Soccer match preview: Atalanta confident before travelling to Benevento

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Competition: Italy Serie A
Competition: Sat 09.January
Match begins: 14:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stadio Ciro Vigorito (12847 seats)

Getting closer to the top teams is at stake when these two mid-table clubs battle it out. Both will be aiming to improve their league table standing, Benevento in 10th and Atalanta in 7th place.

Insights:
  • Benevento haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.

It’s busy days for these teams as both were in action only a few days ago. There’s no rest for the wicked, or in this case; no rest for Benevento and Atalanta.

It's time to recharge all electronic entertainment devices for Atalanta, who are travelling more than 800 kilometers to play this game.

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Benevento form and stats

Benevento's struggle is real here at Stadio Ciro Vigorito with only 8 points collected from 8 Serie A games. The win-draw-lost numbers are ugly: 2-2-4.

A strong away win for Benevento against Cagliari the last match, as Alessandro Tuia and Marco Sau were on target. Preceding that match was a defeat to Milan (0-2).

The Benevento fans would probably like to see some more goals scored at their own stadium in the league, the tally being 8 in 8 matches. Defensively it’s touch-and-go for the home team as 14 goals have been conceded.

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Atalanta form and stats

The visitors are W3-D3-L1 on the road this term. That's in the Serie A. It's three draws from Atalanta's last three away games, a decent catch but one that could be so much better.

Impressive finishing from Duván Zapata, Luis Muriel and Robin Gosens secured the home win 3-0 against Parma in their previous game. A home win before that, celebrating 5-1 vs Sassuolo.

Atalanta have scored more than twice on average per away game (in the league), an impressive attacking display. They have 14 goals from 7 away matches. Atalanta's defence is not exactly unbeatable as they have conceded 11 goals from these trips.

Head 2 Head

Head-2-head stats last two meetings: zero - zero - two (Benevento wins - draws - Atalanta wins). As for goals, one match ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), one had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

AtalantaL. Muriel Fruto
L. Muriel Fruto
9 goals
AtalantaD. Zapata Banguera
D. Zapata Banguera
6 goals
AtalantaR. Gosens
R. Gosens
5 goals

Benevento missing players

Atalanta missing players

Benevento Atalanta
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
16 8 2 Played P 2 7 15
6 2 1 Won W 1 3 8
3 2 1 Drew D 1 3 4
7 4 0 Lost L 0 1 3
19 8 2 Scored S 6 14 36
26 14 1 Conceded C 3 11 21
94% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 86% 93%
75% 88% 50% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 86% 93%
44% 38% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 100% 71% 73%
25% 12% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 100% 57% 53%
19% 12% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 50% 43% 40%
50% 50% 50% BTTS BTTS 100% 86% 73%
31% 25% 50% Clean Sheets C S 0% 14% 20%
25% 25% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 14% 13%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.6 2.4 2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2 2.4 2
2 1 1 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
12.8 11.4 10.5 Shots (avg) S ( 12 13.7 16.1
3.8 3.6 3.5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 6.5 5.4 6
32% 28% 29% Goal Efficiency G E 46% 37% 40%
Key stats in Serie A this season:
  • Benevento haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Milan 16 11 4 1 35 19 8 4 3 1 18 12 8 7 1 0 17 7 16 37
2 Inter 16 11 3 2 41 21 8 6 1 1 23 13 8 5 2 1 18 8 20 36
3 Roma 16 10 3 3 35 24 8 6 2 0 19 7 8 4 1 3 16 17 11 33
4 Juventus 15 8 6 1 32 15 7 4 2 1 13 7 8 4 4 0 19 8 17 30
5 Sassuolo 16 8 5 3 29 23 8 3 3 2 12 11 8 5 2 1 17 12 6 29
6 Napoli 15 9 1 5 32 15 8 4 1 3 19 10 7 5 0 2 13 5 17 28
7 Atalanta 15 8 4 3 36 21 8 5 1 2 22 10 7 3 3 1 14 11 15 28
8 Lazio 16 7 4 5 25 25 8 3 2 3 11 13 8 4 2 2 14 12 0 25
9 Hellas Verona 16 6 6 4 20 15 8 3 2 3 10 8 8 3 4 1 10 7 5 24
10 Benevento 16 6 3 7 19 26 8 2 2 4 8 14 8 4 1 3 11 12 -7 21
11 Sampdoria 16 6 2 8 25 26 8 3 1 4 15 13 8 3 1 4 10 13 -1 20
12 Bologna 16 4 5 7 23 29 8 3 2 3 16 17 8 1 3 4 7 12 -6 17
13 Udinese 15 4 4 7 17 23 7 2 1 4 5 9 8 2 3 3 12 14 -6 16
14 Fiorentina 16 3 6 7 17 23 8 2 4 2 8 8 8 1 2 5 9 15 -6 15
15 Cagliari 16 3 5 8 23 33 8 2 2 4 12 16 8 1 3 4 11 17 -10 14
16 Spezia 16 3 5 8 21 31 8 0 3 5 8 17 8 3 2 3 13 14 -10 14
17 Torino 16 2 6 8 26 33 8 0 4 4 13 18 8 2 2 4 13 15 -7 12
18 Parma 16 2 6 8 13 31 8 1 4 3 3 11 8 1 2 5 10 20 -18 12
19 Genoa 16 2 5 9 16 30 8 1 2 5 11 16 8 1 3 4 5 14 -14 11
20 Crotone 16 2 3 11 16 38 8 2 1 5 9 16 8 0 2 6 7 22 -22 9

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Read more about Serie A

Serie A is the division at the top of the Italian football league system and regarded as one of the top leagues of the world. 20 teams play each other home and away to create a final league table after 380 fixtures. The winners are titled “Campione d’Italia” (Champion of Italy), often referred to as the scudetto.