Atalanta vs. Cagliari Betting – Serie A, October 4, 2020
Atalanta continued whet they left off last season and recorded a couple of wins in the opening two rounds of a new season. The Goddess scored four goals in each of two victories over Torino and Lazio, and it’s clear that the Bergamo side will be fighting for the top 4 places once again.
Cagliari, on the other hand, is still looking for its first win of the new campaign after collecting only one point in the first two matches. They scored just one goal in those two games, but the fact that they won three consecutive games in Bergamo is quite encouraging for the visitors.
Here is my Atalanta vs. Cagliari betting prediction and get the latest news, stats, and H2H record in the process.
Atalanta vs. Cagliari Odds
Atalanta Team News and Stats
Atalanta never opened a top-flight campaign with three consecutive victories, but a 75% win-rate across their previous 20 Serie A games (W15, D4, L1) gives hope. They scored 2+ goals in 15 of those 20 matches, with six witnessing 4+ team goals – including both this term. That being said, Atalanta scored only once in the two H2Hs last season (W1, L1).
Additionally, the last five Serie A H2H duels have produced under 2.5 goals, with four ending with an identical 1-0 result. Interestingly, Atalanta scored only once in their previous two Serie A home matches (D1, L1), and the last time they recorded straight scoring blanks in the league at home was back in Sep/Oct 2018 (three).
Gian Piero Gasperini will be without Pierluigi Gollini (knee), Aleksey Miranchuk (hip), Matteo Pessina (knee), and Cristiano Piccini (knee).
Cagliari Team News and Stats
The hosts lost three of their previous four Serie A campaign home openers (W1, L3), which should be a boost to Cagliari, who is looking for their first victory of this league season (D1, L1). Still, just one win from Cagliari’s last 12 Serie A matches (W1, D5, L6) – while failing to score in seven – doesn’t inspire confidence. Low-scoring was a theme during that span, with nine of the aforementioned 12 games providing under 2.5 goals.
A 1-1 draw at Sassuolo in Cagliari’s away opener extended their winless streak to six Serie A matches on the road (D3, L3). Of note is that three of those six games saw Cagliari fail to find the back of the net, whilst the other three saw them score precisely once – twice with the opener, including this campaign.
Eusebio Di Francesco cannot count on Filip Bradaric (quarantine), Luca Ceppitelli (quarantine), Alberto Cerri (quarantine), and Gaston Pereiro (foot).
Atalanta vs. Cagliari Pick
Each team recorded five wins in the previous ten H2H encounters, and, interestingly, Cagliari won three consecutive games at Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia. I am not saying the visitors will get another victory on Sunday, but I am backing them to score at least one goal. However, I fully expect the Goddess to continue with fine form and record the third straight win, and considering the odds on straight win are very low, and I suggest you go with Atalanta’s win with both teams to score.
Atalanta to win & BTTS YES+130