Soccer News – Atalanta-Cagliari
Atalanta hosts Cagliari in a match from the 19th round of the Italian Serie A.
Atalanta are currently 7th in the Serie A with 27 points won and a record of 7 wins, 6 draws and 5 defeats. Last season the club from Bergamo played amazingly good and qualified for Europa League. Now Atalanta can do the same, because they are on par with the 6th Sampdoria – both clubs have the same amount of points.
This is Atalanta’s goal right now – winning the 6th place and once again qualifying for Europe. Gian Piero Gasperini’s team is unbeaten in its last five games – three wins and two draws. This tells us that Atalanta are once again getting in their best form, which is bad news for their next opponent Cagliari.
Speaking of Cagliari, they are 16th in the Serie A standings with 17 points won so far. They are on just two points above the relegation zone, so for them the fight for survival just begins. Their record so far is 5 wins, 2 draws and 11 losses. In their last five matches Cagliari suffered three defeats and made two draws. As you can see, they are hardly winning points in the last month.
Atalanta are the huge favourite here. They are the better team and they are in a much better form. Plus, they have the advantage to play at home. It’s difficult to think that Cagliari could take something from this clash, especially not away from home.
For this game Atalanta could be without the central defender Jose Luis Palomino, who is injured.
Meanwhile Cagliari can’t use the suspended Joao Pedro Geraldino, while Daniele Dessena is injured. The good news come from the recovery of Gabriel, who is once again fit and ready to play. This is a good boost for the away team.