Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Atalanta will look to make amends for a 2-1 loss to Fiorentina when they take on Salernitana on day 4 of the new Serie A campaign. The Orobici have yet to find their best form, but they will not have a better chance than this to get back on course. De Roon misses the match through suspension, while Hateboer and Muriel are both out of contention with injuries. However, away win should be considered as both Ilicic and Malinovskyi return to the starting XI.
The newcomers, on the other hand, do not seem to be competitive at this level. Salernitana have been struggling at the back in the new Serie A campaign, and given Atalanta’s attacking potential, anything but a routine away win would be a major surprise. All Aya, Ruggeri, Veseli, Capezzi, and Jaroszynski are out of contention through injuries for the home team.
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 (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.