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Atalanta BC will hope for better performance in this season, as it kicks off its fresh Serie A 2022-23 campaign with a visit to Sampdoria this weekend.
Atalanta had a good start to the previous season, staying within the top 4 on the points table in the first half. However, some rather inconsistent performances towards the end saw them drop down, and they finished 8th at the end, missing out on a European spot by 3 points. Coach Gian Piero Gasperini will be hoping that the players put up a better performance this time around.
He has been pretty active in the preseason market, and in a bid to strengthen his leaky defense, has brought in names like Jeremie Boga, Ederson, Merih Demiral, and Ademola Lookman. The team has lost each of its previous two club friendlies, bowing down to Newcastle and Valencia, which will be a dent to the team’s confidence when they take on the field.
Sampdoria finished at a disappointing 15th place in the last season, avoiding relegation by just 6 points. A mid-season change in coach did little to change the fortunes of the club, as they finished the season with just 2 wins out of its final 8 matches. They were however undefeated in their pre-season club friendlies, and come into this match on the back of a 1-0 win over Reggina in the first round of Coppa Italia.
The club’s left winger, Mikkel Damsgaard has left for Brentford. But coach Marco Giampaolo has strengthened the midfield by bringing in some new names like Francesco Caputo, Abdelhamid Sabiri, and Filip Djuricic.
Match prediction and football betting tips for Sampdoria Genoa vs Atalanta BC Serie A 2022-23. The match is going to be played at The Stadio Luigi Ferraris, Genoa, on 13th August 2022.
Marco Giampaolo is likely to go with an unusual 4-1-4-1 formation in this match. He will, however, be playing without Manolo Gabbiadini and Simone Trimboli, both of whom are suffering from injuries.
The visitors will most likely travel without Simone Muratore, Marco Carnesecchi, and Davide Zappacosta. Gian Gasperini is likely to go ahead with a 3-4-2-1 formation in this game.
While the previous season may not have been ideal for Atalanta, we expect them to make a winning start here.
Bet on Atalanta BC to win.
3 of the last 4 head to head encounters in the top flight have seen 3 or more goals scored in them. Also, 3 of the last 4 matches for Atalanta have seen a score higher than 2.5, lending weight to our recommendation.
4 of the last 6 encounters have seen just 1 team score. Sampdoria was unable to score in 2 of it’s last 3 top flight matches. Also, Sampdoria has been unable to score in any of it’s last 4 match day 1 fixtures in Serie A.