Atalanta vs. Catania Preview: Atalanta Undermines Milan Loss, Looks Forward To Catania Battle

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Updated: January 8, 2014
CATANIA-Francesco-Lodi

Atalanta, indeed, gave AC Milan a hard time securing a win and from their manager’s point of view, the loss was nothing but an illusion. However, this does not erase the fact that they were winless in their recent matches and is on the verge of entering the relegation zone. But with the match against Catania, they have the opportunity to improve their rank and survive the season. Equipped with a better form, there is no question why they are the encounter’s online betting favorite.

 

Match Date: 12 January 2014 (local time)
Venue: Atleti Azzurri d’Italia

 

Team Form

Atalanta

Despite the loss to AC Milan, Stefano Colantuono remains happy with the result. The club’s top brass stated that his men refused to give the Rosonerris an easy win.

 

Atalanta is one of the clubs prone to relegation. Their current rank (15) makes them a vulnerable target of other squads, which need a quick fix in their standing. On a closer look, it can be seen that they have never won a single match during their last six (6) encounters. The defeat to Milan was their second consecutive loss and hopefully, this will end soon.

 

Pitted against Catania, the Nerazzurri have the chance to score additional points and leave the lower mid-table immediately.

 

Catania

Francesco Lodi’s return to Catania was perfectly timed. Converting the penalty kick during the Bologna match and eventually, securing the win for Catania readily proved his importance in the club.

 

But can his return salvage Catania from the relegation? Indeed, Lodi’s recent performance served the club well, but only on such occasion. There are doubts if the club can still make it to the top-flight league next season since it already hit the rock bottom part of the table.

With the upcoming match, Catania might find themselves struggling again.  Their away performances have not been very impressive. Nine (9) of them ended in defeat and ten (10) of them witnessed the club concede at least two (2) goals and it seemed like their performance trend will most likely continue.

 

Online betting top pick:  Atalanta

Atalanta will definitely try to avoid another defeat spectacle. Apparently, they shall be using the match to move farther away from the relegation zone.

 

 

 

 

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