In the match of the 16th round of the Italian championship, Atalanta will play on the road with Spezia. On January 4, the teams will play at the Alberto Picco in La Spezia at 13:30 GMT.
Serie A 2022-23
Before the winter break, the team had a win and a draw. Spezia beat Verona with a score (2-1) and drew with Udinese (1-1). Before that it was a series of three defeats.
At the moment, the club is in 17th place in the Serie A table with 13 points. For 15 rounds, they managed to score 14 goals, while conceding 26 goals.
In December, the hosts played friendly matches. Of the latter – a defeat from Sparta Rotterdam (1-2) and a victory over Groningen (2-0).
Atalanta, meanwhile, played 5 friendly games in the off-season. Defeat from Eintracht (2-3), wins over Betis and Nice (3-0).
On December 30, Atalanta played the last match before the resumption of the season, in which the club defeated Crema and scored 10 goals (10-1).
At the moment, the team is in 6th place in Serie A with 27 points. The club has a series of three defeats in the last three rounds.
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Head to Head
Only five meetings took place between Spezia and Atalanta. The guests are undefeated in all five matches, winning four and drawing.
This season, Atalanta have scored 22 goals in Serie A, the fewest of any team holding European places in the Italian top flight.
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Atalanta lost a little at the finish of the first part of the championship, but so far the situation remains quite manageable. The competition for a place in the top four is very high and the guests have practically no room for error.
In the class, Atalanta has a huge advantage, there will be no problems with motivation, it is unlikely that the hosts should count on points.
Prediction for this match: Atalanta win.