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Serie A preview and odds: Atalanta vs Palermo


Published on: 05/12/2015

Following a three-game winless streak that featured a goalless draw with Milan sandwiched between defeats to Torino and Bologna, Atalanta got back to winning ways with a shock win over Roma last week. That victory was their sixth of the season and lifted them back up to ninth place in the table. However, they come into this game on the back of a 3-1 defeat to Udinese in the midweek Coppa Italia game.

Edoardo Reja’s side are currently six points adrift of the coveted European places and could easily find themselves back in contention with a couple of positive results.

Palermo struggling to find form

After starting the season with back-to-back wins, things have not gone quite so well for Palermo. The Sicilian club have won just two of their last 12 games having drawn two and lost eight and are currently languishing in 16th place in the table.

They come into this game on the back of a 0-3 home defeat to reigning champions Juventus and a midweek cup exit at the hands of Alessandria. The Rosanero are just two points above the drop zone and could finish the weekend in the bottom three if results do not go their way.

Team news

Atalanta will be without the injured trio of Boukary Drame, Rafael Toloi, and Mauricio Pinilla, while Guglielmo Stendardo and Alberto Grassi are both suspended.

The visitors will have to make do without front man Uros Djurdjevic and right-back Roberto Vitiello, while Aljaz Struna is suspended.

Recent form (League)

Atalanta: WLDLW

Palermo: LDWLL

Betting odds and tips

Atalanta have scored in all but one of their home games this season and Palermo have scored in all but one of their away trips. You can back Both Teams to score in the game at Evens with Bet365. The home side have only been beaten once at home this season (Torino) and have won three of the last four games at Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia. They can be backed to win this game at 5/6 with William Hill.

Published on: 05/12/2015

Any odds displayed within this preview were correct at the time of publishing (05/12/2015 14:11:12) but are subject to change.