Parma v Atalanta – Ennio Tardini at 11:30 GMT live at Premier Sports
Atalanta bagged a sole success from their opening eight Serie A encounters this season (W1-D3-L4), stalling progress in an inauspicious start to 2018/19. Wily head coach Gian Piero Gasperini had seen his squad pilfered over the previous 18 months after guiding his group to heady fourth and seventh-placed finishes.
However, La Dea have bounced back superbly since the October international break to deliver seven victories from 12 outings (W12-D3-L5) to move into a strong position in the European qualification berths. With Milan – and Champions League football – only six points away, there’s plenty still to play for.
A frustrating 1-1 draw at home to Chievo last time out as Josip Ilicic cancelled out a remarkable Riccardo Meggiorini strike, a result Gasperini admitted he must accept after a largely below-par performance. Nevertheless, La Dea remain a beast to be wary of and they look well capable of bouncing back on Sunday.
La Dea good value on the road
Atalanta have W7-D0-L3 in their past 10 away days in Serie A, and La Dea have scored at least twice in nine of their 14 contests on the road throughout the course of the campaign. Only Juventus and Inter are returning more impressive performance data in games as guests making the visitors appealing at the prices.
We can support Atalanta at 1.76 when taking the Bergamo outfit with a -0.75 Asian Handicap hurdle for Sunday’s clash at Parma. Gasperini’s group are in the top-four in all the advanced performance data metrics in Serie A, including Shots In The Box ratio, Expected Goals (xG) ratio, as well as xG from open play ratio.
Parma can be opposed
Parma are relishing their return to the Italian top-flight after the doom and gloom of bankruptcy and near extinction over the past 15 years. Three successive promotions have brought Parma back to the big time and D’Aversa has led his team into the relative safety of mid-table.
Unsurprisingly, the bulk of the Gialloblu’s good work has come against the league’s lesser lights and that makes the underdogs easily opposed on Sunday. The hosts have W1-D1-L9 against the top-seven, including suffering defeat in all five fixtures when welcoming the division’s elite since promotion.
Asian Handicap Betting Recommendation: Atalanta -0.75 at 1.760
Preview by: @MarkOHaire.
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