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Atalanta vs Genoa - La Dea backed in the handicap market at home

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Atalanta are expected to be too strong for Genoa in Serie A (Getty Images)

Atalanta vs Genoa Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


Atalanta are tipped to secure a comfortable win when they host Genoa in an Italian Serie A fixture at the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia. La Dea are on a four-match winning run and with the visitors winless in their last seven outings, a -1 handicap is recommended at odds of 2.00.

Atalanta BC Form & Team News


Atalanta are coming off an impressive 3-1 victory at Lazio last time out in Serie A. They fell behind early in the first half but Duvan Zapata struck back before the break. Timothy Castagne's second half effort and Wallace's own goal 14 minutes from time ensured the three points for La Dea.

The result means the Bergamo based club have now opened a three-point gap ahead of their closest rivals in the race for a UEFA Champions League place. Gian Piero Gasperini's men are priced at 1.33 to win on Saturday but having won their last four matches, a -1 handicap bet offers more value at 2.00.

Zapata should retain his place in attack on Saturday after taking his tally to 22 goals for the season with his strike at the Stadio Olimpico. 

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Atalanta are fresh from a big perfomance in the 3-1 win away at Lazio (Getty Images)

Genoa CFC Form & Team News 


Genoa were held to a 1-1 draw at home against Roma in their previous Serie A outing. They fell behind late in the second half but struck the equaliser in the first minute of added time through Cristian Romero.

Il Grifone are battling for survival as they sit just four points above the relegation zone with three matches left to play. Cesare Prandelli's men have failed to win in their last seven matches, placing them at 9.50 to triumph in Bergamo while a draw is set at odds of 4.75.

Gianluca Lapadula is often the man tasked with leading the line for Genoa but the striker has just one Serie A goal this season. He is usually supported by Christian Kouame and Daniel Bessa, both of whom have failed to score in their last 10 appearances.

Atalanta vs Genoa Head to Head


Atalanta have a 12-10 edge with seven draws from 29 previous matches against Genoa. La Dea have emerged victorious in the last two meetings between both teams at the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia.

Atalanta vs Genoa Match Up


Zapata continues to enhance his reputation in Serie A and heads into Tuesday's clash with six goals in his last eight matches. The Colombian striker has a great understanding with Josip Ilicic and Alejandro Gomez and all three men should have too much for the visitors.

Genoa are not expected to cause too much troubles to Atalanta given their attacking problems in recent weeks. The likes of Lapadula, Kouame and Bessa are expected to struggle in Bergamo on Saturday.

Zapata
Atalanta striker Duvan Zapata is in a rich vein of goal scoring form (Getty Images)

Atalanta vs Genoa Key Statistics 


  • Atalanta have won their last 4 matches (all competitions).
  • Atalanta have won 5 of their last 7 matches (Serie A).
  • Genoa have lost their last 2 away matches against Atalanta (Serie A).

Verdict 


Atalanta have been excellent lately as they continue to push for a top four finish. They have won their last four matches and should be too strong for Genoa who are winless in seven Serie A outings.

Led by the impressive Zapata, I am recommending a -1 handicap at 2.00 for the hosts.

Best Bet: Atalanta -1 Handicap @ 2.00 at bet365 - 3 Units
Anytime Goalscorer Tip: Duvan Zapata @ 1.85 at bet365 - 3 Units
First Goalscorer Tip: Duvan Zapata @ 4.00 at bet365 - 2 Units
Correct Score Tip: Atalanta Win 3-1 @ 11.00 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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