Atalanta vs Pescara Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Atalanta vs Pescara Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

Atalanta and Pescara will be facing each other at the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia on Sunday afternoon, with both sides looking to get back to winning ways in the Serie A. Atalanta were humiliated 7-1 on the road at Inter last weekend with their consolation goal being scored by Remo Freuler just before the break. Meanwhile, Pescara lost 1-3 at home at the hands of Udinese last time out, with Sulley Muntari pulling one back for Zdenek Zeman’s men in the last ten minutes of the game. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news and match stats all in our SBAT. 

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Betting Predictions and Tips

I’m backing Atalanta to get back to winning ways in this one as their home form throughout this Serie A campaign has been impeccable, winning eleven of their last 15 home games across all competitions. In addition, Atalanta have won each of their seven home meetings with Pescara in all competitions, conceding just two goals in this term. Atalanta should pick all three points in this one, but for a better value, I’m also backing them to scored at least three goals here.

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Atalanta to win and Over 3.5 goals at 6/5

Atalanta Preview

Atalanta’s seven-game unbeaten streak in the Serie A ended in a disappointing manner last weekend, as they were thrashed 7-1 on the road at Inter. This has definitely been their biggest defeat of the season and it was totally unexpected, as they kept four clean sheets in five league outings prior to this result. Despite the defeat, la Dea still sit in 6th spot in the Serie A table with 52 points under their belts after 28 rounds, just two points off the 5th-placed Inter. Atalanta managed a decent tally of 43 goals so far this season, but they now hold the worst defensive record in top seven with 33 goals conceded in 28 rounds. Alejandro Gomez is leading the club’s goalscoring charts with nine goals and five assists under his belt, while Franck Kessie, Mattia Caldara and Jasmin Kurtic have bagged 16 goals and three assists between them. Atalanta can count on their recent home form ahead of this tie as they have only lost one of their last eleven home fixtures across all competitions, and are currently on a five-game unbeaten streak. Furthermore, Atalanta have kept a clean sheet in each of their last four home fixtures in the Serie A. In addition, Atalanta picked up victories in each of their seven home meetings with Pescara across all competitions, conceding just two goals in the process. 

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Pescara Preview

On the other hand, Pescara have only won two of their 28 league outings this season. They have lost nine of their last ten games in the Serie A, and are currently on a three-game losing streak, conceding at least two goals in each of these. Pescara are rock bottom of the Serie A table with just 12 points under their belts after 28 rounds, already 10 points behind safety. The Delfini are already relegated to Serie B in my opinion, as after his clash with Atalanta they will face AC Milan, Juventus and Empoli in the next three weeks. Away from home, Pescara have only won one of their 14 league trips so far this season, and that sole victory was awarded to them after Sassuolo used an ineligible player. They have failed to win any of their 14 away games across all competitions since then, and have conceded at least two goals in eleven of these. Head-to-head, Pescara are winless in their last 14 meetings with Atalanta in all competitions since a 1-0 win back in September 1998. Pescara’s main reason for their struggle throughout this Serie A campaign has been their sloppy defence as they hold the worst defensive record in the division, conceding 63 goals in 28 league fixtures. Gianluca Caprari and Ahmad Benali have been Pescara’s most dangerous players in front of goal so far this season, as the pair bagged 12 goals and four assists between them. 

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Atalanta Team News

Stefano Mazzini and Boukari Drame are both doubts, but Jasmin Kurtic is missing through suspension.

Pescara Team News

Guglielmo Stendardo, Davide Vitturini, Sulley Ali Muntari, Simone Pepe, Gianluca Caprari and Andrea Coda are all doubts, but Alberto Gilardino is out with a knee injury. Furthermore, Alessandro Bruno is missing through suspension.

Atalanta scored over 2.5 goals in 5 out of their last 10 games played

Atalanta have conceeded only 3 goals in their last 10 games against Pescara

Pescara saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Pescara saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Atalanta

AVG Goals

1.7

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Atalanta Form Guide

Atalanta Team Logo

Atalanta

Won

7

Draw

0

Lost

3
L H

07-10-2018

Serie A

Sampdoria Team Logo Sampdoria

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

21-10-2018

Serie A

Chievo Verona Team Logo Chievo Verona

FT 1 - 5

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

27-10-2018

Serie A

Parma Calcio 1913 Team Logo Parma Calcio 1913

FT 3 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

04-11-2018

Serie A

Bologna Team Logo Bologna

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

11-11-2018

Serie A

Inter Team Logo Inter

FT 4 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

25-11-2018

Serie A

Empoli Team Logo Empoli

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

W H

28-11-2018

Club Friendlies

Pro Sesto Team Logo Pro Sesto

FT 3 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

L H

03-12-2018

Serie A

SSC Napoli Team Logo SSC Napoli

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

09-12-2018

Serie A

Udinese Team Logo Udinese

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

17-12-2018

Serie A

Lazio Team Logo Lazio

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Pescara Form Guide

Pescara Team Logo

Pescara

Won

4

Draw

2

Lost

4
W H

06-10-2018

Serie B

Benevento Team Logo Benevento

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

19-10-2018

Serie B

Spezia Team Logo Spezia

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 2)

L H

27-10-2018

Serie B

Cittadella Team Logo Cittadella

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

30-10-2018

Serie B

Cosenza Team Logo Cosenza

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

05-11-2018

Serie B

Lecce Team Logo Lecce

FT 4 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

L A

11-11-2018

Serie B

Palermo Team Logo Palermo

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

25-11-2018

Serie B

Ascoli Calcio 1898 FC Team Logo Ascoli Calcio 1898 FC

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

02-12-2018

Serie B

Perugia Team Logo Perugia

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

07-12-2018

Serie B

Carpi Team Logo Carpi

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

17-12-2018

Serie B

Hellas Verona Team Logo Hellas Verona

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

Atalanta Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.4

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Pescara Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.5

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Atalanta vs Pescara Sidelined Players

Atalanta
93 Boukari Drame Injured
52 Bryan Cabezas Injured
27 Jasmin Kurtic Suspended
Pescara
26 Davide Vitturini Injured
21 Simone Pepe Injured
19 Alberto Gilardino Injured
86 Guglielmo Stendardo Injured
17 Gianluca Caprari Injured
5 Alessandro Bruno Suspended

Head to Head
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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
91 GK Pierluigi Gollini 193 90
3 CD Rafael Toloi 185 75
5 CD Andrea Masiello 185 75
13 CD Mattia Caldara 180 75
33 LM Hans Hateboer 180 70
11 CM Remo Freuler 181 75
37 RM Leonardo Spinazzola 185 73
4 CM Bryan Cristante 186 82
88 AM Alberto Grassi 180 75
10 CF Alejandro Gomez 164 60
29 CF Andrea Petagna 185 80
No. Pos Player M kg
31 GK Albano Benjamin Bizzarri 188 75
2 LB Alessandro Crescenzi 178 71
83 CD Cesare Bovo 181 75
35 CD Andrea Coda 188 81
3 RB Cristiano Biraghi 186 79
13 CM Sulley Ali Muntari 179 79
7 CM Valerio Verre 180 70
8 CM Ledian Memushaj 175 70
11 LF Francesco Zampano 177 72
20 CF Alberto Cerri 190 82
10 RF Ahmad Benali 168 65