Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Cagliari and Atalanta face each other in a highly-anticipated clash at Sardegna Arena on Sunday evening. Cagliari are undefeated in the previous three league fixtures, and thanks to their recent performances they revived their Europa League hopes. The Sardinians are likely to stick to their attacking style of play, and given Atalanta’s shaky defence, we predict that they are going to find the net in Sunday’s showdown.
Defender Luca Ceppitelli, who picked up a knock in a 1-1 draw with Bologna, is unlikely to feature against Atalanta. The Orobici, on the other hand, did well to beat Napoli 2-0 in Bergamo, with the team extending their winning run in the Serie A to seven games. Seeing that Atalanta have been impressive in front of goal of late, we believe that both teams are going to find the net in the Sardegna Arena clash.
Highlighted Player (Lucas Castro):
Lucas Castro was born in La Plata, Argentina on 9 April, 1989. He played for his home-town club Gimnasia La Plata at the start of his senior career and the pacey winger made 68 league appearances for los Triperos from 2008 to 2011. Racing Club signed him for the 2011/2012 season and he scored five goals in 26 appearances for the club in the national championship.
In 2012 he decided to move to Europe as he signed a five-year deal with Serie A side Catania for a fee of €2.5 million. The Argentine footballer scored 13 goals for the Sicilian outfit from 2012 to 2015 and on 29 June, 2016 he joined fellow Serie A side Chievo.
Lucas Castro received Argentina call-up in 2011 for a friendly against Brazil, but he did not come from the bench. Castro is a winger, but he is capable of playing as a central midfielder. His market value on 15 July, 2016 was €6 million.
Highlighted Team (Atalanta):
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 colors 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 reached the semi finals of the Europe Cup 2.