With a silver medal finish up for grabs this weekend, two of Italian football’s heavyweights will face off for their Serie A finale when Atalanta and Inter Milan meet at the Gewiss Stadium on Saturday night.
Coming from behind to grab a 2-1 win away at Bologna in midweek, La Dea have continued to shock many across Europe this season as they have now managed to extend their glittering unbeaten run to 18 matchups on the bounce across all competitions.
On the flip side, while Inter Milan might have had their inconsistencies well-documented after returning from the enforced break, Saturday’s guests appear to be getting back to their best and their 2-0 win against Napoli earlier in the week still finds them sat in pole position.
Holding a one-point buffer over their local rivals ahead of this weekend’s Serie A finale, the two sides have a habit of producing cagey encounters when they normally meet.
Including a 1-1 draw when they faced off at the San Siro back in January, three of the last four meetings between Atalanta and Inter have finished in a stalemate. You might be interested to know both teams leaving Bergamo with a point this weekend can be found priced at 11/4 with William Hill.
La Dea’s stunning campaign
Battling from behind and snatching a late victory way at Bologna in midweek, Atalanta have cemented their spot as one of Europe’s surprise packages this season.
Still firing in this year’s Champions League when it resumes next month, Saturday’s hosts have embarked on a stunning 18-match unbeaten run across all competitions this year, a tally that is only bettered by German champions Bayern Munich.
Long since securing another top-four finish in Serie A, there is no doubt that Head Coach Gian Piero Gasperini will be hugely excited by his side’s remarkable showings in the final third.
Recording an outstanding 98 Serie A strikes this season and comfortably holding the best attacking return in Italy’s top-flight, Atalanta also hold the second-best tally from across Europe’s top-five leagues.
Already putting six past Brescia earlier in the month, La Dea have also recorded at least a pair of strikes in eight of their last nine appearances on home soil.
Putting over 1.5 goals past the likes of Lazio, Roma, Napoli and Spanish outfit Valencia at the Gewiss Stadium since opening 2020, you might be interested to know that a similar outcome for Gasperini’s side can be found priced at 8/11 with Paddy Power.
Inter show their defensive resolve
Although Inter Milan may have dropped points against the likes of Verona, Bologna and Sampdoria since making a return from the enforced break, Antonio Conte’s men appear to have once again found their best form.
Picking up a 2-0 win against European chasers Napoli at the San Siro earlier in the week, they’re still firing in this year’s Europa League and sit in pole position to secure a silver medal finish in Serie A this summer.
While the likes of Romelu Lukaku might have continued to shine in the final third following his move from Manchester United, the one-time Chelsea boss will be most impressed by his side’s recent displays at the other end of the pitch.
Recording another clean sheet in midweek, Saturday’s guests have recorded three clean sheets on the bounce for their first time this season and have now gone over 300 minutes since picking the ball out of their own net.
Along with picking up a 3-0 romp away at Genoa in their last contest away from the San Siro, it should also be noted that Inter have left unscathed in three of their previous five meetings against La Dea.
You might be interested to know that another shock clean sheet for Inter can be found priced as high as 9/2 with Bet365 for Saturday night.