Serie A – Genoa take on Atalanta

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Genoa vs. Atalanta
Adriano Saul

Adriano Saul

Reporting from beautiful, colorful city of Genoa, Adriano goes to the great lengths to make sure that no football fan remains uninformed about everything that happens in the best league of Italy.

The game will be played this Saturday at 3:00pm GMT at the the Stadio Luigi Ferraris.

Genoa at home against Atalanta – Saturday – 3:00pm GMT – The Stadio Luigi Ferraris.

Atalanta go to the Stadio Luigi Ferraris with Champion’s League dreams for next season very much alive. They currently sit in second as they take on fourteenth placed Genoa.

With the Serie A season well into its stride, Genoa have managed to gain 39 points so far, going into this meeting

With a win in their previous game, (0-2) against Bologna, Genoa will likely be in a positive frame of mind.

Genoa need to get out of the losing habit, with four recorded in the last seven fixtures. With fourteenth, they currently sit 39 points in the League having won nine games, drawn 12 meetings, and lost 15 matches.

Genoa have won five fixtures, drawn seven games, and lost six matches of their 18 League matches at home this season.

A win in this fixture, would take Genoa’s points from 39 to 42, so far this season.

Genoa’s ever growing list of players missing due to injury or illness to be a concern for Davide Ballardini, ahead of this Saturday’s fixture against their opponents.

Atalanta’s campaign so far has seen them accrue 75 points this season

Can Atalanta make it three out of three, having turned over Benevento 2-0 and Parma 2-5 in their last two games?

Atalanta keep finding ways to win, having secured 12 victories in their last 15 matches is astonishing this season, a form has placed them in clear contention for Champion’s League qualification. Their position is second in the League, and they have 75 points having won 22 meetings, drawn nine games, and lost five fixtures.

Atalanta’s away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Genoa. In the 18 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won 10 games, drawn six fixtures, and lost two meetings.

A win in this fixture would take Atalanta’s points to 78 in the League.

Good Attacking Performance

Atalanta have a good scoring record this season, with 86 netted so far (80 from open play and six penalties). This season, their stand-out attacking players have been Luis Muriel (22), Duvan Zapata (14), and Robin Gosens (11). Atalanta have conceded 42 goals.

Going into Saturday’s game, Gian Piero Gasperini without one of his players, due to illness or injury.

Genoa v Atalanta Head-to-Heads.

When these two sides meet, a draw is never usually the expected outcome. In the past 33 matches, Atalanta have won 14 victories and Genoa 10 wins. The last time both teams met in this competition was January 2021 and the score line ended up with a 0-0 draw.

For Genoa, Mattia Destro has netted
11 goals in 36 League matches this season, while Luis Muriel scored
22 goals in 36 League matches this Serie A Season for Atalanta.

Other players of note for Genoa are Gianluca Scamacca and Goran Pandev with nine goals and six goals respectively and for Atalanta are Duvan Zapata and Robin Gosens with 14 goals and 11 goals respectively.

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