Atalanta & Sassuolo meet on Match-day 10
Atalanta, currently sitting second in the League, will be hoping to secure all three points when they welcome Sassuolo to the Gewiss Stadium.
Atalanta go into this game with 21 points secured
It was a 2-2 draw against Udinese in Atalanta’s last Serie A outing, Gian Piero Gasperini’s men will be hoping for a better result in this fixture.
Also, Atalanta keep finding ways to win, having secured five victories in their last seven matches is astonishing this season, which has contributed significantly to their rise up the table. With 21 points (6W, 0L and 3D), they are established in second position in the League having won six games and drawn three fixtures.
Playing at home, Atalanta have won two meetings and drawn two matches.
A victory for Atalanta would put them on 24 points.
Good atacking and defensive team
Defence begins with attack and Atalanta have defended well as a team, borne out by conceding five goals in their previous games. Every player has contributed to them delivering a solid defensive display this Serie A season. This has been a good season so far for Atalanta, in terms of goals scored (14). This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Teun Koopmeiners (4), Ademola Lookman (3), and Rafael Toloi (1).
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.
Sassuolo arrive at this fixture, having secured 12 points so far this season
Sassuolo must take a positive approach to this game, if they are to get anything out of, following their recent defeat to Internazionale at Mapei Stadium.
Also, Sassuolo keep finding ways to win, having secured two victories in their last three fixtures is astonishing this season. Now they have 3 matches won, 3 games lost and 3 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in ninth place, with a total of 12 points having won three games, drawn three games, and lost three meetings.
Sassuolo have won one game, drawn two matches, and lost one game of their four League matches on the road this season.
A win in this fixture would take Sassuolo’s points to 15 in the League.
Sassuolo are no strangers this season to illness and injury and Alessio Dionisi is concerned that Saturday’s fixture could see him without four of his key players
Atalanta v Sassuolo – Head-to-Heads.
Regarding their historical duels Atalanta and Sassuolo have faced each other 23 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Atalanta’s favour (15 – 3). Further, Atalanta recent form against Sassuolo has been outstanding, winning on fourteen out of the last 20 matches. The last time both teams met in this competition The Goddess secured a 2-1 home win.
Other standout players for Atalanta are Teun Koopmeiners and Ademola Lookman with four goals both and for Sassuolo are Davide Frattesi and Andrea Pinamonti with three goals each.