ATALANTA v BOLOGNA
Saturday 22nd April 2017 – Kickoff: 1800hrs
Football – Italy – Serie A Betting Tips
With just six league games of the Italian Serie A season remaining, this afternoon’s hosts, Atalanta, hold a slender two point lead over sixth placed AC Milan as the race for the Europa League places for next season heats up.
But Atalanta have proved they’re no pushovers in this season’s successful campaign in the Italian top flight and this is underlined by a solid home record which stands at 10-2-3 24/13, and they head into today’s clash with Bologna with an unbeaten run of seven league matches at their Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia in Bergamo.
This record becomes even more impressive when you consider Atalanta lost two of their first three matches of the season on home turf, and have since tightened up considerably in defence where they’ve recorded seven clean sheets so far this term.
Visitors Bologna currently occupy a bottom half position in Serie A in 14th place, but they’re now extremely unlikely to become embroiled in a relegation fight as they hold a useful 14 point lead over third from bottom club Crotone with six games of the season remaining.
Bologna can thank their form on home turf though this season as six of their nine league wins overall have been achieved at their Stadio Renato Dall’Ara, while they hold a sub-standard away record of 3-6-7 13/24 so far on their travels.
Their record looks even leaner up against top half teams on the road with a record of 1-2-5 5/15 to their name, and they could be up against it today as a result.
The last meeting between these two sides ended up a 2-0 win away from home for Atalanta, and we could see another similar scoreline here today in favour of the hosts.
Pick: Atalanta AH-1 @ 1.56 Comeon