Betting tips Sassuolo - Atalanta

Goals Galore at the Mapei Stadium

At 2PM GMT on Saturday, Sassuolo will host Atalanta at the Mapei Stadium. Two mid-table teams that have produced both good and bad performances this season. Both teams have firepower up front but they just can't seem to keep it tight at the back over 90 minutes. I think this game will provide goals in both directions as the two teams go all out for 3 points.

Sassuolo

Sassuolo will come into this game off the back of an away loss to Roma. It was a game in which they never really got going, and despite the fact that they grabbed a consolation goal late on, they never really threatened the ‎I Giallorossi. But, when Sassuolo play at home, it's a different story. On home turf, Sassuolo often dominate for large periods of the game, but they still leave themselves exposed at the back. Their average number of goals is obviously higher when they play at home compared to away. 1.89 goals scored and 1.67 conceded at home this season; in 78% of the matches both teams have scored and in 56% of them the game has ended with over 2.5 goals. They have slightly over-performed when you compare this with their expected goals - but not enough to raise eyebrows. At the Mapei Stadium we have seen the second most goals this season. Sassuolo have strength in attack with Berardi, Babacar and Di Francesco, and although Boateng is still out injured they have all the resources you need to score goals. Boateng aside, Sassuolo will have all their first XI available.

League Position: 11

Atalanta

If you look at the figures then you'll see that Atalanta is the team in Serie A that generates the most amount of games in which there is a higher scoreline than the league's average goals per game. The stats are bonkers when you look at their away record, in 0 games have they not scored, 78% of the matches have ended in over 2.5 goals. Their average goals away from home is an unbelievable 2.00 scored and 2.00 conceded. Worst of all, these stats are pretty much in line with their expected goals. They have let in a few more goals than they should have and scored one too many according the EG but otherwise their stats are a pretty fair reflection of their performances. These figures have an explanation in the form of their slick attack and error prone defence. Atalanta is a brave, if not foolhardy team that wants to grab the match by the scruff of the neck and create chances, regardless of the opposition. This tactic results in, rather expectedly, lots of goalscoring chances but also leaves them exposed at the back and vulnerable to counter attacks.The average goals in Atalanta's away games this season is 4.00 goals per game. In their last game they drew 2-2 with Juventus, the in-form Zapata scoring twice. Borderline absurd. Atalanta will miss Toloi and De Roon, but otherwise they have a fully fit squad.

Their average goals away from home is an unbelievable 2.00 scored and 2.00 conceded

League Position: 9

Betting Tip

This match should end with a scoreline higher than the league average. Each respective team have their strengths in attack, and each respective team have their weaknesses in defence. Their head to head records also suggest that this will be a game with a lot of goals. I look forward to seeing two teams that will go for three points and play their own attacking style of play. Everything points to the fact that we should see goals, as usual, on Saturday at the Mapei Stadium. I will be betting on over 2.5 goals at odds of 4/5.

Like post if you agree with Janek's Tips

How did you bet? Share your thoughts here.

More recent betting tips

Bet closesTipsterEventBetOddsResultat
18 Jun
00:00
Japan vs. Chile
Copa America
Bet: Chile to Win + Over 2 goals
 

More news and promotions

Summer Football Betting 2019: Copa America Betting, Women's World Cup Betting and much more

5 June 2019

You don't have to despair for a summer with football. There's plenty of action to be had while the Premier League is on holiday Read more

Get £20 in FREE BETS: Coral Champions League Final offer

Champions League 31 May 2019 - 31 May 2019

Coral are offering all new customers the chance to receive £20 in FREE BETS when they bet £5 on any Champions League Final market Read more

Bet £20 on Europa League Final, Get a Free Bet on the Champions League Final

Europa League 29 May 2019 - 29 May 2019

Betfair are offering all new customers the chance to claim free bets on either the Champions League or the Anthony Joshua vs. Andy Ruiz Jr fight. Read on below Read more

William Hill's Golden Goal match. West Ham vs. Everton

English Premier League 27 March 2019 - 30 March 2019

With the Golden Goal promotion you simply back a team to win and if they score the first goal, William Hill will treat your bet as a winning bet, even if your team goes on to lose. Read more

BetBlazers' Definitive Guide: Liverpool vs. Spurs

English Premier League 27 March 2019

Liverpool need three points to keep the title race alive. Spurs need three points to stay ahead of Arsenal and remain in the top 4. This should be a tasty clash. Read more