Serie A Match Preview: Catania vs. Atalanta

Updated: May 12, 2014
Atalanta BC v Calcio Catania - Serie A

Match Date: 18 May 2014 (local time)

Venue: Stadio Angelo Massimino


A relegated Catania will play against Atalanta in its final attempt to redeem itself from falling into Serie B. The squad triumphed against Bologna, but it was barely enough to salvage them from the claws of relegation.


Seeing his club crumbled into pieces, Catania’s owner and President, Antonino Pulvirenti promised that the squad shall make a grand comeback in Italy’s top-flight league season. From sitting comfortably in the 8th spot last season, it is quite surprising to see the Elefanti spiral to the 19th spot of the table and eventually leave, Serie A.


Puliverenti guaranteed its loyal and faithful supporters that a stronger Catania will soon grace Serie A.


As for Atalanta’s case, the squad pulled off a shocking victory against AC Milan, which prevented the latter from qualifying into the Europa League. Not only did they hamper Milan’s chances, they also took the opportunity to end their dismal losing streak.


Atalanta was winless in 5 of their last 6 matches. Fortunately, they have collected more than enough points to ensure their survival this season. Clearly, it cannot be denied that they are the match’s online betting favorite and the match against Atalanta should be easy for them.


In the meantime, when asked about the banana throwing incident against AC Milan’s  Kevin Constant, its head honcho, Stefano Colantuono stressed that the hostile situation did not deserve attention.


Prediction:  Atalanta


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