Serie A high flyers Napoli will look to get back to winning ways when they welcome top-four hopefuls Atalanta to Stadio Diego Armando Maradona on Saturday.
The hosts suffered a rare loss last weekend when they went down 1-0 to Lazio at home. The loss ended a run of seven consecutive wins for Luciano Spaletti’s side, who maintained a healthy double-digit lead at the top of the table regardless of the result.
They will fancy their chances of winning here, given that they have yet to lose consecutive matches this Serie A season. However, an upcoming Champions League round of 16-second leg after this clash against Atalanta, who defeated them 3-2 in their last Serie A home head-to-head, adds to the intrigue.
The visitors are among the only two teams to have beaten Napoli this season. Yet they are losing steam in the top-four race with only two wins from their last seven league games (D2, L3). Moreover, they have suffered indifferent results in their previous nine league games away from home (W3, D3, L3), threatening their Champions League qualification for next season.
They have failed to score in three successive league games for the first time since October 2018 after firing blanks against Milan (2-0) and Udinese (0-0). But this trip may help them avert that prospect as the visitors have scored in the last nine Serie A H2Hs, their longest run against Napoli.
Given the history of this tie, we can expect both teams to score here. So a BTTS/GG bet is the best prediction for this game.