Serie A – Season Continues – Atalanta v Cremonese on Match-day 6

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Sunday Serie A action from the Gewiss Stadium, as Atalanta take on USC.

Leaders Atalanta are currently 18 places higher than their rivals USC, when the two sides meet, they will sit in first and nineteenth positions respectively.

To retain first position in the Serie A is Atalanta’s target this week

Atalanta must take a positive approach to this game, if they are to get anything out of, following their recent defeat to AC Monza at Stadio Brianteo.

Also, League leaders Atalanta’s League position speaks for itself, as they continue their rich vein of winning form. Their last win, was the 3rd in a row, which has contributed significantly to rise up the top of the Serie A. They are the team to beat, with 13 points and sitting at the top of the table (current record: 4W – 0L and 1D) having won four games and drawn one game.

Playing at home, Atalanta have won one game and drawn one game.

The ultimate prize this season will be for Atalanta to finish top of the Serie A and secure automatic qualification for the Champion’s League. However, they must play each game as it comes and secure the points, if that is to be achieved.

Good Attacking Performance

Atalanta will be pleased to have a good goal scoring record so far this season (9). This season, their stand-out attacking players have been Teun Koopmeiners (4), Rafael Toloi (1), and Ademola Lookman (1). Atalanta have managed to maintain a strong defence so far, which in turn has allowed them to deliver good attacking options themselves and deliver good scoring opportunities.

Atalanta may have to resort to second choice players, given the number of first choice players that are now unavailable through injury, illness or suspension.

Nervous Cremonese take relegation battle to the Gewiss Stadium to face Atalanta

With Massimiliano Alvini’s men stubbornly held to a 0-0 draw in their last match, he will hope to find the key to unlock the defence in this fixture.

Also, USC may not want to consider the prospect of relegation this season, but they are going to have to change their ways if they are to avoid it. Massimiliano Alvini’s squad have lost four of five fixtures. With one point, they currently sit nineteenth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 0 wins, 4 losses and 1 draws having drawn one game and lost four fixtures.

USC have lost three games of their three League matches playing away this season.

A win in this fixture would take Cremonese’s points to 4 in the League.

USC are no strangers this season to illness and injury and Massimiliano Alvini is concerned that Sunday’s fixture could see him without one of his key players

Atalanta v Cremonese – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels these two clubs have already played each other 10 times with the result being five victories and three draws for Atalanta. Additionally, the two sides have been unable to break the dead-lock on three occasions out of the last four meetings, resulting in draws. The last time they played each other in this competition The Goddess delivered a 3-0 home win.

Players to watch

For Atalanta, Teun Koopmeiners scoredfour goals in five League matches this season, while David Okereke is a top performing player who has scoredtwo goals in five League fixtures so far for USC.

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