Atalanta vs SalernitanaSerie A, KO: 19:45 May 2, 2022, Gewiss Stadium
Atalanta host Salernitana on Monday night in Serie A in a clash that could have implications at both ends of the table. The Bergamo club need to start winning to keep alive their hopes of finishing in the European places but could find things difficult against a resurgent Salernitana, who are attempting to pull off a great escape.
Atalanta are still in the mix for a European finish as they sit one point off the top six with four matches left to play. However, their recent form inspires little confidence with just one win from their last seven matches across all competitions.
The Bergamo club are coming off a 4-4 draw with Torino in their previous Serie A fixture. They twice had to come from behind with Luis Muriel netting a brace while Mario Pasalic and Marten de Roon were also on target.
That result highlights a defensive vulnerability for Atalanta, who are without a clean sheet in their last seven matches across all competitions. It also points to a poor record at the Gewiss Stadium where Gian Piero Gasperini’s men are now winless in their last five home matches.
It has been a remarkable turnaround for Salernitana, who looked doomed for relegation earlier in the season. Wins in their last three matches have seen them climb off the foot of the table and are now just three points from safety.
It is not just the wins for Salernitana but the quality of scalps they have claimed in their recent good run. Davide Nicola’s men triumphed 2-1 over Fiorentina in their previous Serie A fixture with Milan Duric and Federico Bonazzoli getting the goals.
Salernitana have also impressed on their recent travels, winning their last two away matches. They claimed a 1-0 victory at Udinese in their previous fixture on the road with Simone Verdi netting a dramatic late winner.
How the bookies view it
Despite their recent struggles, Atalanta are still considered overwhelming favourites among the bookies at 2/9 with BetVictor. A victory for Salernitana is valued at 12/1 by William Hill while a draw is set at odds of 23/5 by SBK.
Head to head
Atalanta have never lost to Salernitana, claiming four wins and a draw from five previous matches. The Bergamo club also triumphed 1-0 in the reverse fixture back in September.
Players to watch
Luis Muriel has been the man in form for Atalanta in recent weeks with three goals in his last two Serie A matches. The Colombian striker is priced at 11/10 by Betfred to find the net on Monday.
Salernitana also have attacking quality of their own with Federico Bonazzoli, who has eight Serie A goals this season. The striker also netted the winner last time out against Fiorentina and is priced at 9/2 by Betfred to get on the score sheet on Monday.
Anything else catch the eye?
Atalanta are leaking goals at the moment with their last two matches producing over 3.5 goals. A similar outcome is priced at 13/10 by BetVictor while both teams could be backed to score at evens with Sport Nation.
Both teams have scored more goals after the break in their recent matches and could be backed to score in the second half at 12/5 with bet365.
This Serie A match between Atalanta and Salernitana will be played on May 2, 2022 and kick off at 19:45. Check below for our tipsters best Atalanta vs Salernitana prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.