Their expectations of European football hanging by the most slender of strings, Atalanta BC intend to end a troublesome season in style, as they have mid-table Empoli on Saturday night.
Having persevered through a difficult stretch at their Bergamo central command this term, the hosts need points to challenge Fiorentina and Roma for a main six completion, while their Tuscan guests are delighted to have tied down Serie A endurance notwithstanding a terrible year to date.
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Last week, the most recent loss of a horrid run saw Atalanta beaten 2-0 by Lombardy rivals Milan, who are close behind the Scudetto. On account of different outcomes, however, La Dea stay in the blend to meet all requirements for Europe heading into Serie A’s last round.
While Roma drew against consigned Venezia, before Fiorentina neglected to make sure about their main six spot by slipping to a 4-1 loss at Sampdoria, Gian Piero Gasperini’s group likewise vacillated during the final part at San Siro, so everything is set still up in the air as of now of the time.
6th spot fits the bill for the Europa League, while seventh would be sufficient for an Europa Conference League spot. If Roma somehow happened to complete seventh and afterward win the Conference League last against Feyenoord, nonetheless, eighth would really get the job done – and that is where Atalanta lie, because of their head-to-heads with different competitors.
As opposed to getting impeded in such tangled computations, the Bergamaschi should most likely look for triumph on Saturday, which would address simply their fifth home progress of a testing league crusade.
However just heroes choose Milan, Napoli and Inter have gotten a larger number of points than Gasperini’s men from away matches this season, a small count of 20 points from 18 past trips at the Gewiss Stadium has since a long time ago finished any desires for a fourth back to back Champions League capability.
An exasperated Gasperini has moaned about different variables for his side’s decay during the beyond couple of months during which they likewise left the Europa League at its quarter-last stage – yet in spite of posting only two successes from their last 10 games, Atalanta start as top choices against a side experiencing a far more terrible time in 2022.
Nonetheless, since the midway stage, the Azzurri have drooped down the standings because of a critical run of structure; winning only once in their last 21 matches following last week’s draw at home to Salernitana.
Patrick Cutrone set the Tuscan club one objective up on the half-hour mark at Stadio Carlo Castellani, however their assignment compromised rivals struck back after the break to deny them greatest point. To be sure, Empoli goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario was named ‘Man of the Match’ for making a few sharp saves and keeping out a late penalty.
Before they travel to Bergamo during the current week’s season finale, Empoli’s last away wins came with hardly a pause in between last December – their shock 1-0 triumph at Napoli being trailed not very far behind by a stupendous 4-3 Coppa Italia achievement versus Verona.
They have lost just seven of their 18 away installations this season, however, and have really fared preferable out and about over at home. Sitting fourteenth, and protected from drop zone – definitely veteran mentor Aurelio Andreazzoli’s primary goal this season they presently endeavor to further develop that record further against a feeble Atalanta side.
With Atalanta’s capacity to gain by home benefit still problematic, and their guests having gone for such a long time without away achievement, it may not be a familiar issue before some displeased Bergamaschi fans.
Nonetheless, the hosts’ requirement for the points is far more prominent, and they can push out Empoli because of the choices accessible to Gasperini from the seat in the event that the result stays unsure in the end organizes.