Serie A statistics and preview: Milan modest favourite to beat Atalanta

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Competition: Italy Serie A
Competition: Sun 15.May
Match begins: 16:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (80018 seats)

The Milan & Atalanta bosses Pioli and Gasperini are both anxious about and eagerly anticipating this vital match in the top regions of the Serie A positions.

Insights:
  • Milan have the most clean sheets (16) in Serie A
  • Atalanta have won significantly less corners away then at home.

Atalanta are still fighting for top positions and their benefits.

Both teams should be fairly well rested for this game, as they have had some quiet days to prepare. Hopefully this will translate into lots of action on the pitch.

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Milan form and stats

The home supporters can't complain about results here at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza as Milan have scored 26 goals to get 37 points from 18 games. The overall stats in the Serie A are 11-4-3 (wins-draws-losses). Milan haven’t lost a league-game in 14 attempts regardless of arena, a great achievement. Their last loss was the fixture versus Spezia, 117 days ago.

Happy days for Milan in their previous game, a fixture away at Hellas Verona (placed 9th) that ended with a 3-1 victory. Tonali (midfield was the top team player in that game with a rating of 8.85/10. Tonali scored two goals and hit one key pass.

Before that, Milan had a home game versus Fiorentina which ended with a victory 1-0.

Milan has scored 26 league goals at home this season, in 18 matches. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 3 of these goals has been scored in their last three home matches. Milan have only conceded 12 from their league home games. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 0 of these goals has been conceded in their last three home matches.

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Atalanta form and stats

The away team have been very comfortable on their travels so far, racking up 12 wins, 3 draws and only 3 losses in the Serie A. Winning streaks in away matches are not that common, but Atalanta are close to a proper streak after winning their two previous away games.

Atalanta play their second away game in a row, but can be confident going into this one after the 3-1 victory visiting Spezia (placed 16th). Which player has bagged at least one goal four games in a row for the away team? The correct answer is Pašalić and that is impressive stuff! Koopmeiners got a match rating of 8.14 in that game, top player of the team. Koopmeiners hit six key passes and had 60 successful passes (of 68 total).

Preceding that match was the 1-1 draw at home vs Salernitana.

The travelling fans enjoy Atalanta's attacking play in away games, having scored 34 goals in 18 league matches away. Atalanta are defending well in their away games, having conceded only 17 times in 18 matches. For more goal statistics, check out the Statistics tab above.

Head 2 Head

Atalanta - Milan 2-3 was the scoreline in these sides' last h2h match, played this season. Last ten meetings involving these contenders: Milan won three, Atalanta triumphed in three and we saw four draws. five games with more than 2,5 goals, five matches with less than 2,5 goals.

Top Goalscorers

AtalantaM. Pašalić
M. Pašalić
13 goals
MilanR. Conceição Leão
R. Conceição Leão
10 goals
AtalantaD. Zapata Banguera
D. Zapata Banguera
10 goals

Milan missing players

Atalanta missing players

Milan Atalanta
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
36 18 4 Played P 4 18 36
24 11 1 Won W 2 12 16
8 4 2 Drew D 2 3 11
4 3 1 Lost L 0 3 9
64 26 3 Scored S 6 34 65
31 12 2 Conceded C 4 17 45
92% 89% 75% Over 0.5 O 0.5 75% 89% 86%
69% 61% 50% Over 1.5 O 1.5 50% 61% 72%
47% 28% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 61% 64%
28% 22% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 50% 39% 42%
17% 11% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 25% 17% 19%
53% 39% 25% BTTS BTTS 50% 61% 67%
44% 56% 50% Clean Sheets C S 50% 28% 28%
11% 17% 50% Failed to Score F T 25% 22% 19%
 
5.1 5.2 4.5 Corners for (avg) C F 5.8 4.8 5.8
4.2 3.6 3.8 Corners against (avg) C A 5 4.1 3.6
2 1.4 1 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 4 2.7 2.2
3 1 0 Red cards R C 0 1 2
 
16.4 17.2 16.2 Shots (avg) S ( 13.2 14.8 15.6
5.3 4.7 3.5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.8 4.6 4.8
33% 31% 21% Goal Efficiency G E 40% 41% 38%
 
10.7 9.2 10 Shots against (avg) S A 14.2 11.6 10.6
3.5 3.1 2.2 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 3 3.4 3.8
Key stats in Serie A this season:
  • Atalanta have won significantly less corners away then at home.
  • Milan have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Milan have the most clean sheets (16) in Serie A

  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 36 24 8 4 64 31 18 11 4 3 26 12 18 13 4 1 38 19 33 80
2 Inter 36 23 9 4 78 31 18 13 3 2 45 16 18 10 6 2 33 15 47 78
3 Napoli 36 22 7 7 68 31 18 10 3 5 34 16 18 12 4 2 34 15 37 73
4 Juventus 36 20 9 7 55 33 18 10 4 4 23 12 18 10 5 3 32 21 22 69
5 Lazio 36 18 8 10 72 53 18 10 5 3 39 22 18 8 3 7 33 31 19 62
6 Atalanta 36 16 11 9 65 45 18 4 8 6 31 28 18 12 3 3 34 17 20 59
7 Roma 35 17 8 10 55 40 18 10 5 3 25 15 17 7 3 7 30 25 15 59
8 Fiorentina 35 17 5 13 54 47 17 11 2 4 34 20 18 6 3 9 20 27 7 56
9 Hellas Verona 36 14 10 12 62 55 18 9 3 6 34 24 18 5 7 6 28 31 7 52
10 Torino 36 12 11 13 45 38 18 8 5 5 29 18 18 4 6 8 16 20 7 47
11 Sassuolo 36 12 11 13 61 62 18 6 6 6 27 27 18 6 5 7 34 35 -1 47
12 Udinese 36 10 14 12 55 55 18 6 7 5 29 26 18 4 7 7 26 29 0 44
13 Bologna 36 11 10 15 42 52 18 8 4 6 24 21 18 3 6 9 18 31 -10 43
14 Empoli 36 9 10 17 48 69 18 4 4 10 27 43 18 5 6 7 21 26 -21 37
15 Sampdoria 36 9 6 21 42 59 18 5 3 10 25 31 18 4 3 11 17 28 -17 33
16 Spezia 36 9 6 21 38 66 18 5 3 10 21 27 18 4 3 11 17 39 -28 33
17 Salernitana 36 7 9 20 32 73 18 3 6 9 17 35 18 4 3 11 15 38 -41 30
18 Cagliari 36 6 11 19 33 65 18 3 6 9 19 30 18 3 5 10 14 35 -32 29
19 Genoa 36 4 16 16 27 56 18 3 8 7 14 24 18 1 8 9 13 32 -29 28
20 Venezia 36 6 7 23 33 68 18 3 4 11 21 38 18 3 3 12 12 30 -35 25

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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.