months later he was sent on loan to Fiorentina. On 25 June, 2015, the Slovenian footballer joined Atalanta. Jasmin Kurtic has 2 caps for Slovenia U21 and he made his debut for the senior team on 26 May, 2012. He scored a goal from the set piece against Greece back then. His contract with Atalanta expires on 30 June, 2019.
Highlighted Team (SPAL):
SPAL impressed in the 206/2017 Serie B campaign, with the team finishing the season in top position in the standings, four points clear of second-placed Hellas Verona. The Biancazzurri returned to the Italian elite division following a 49-year absence and it has to be noted that they finished the 2016/2017 Serie A campaign in 14th place in the table. As a result, they were relegated to the Italian second tier at the end of the season. The club was founded in 1907 as Circolo Ars et Labor and six years later was renamed as Societa Polisportiva Ars et Labor. After a bankruptcy the club was re-founded in 2005 and they have been competing as SPAl 1907 ever since. SPAL welcome their rivals at Stadio Paolo Mazza, the venue which was opened in 1928. You should know that the capacity of the stadium is 12.438 Rovigo are regarded as Spal’s fiercest rivals and the two teams face each other in the Derby of Polesine.