Serie A Atalanta vs Sassuolo 9/21/2021 Prediction and Match Preview

Two teams that have made rather shaky starts in the new season will lock horns on Tuesday, when Atalanta will play host to Sassuolo. Atalanta are coming off a slim win over the weekend but it was just their 2

Atalanta (2 wins, 1 loss, 1 draw) are coming off a really hard-fought 1-0 win on the road against new-comers Salernitana. It was a VERY physical match with 8 yellow cards, which translated to very few scoring chances between the two sides, with Atalanta finding the winning goal at the 75th minute by Zapata. Last week they played for a 2-2 draw on the road against Villarreal in the Champions League, while prior to that they lost to Fiorentina by 2-1 at home. Atalanta are now sitting at the 8th spot of the Serie A with 7 points, scoring 4 and conceding 3 goals. Oddly enough, they have the lowest goal average in the entire league with just 1.8 goals per match so far in the Serie A. To put that into perspective, last season they had twice as many (3.6 goals per match, most in the league). 

Sassuolo (1 win, 2 losses, 1 draw) were really bad in their home match against Torino over the weekend, where they lost by 1-0. Terrible in the first half with just 3 goal attempts and no shots on target, Sassuolo kind of woke up in the second half but they conceded the only goal of the match at the 83rd minute for the final 1-0 loss. Sassuolo started the season with a 3-2 win over Verona but are win-less in 3 matches ever since. The departure of Caputo has really destroyed last season’s offensive flow, but that is also due to the change in coach. Sassuolo are now sitting at the 12th spot of the league table with 4 points, scoring 4 and conceding 5 goals so far. 

Atalanta vs Sassuolo. Atalanta destroyed Sassuolo by a massive 5-1 in this venue last season, before a 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture. They are now unbeaten in the last 15 matches against Sassuolo (10 wins, 5 draws). 12 of the last 14 matches between the two sides had BTTS, while 11 of those 14 matches had Over 2.5 Goals. Moreover, each of the last 8 matches between the two sides in this venue had BTTS and each of the last 5 also had Over 2.5 Goals. Atalanta should have the upper hand regarding the win here, in a match where we might see a TON of goals. 

Serie A Atalanta vs Sassuolo 9/21/2021 Prediction and Match Preview

Serie A Starting Time: 14:45PM EDT

Location: Gewiss Stadium, Bergamo

Date: Tuesday, September 21st    

Serie A Odds: Sassuolo +1

Serie A Totals: 3.25

Free Serie A Pick: Atalanta -1 (-111)

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