Atalanta will face an uphill struggle to end the Serie A season in the European places, as they have dropped to seventh in recent weeks. They will be looking to bounce back from a recent defeat on Sunday as they travel to Sassuolo.
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Atalanta looked to be in a solid position to finish in Italy’s top four just a couple of months ago, but a run of one win in their last four games has seen them drop to seventh in the standings. A Europa League finish could be their best chance of playing European football next season, as they sit three points behind Roma.
It has been a very disappointing second half to the season for Atalanta, as they have really struggled to maintain the advantage that they enjoyed in the first half of the campaign. Their struggles have been echoed by their recent problems on the pitch, and they come into this fixture having suffered a seventh defeat of the season last time out.
That defeat came against Napoli, as they were comprehensively beaten 3-1 by the title-chasing side. Marten de Roon scored the only goal in the defeat for the hosts last weekend.
Sassuolo come into this fixture sitting tenth in the Serie A standings, and they have an unlikely chance of finishing in a European position this season. They are currently nine points behind Lazio, who sit in the Europa Conference League spot, and are eleven behind Roma.
Sassuolo’s recent form had been very good, as they were unbeaten in four and had won three games during that period before the past weekend. However, that solid run was ended in their latest fixture, as they were beaten 2-1 by Lazio away from home last Saturday.
Sassuolo vs Atalanta Head to Head
Atalanta have a very strong record against Sassuolo, as they are unbeaten in the previous 14 Serie A matches between the sides. That includes victories in seven of the previous eight. Their latest win came earlier in the campaign, as they won 2-1. However, the last meeting between the sides at Sassuolo ended in a 1-1 draw.
Sassuolo vs Atalanta Prediction
Atalanta’s record in this fixture speaks for itself. However, their recent form would be a massive concern coming into this fixture. We could see the most likely result this Sunday between the sides being a draw, which doesn’t help either of the teams.
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