Napoli face a test of their Serie A title credentials on Sunday, as they visit Atalanta’s Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia.
The home side are currently seventh-place in Serie A. However, they are level on points with sixth-place Sampdoria, who currently occupy the last Europa League spot.
The team from Bergamo have been inconsistent of late in the Italian top-flight. However, Gian Piero Gasperini’s team have lost just once in their last seven league outings, so they are hard to beat.
Last time out in Serie A, the home side pulled off an impressive 2-1 win at Roma. The game saw Atalanta score two or more goals for the fourth time in their last five league outings.
The home side’s record on home soil is inconsistent of late in Serie A. However, they have lost just one of their last nine league games at home.
Napoli are currently top of the table, leading reigning champions Juventus by just a point. Last time out in Serie A, the team from Naples recorded a 2-0 home win over Verona.
The victory means that Maurizio Sarri’s team have won their last four games in the Italian top-flight while scoring two or more goals in three of their last four league outings. The visitors are unbeaten in 23 away games in Serie A, recording 19 wins in the process. Sarri’s team have also kept clean sheets in three of their last away games in the Italian top-flight.
The home sides only reported absentee for this game is likely to be midfielder Martin de Roon, who will miss out due to suspension. Napoli continues to be without long-term absentees Arkadiusz Milik and Faouzi Ghoulam through injury.
Atalanta are reasonably strong on home soil. However, Napoli will be looking to avenge the recent Coppa Italia defeat against the home side and should prevail in a high scoring contest.