Tip Atalanta - FC Inter Milano
Internazionale travels to Atalanta in the final round of matches in Serie A, with both sides seeking a win to guarantee second place finish in the league. Inter are currently second on the table with 79 points while Atalanta are third with 78 points, just ahead of fourth placed Lazio on goal difference. Inter had a good run this season but domestically it can only amount to a place in the Champions League next season while Atalanta are seeking their highest ever finish in the league. Hosts Atalanta go to this game unbeaten in 17 matches in the league, and not just that; they have won 13 of the 17 Serie A matches. In their 37 matches in the league so far, they have failed to score in just two, and with 98 goals, they are the league’s best scoring side. They have scored two or more goals in 13 of their last 17 league matches but have not been as good in defence, conceding in 12 of the 17. From the 18 home league matches Atalanta have had, they have won 12 and they head to this game with seven straight home wins in the league and unbeaten in eight. In 10 of their last 12 home league matches, Atalanta have scored two goals or more. They impressively came from down to beat Parma 2-1 in their last match and will definitely want to wrap up the season on a high but will miss Josip Ilicic through injury and defender Luis Palomino is a major doubt. These two sides have drawn thrice in their last four meetings, with Atalanta winning once.
Inter could still finish second with a draw, but that will depend on the Napoli – Lazio game. They will head to this game on the back of a 2-0 win over Napoli which handed them their seventh unbeaten league outing, having won four of those. With that win also, they secured their third straight clean sheet and facing the league’s best scoring team will call for more of the defensive discipline they have shown lately. In eight of their last 10 matches, Inter have scored two or more goals and they have just one loss in the process, which means they head to this clash confident too. However, they haven’t had a good run against Atalanta recently, and will be looking to end that, and with a decent away run – unbeaten in the last five in the league, they will feel it can be done. Inter have scored two or more in each of their last five away matches and have won 12 of their 18 Serie A away matches. Antonio Conte’s side has failed to score in just one of their 18 away league matches – against Juventus – but they have just five clean sheets in the 18 away matches.
Key points Atalanta - FC Inter Milano
Inter Milan have scored in 17 of 18 away Serie A matches.
Inter Milan have scored two or more goals in eight of their last 10 matches.
In 10 of their last 12 home league matches, Atalanta have scored two goals or more
Atalanta are unbeaten in 17 Serie A matches.
Atalanta have conceded in 12 of their last 17 league matches.
Conclusion Atalanta - FC Inter Milano
These two sides do not have a lot to play for in the final week of matches in Serie A but with the attacks they parade, this clash promises to be a cracker. The teams have already secured Champions League slots and will be fighting for second place and though we do not expect a fierce fight in Bergamo, with matches in Europe in the horizon, we still feel there’ll be a lot of goals. With the number of goals these sides have been scoring, we will go with a correct score bet of 2-2.
Atalanta FC Inter Milano Prediction published on July 30, 2020