Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Atalanta play host to Sassuolo at their Gewiss Stadium on day 10 of the new Serie A campaign. The Orobici have a chance to overtake Napoli in top position, and they are likely to go all guns blazing at the Neroverdi. Both Davide Zappacosta and Rafael Toli are sidelined with injuries, while Juan Musso, Duvan Zapata, and Berat Djimsiti are all rated doubtful.
Sassuolo, on the other hand, produced a fine display against Inter at the weekend, but the Nerazzurri eventually picked up all three points from the match thanks to Edin Dzeko’s goal. Sassuolo, though, are not regarded as good travellers, and we do not believe that they are capable of upsetting Atalanta in Bergamo. The likes of Davide Frattesi, Gregoire Defrel, Domenico Berardi, Hamed Junior Traore, and Mert Muldur should miss out with injuries for the visiting side.
Highlighted Player (Duvan Zapata):
Duvan Zapata was born in Cali, Colombia on 1 April, 1991. The 186-cm-tall attacker started his youth career at America de Cali, playing for the club between 2004 and 2008. In 2008 he made his debut for the first team and three years later he scored his first hat-trick for the Colombian outfit, in a 3-2 win over Deportivo Pereira.
In 2011 he signed a loan deal with Estudiantes and he found the net for the Argentine team on his debut against Belgrano. After scoring 11 goals in 37 appearances for Estudiantes, the Colombian striker joined Napoli in 2013, but he failed to establish himself as a first-choice attacker.
On 22 July, 2015 Zapata joined fellow Serie A team Udinese on loan and it has to be noted that he scored eight goals in 24 league appearances for the Zebrette. Duvan Zapata has 5 caps for Colombia U20 team, but he has yet to make his debut for the senior side.
Highlighted Team (Sassuolo):
US Sassuolo Calcio is an Italian football club from Sassuolo, state Modena in the Emilia-Romagna region. In the season 2012/2013 Sassuolo managed to promote to the Serie A before playing in the Serie B for four seasons. Sassuolo was founded in 1922 and is known for being one of the smaller teams in the Serie A.
Sassuolo hosts its home games in the Stadio Citta del Tricolore which holds a capacity for approximately 21 000 spectators. Sassuolo is also known as i Neroverdi and plays at home in black and green. The biggest achievements in the club history were in 2007/2008 where the club won the Serie C1 and in season 2012/2013 were Sassuolo won the Serie B as well.
Known players in the club history are Andrea Poli, Antonio Floro Flores, Simone Zaga and Reto Ziegler.