Atalanta - Sampdoria prediction
Atalanta will try to continue the good streak they have been in since the beginning of 2023.
Kato will also look for victory against a struggling Sampdoria side in this match at the Stadio Gevis in Bergamo.
The hosts, skillfully led by their coach Gasperini, are unbeaten in 5 games played in the new year.
With 3 wins and 2 draws. Including progress for them in the Coppa Italia tournament.
But my emphasis in this case is on the high performance that was observed in the matches of the Bergamaski during this period.
A total of 30 goals were scored in these 5 matches, which makes an average of 6 goals per game.
The most impressive result is undoubtedly the 8-2 victory over Salernitana in their last championship home game.
One name has stood out in Atalanta's ranks recently. This is the 25-year-old striker Ademola Lookman.
The Nigerian scored 2 goals in each of the last 3 matches.
Including the opening goal in the 4th minute when Juventus visited last weekend.
I'm banking on Lookman's form here to help another, possibly crushing, win as well.
Because the opponent is suitable. Because this is one of the weakest teams in Calcio this year - Sampdoria .
Atalanta - statistics and info
Gian Piero Gasperini's men have struggled to score at times over the last 12 months.
Having once been the most reliable source of goals in Calcio.
But of late they have found themselves again in spectacular fashion, especially in their last Serie A home run.
In it, Atalanta beat Salernitana 8-2.
But that was just one of a string of high-scoring matches the Bergamo side have registered recently.
Then, back at home, they claimed another impressive victory, this time for the Coppa Italia 5-2 against La Spezia.
Before the spectacular 3-3 draw against Juventus last weekend in Serie A.
As in this match, Atalanta were close to victory, leading several times.
Thus, the Blue-Blacks came close to only 3 points from the second position in the Calcio standings.
Sampdoria - statistics and info
Sampdoria started in a positive way in the new year 2023.
Having won their first game since the World Cup break – 2-1 away to Sassuolo.
After that, however, the fans' hopes were severely dashed.
As the Mariners have lost 4 straight' to nil'.
One of them cost them elimination from the Coppa Italia (0-1 against Fiorentina).
But this is not the big problem facing Dejan Stankovic. And survival in the Italian football elite.
Samp's safety is now 8 points away.
And they are one of only two teams (along with Cremoense) to have single-digit points.
And since 2005, only one of the 6 teams that found themselves in such a wretched state after 19 rounds managed to avoid relegation.
Squads and injured footballers
Lineup: Mousse; Toloi, Demiral, Scalvini; Hattebur, De Roon, Koepmeiners, Maele; God, Luqman; Hoylund
Injured: Palomino, Zappacosta
Lineup: Audero; Murillo, Newtink, Amione; Leris, Rincon, Winx, Augello; Djuricic; Lammers, Gabbiadini
In question: Conti, Pousseto