Atalanta can go back into Serie A's top four with a win against struggling Empoli and we think they'll do so comfortably.
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Match preview ✅
Atalanta is unbeaten in their last six games and has taken 12 points from a possible 18 in that spell. They head into the weekend outside the top four on head-to-head record but that could well change by the time this game rolls around, with AC Milan within their reach.
Empoli's form has picked up recently too, but they're still in the bottom three despite winning two of their last four matches. They might view this game as a free swing, as they did against Napoli less than two weeks ago by beating them 2-1 on their own patch.
Atalanta can leapfrog Roma and AC Milan with a win here and we expect them to do just that, with Empoli more focused on picking up points against those teams around them on the table.
Team news 🌟
Duván Zapata has served his suspension and will slot back into attack here. Josip Ilicic will need assessing closer to kick off due to a knee injury and his creative skills would be a big miss for Atalanta. Zapata is Atalanta's top scorer this season with 2o goals & five assists in Serie A.
Empoli's Marko Pajac is out until next month with a muscular injury, which should give Manuel Pasqual a run in the team. Matías Silvestre is also unavailable for the trip to Bergamo and he will be replaced by Jacob Rasmussen. Domenico Maietta is suspended.
Futaa's bets 💵
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