Two of the best and hottest teams in the Italian Serie A league this season will be going all-out for the victory when Atalanta B.C. hosts visiting Napoli in what promises to be a highly competitive round of 29 showdown on Thursday. With Atalanta on fire and riding the wave of a fantastic winning streak and Napoli nearly as hot, let’s find out which team is offering the best betting value in this matchup of top six teams, along with their Serie A odds.
Serie A Betting Picks – Napoli Vs Atalanta
Why Bet On Atalanta
Atalanta is sitting in fourth place in the Serie A standings with 57 points. The Black and Blues have scored a league-high 80 goals while allowing 39 goals defensively (+39). Atalanta has won eight straight matches in all competitions and six-straight in Serie A play. The Black and Blues have won three straight since the restart and come into this matchup off a 3-2 road win over Udinese 3-2 on Sunday that saw substitute Luis Muriel rifle in two long-range goals to lift Atalanta to the win. Atalanta has gone 8-3-4 SU at home this season while also going 7-7-1 ATS and 12-3 O/U at home. Luis Muriel and Josip Ilicic are tied for a team-high 15 goals while Duvan Zapata has added 14 goals.
Why Bet On Napoli
Napoli is sitting in sixth place in the Serie A standings with 45 points. The Blues have scored 46 goals while allowing 37 goals defensively (+9). Napoli has won three straight while going 5-1-0 over their last six games and 7-1-2 over their last 10 games overall. Napoli has won two straight since the restart and five straight Serie A matchups and comes into this matchup off a convincing 3-1 win over SPAL on Sunday. Dries Mertens, Jose Maria Callejon and Amin Younes all found the back of the net to lead the way to victory. Napoli has gone 7-5-3 SU on the road this season while also going 5-8-2 ATS and 5-7-3 O/U away from home. Arkadiusz Milik has scored a team-high 10 goals while Dries Mertens has added seven goals.
General Match Info S.S.C. Napoli (13-6-9) Vs. Atalanta B.C. (17-6-5)
Expert Analysis and Predictions
While Atalanta is riding the wave of a red-hot winning streak, Napoli is also on fire and that means the best wager for this pairing is to bet the total. Atalanta has the best offense in all of Serie A this season, but Napoli has been rock-solid at both ends of the pitch, even if they aren’t nearly as explosive as the Black and Blues.
These two longtime rivals have split their last five matches evenly with the last matchup resulting in a 2-2 draw back on October 30, 2019. With that said, I’m going to say the Over three total goals is the way to go. No way will this one finish under three total goals as Atalanta ekes out the narrow home win in an all-out thriller.
Pick: Atalanta 3 Napoli 2