Sunday, April 18, 2010

SERIE A .....

I am quite keen on Atalanta today, their need is great and they are in arguably their best form of the season, looking for a fourth straight win at the Atleti Azzurri d'Italia stadium and on the back of a fine battling display at Roma, where they refused to lie down after conceding two early goals.

I really liked the spirit they showed in the Eternal City, which was in stark contrast to the way Fiorentina tamely gave up, after Inter took the league in the Coppa Italia semi final in midweek. The Tuscan side have only a Europa League place to play for and for many, that is no motivation at all. They will surely be focused on a push for a return to Champions League football next season and the prospect of a distracting and long campaign in the lesser competition, must have limited appeal.

The hosts have five rounds to play and are looking for a minimum eight points to give them a realistic chance of staying in the top flight. With road games at Inter and Napoli ahead, it is plain to see that points in Bergamo will be easier to come by, although the game in Naples might not be as tricky as it looks on paper, depending on what happens to the Azzurri in the meantime.

They will be looking to keep within touching distance of Bolgna, whom they have still to host and who look the most likely to face the drop , if Atalanta do pull off the great escape. I feel certain that the home side will have the greater motivation and stomach for a fight today and that takes you a long way at this stage of the season.

Atalanta -1/4 ball asian line ..... currently 2.19.

Good Luck.

1 comment:

head said...

This was top class pick with deep analysis, I doubt there were many punters on this one!