Atalanta vs Sampdoria Betting Tip Atalanta win/Over 2.5 goals – 24 October 2020

Atalanta can return to winning ways

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ItalyAtalanta vs SampdoriaItaly
23 October 1400hrs
Football – Italy – Serie A
Pick Atalanta win/Over 2.5 goals
Bookmaker Betway
Odds: 3/4 odds taken 2000 GMT, Friday 23 October


Fresh off a convincing win in the Champions League, Atalanta return to domestic action and face a Sampdoria team who will be full of confidence after their recent victories.

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Atalanta Preview – Are Atalanta set to bounce back to form in Serie A following last weekend’s humbling?

It’s still very early in the season but there’s nothing to suggest that Atalanta are going to be any different this time around. Their domestic campaign has started with three wins from four games and one defeat. Those matches have seen an incredible 23 goals in total. The defeat came last week and it was a convincing one at that as they ended up on the receiving end of a 4-1 loss at the hands of Napoli.

Gian Piero Gasperini’s team did bounce back at the first time of asking, however, as they won 4-0 away to Midtjylland in the first game of the Champions League group stage. Having reached the quarter-finals of that competition last season they will be looking to make their mark once again.


Our betting prediction:
Over 3.5 goals

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(odds taken 2000 GMT, Friday 23 October)
There were four different scorers in that game and that’s a real strength of the team – the number of threats they have all over the park. It causes huge problems for opposition teams and the genius of Moi Gomez is central to it all. He’s scored five goals in as many matches and has broken into the Argentina team as result.
It remains to be seen whether or not Atalanta can challenge for the Serie A title this season but they have improved each season under Gasperini and it would be naive to write them off.

Sampdoria Preview – Can Samp make it three consecutive wins following victories over Fiorentina and Lazio?

Claudio Ranieri was responsible for steering Sampdoria to safety when he was appointed last season and in the end it was pretty comfortable as they survived by seven points. Two games into this season and it was looking ominous once again. Samp lost away to Juventus on the opening day which is a result you would expect. However, a 3-2 defeat at home to newly-promoted Benevento would have had some thinking the worst.

That was partially down to the fact that Sampdoria’s upcoming fixtures were pretty horrendous looking against Fiorentina, Lazio, this game and then the derby with Genoa in consecutive matches.


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So it’s something of a surprise to see them sit on six points as they make the journey to Lombardy. A solid win in Florence was followed by an excellent 3-0 success at home to Lazio. It will have made such a difference as they prepare for this one and – more importantly for their supporters – the derby clash.

The evergreen Fabio Quagliarella is already on three goals for the season as he looks to hit double figures in the league for the fifth straight season at the club.

Atalanta vs Sampdoria Betting Advice

With Sassuolo getting beat on Friday, Atalanta know they can go level on points with leaders Milan ahead of that team’s game on Monday evening. More importantly, it’s about getting back to winning ways after the disappointment in Naples a week ago. Sampdoria have given themselves some breathing room with their two good victories and will be able to play with some freedom.

The visitors can also take some confidence from the fact they have been victorious here in two of their last three visits.

Key Facts – Atalanta vs Sampdoria Betting Tip

  • Unsurprisingly, Atalanta top the scoring charts in Serie with 14 goals in their first four matches
  • Having lost their first two games of the season, Ranieri’s men have bounced back in style with recent wins
  • Sampdoria have good recent recent in Lombardy with two wins in their last three visits


I’m quite happy to look at last weekend’s defeat in isolation for Atalanta, and instead focus on all the good they have done so far. I expect them to get the three points here and do it with at least three goals in the game – which has been the case in all five of their games so far this season.

Best Betting Odds for Atalanta vs Sampdoria

Atalanta: to win: 4/9 Betfair
Draw: 17/4 at Betfair
Sampdoria: 11/2 at Betfair