Atalanta BC will continue their comeback effort on Monday when they make the quick journey to Monza. Atalanta BC is now in first place in the Serie A rankings heading into the fifth round of matches.
The most recent victory for La Dea helped them get up to 10 points after just four games, while their rivals from Lombardy are still winless since they were promoted to Serie B via the playoffs.
Atalanta BC vs Monza Match Preview
Atalanta had already won two of their first three Serie A matches before drawing 1-1 with local rivals Milan in the other one when they welcomed Torino, which was in good form, to the Gewiss Stadium for their latest excursion on Thursday evening. Torino was in good form.
Teun Koopmeiners, who had scored the lone goal in a win away at Verona four days before, had a remarkable night against the Granata, as he netted a hat trick to earn a 3-1 home victory.
This victory came after Koopmeiners had scored a single goal in a win at Verona four days earlier.
Even though two of his goals came from the penalty spot, this game confirmed that the Dutch midfielder is an integral part of Gian Piero Gasperini’s quiet evolution as La Dea’s wily head coach seeks to steer them back towards the top of Italian football.
Even though two of his goals came from the penalty spot, this game confirmed that the Dutch midfielder is an integral part of Gian Piero Gasperini’s quiet evolution.
The first half of 2022 was a nightmare for Atalanta, and they were unable to earn a spot in European competition.
This was something that had become a formality during the past few years of unprecedented success, but the absence of midweek matches may ultimately work in their favor as Gasperini attempts to rebuild.
The Nerazzurri have been a difficult nut to crack this season, and they have the potential to become the first team in the club’s history to keep a clean sheet in each of their first three away games of a Serie A season.
This is even though they are still not at their former free-flowing best in the final third of the field.
Despite ending in eighth place, Atalanta had a better record away from home than Juventus, Lazio, and Roma combined.
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This is even though they picked up more points away from home last season than Atalanta did while playing away from home.
Monza’s league games with Atalanta have all been in Serie B, and their single victory came in October 1999 – the most recent meeting at Stadio Brianteo.
The Biancorossi have lost all four of their Serie A openers, including Tuesday’s 3-0 loss at Roma.
Giovanni Stroppa’s team is at the bottom of the rankings during a tough run of matches, which includes visits to Naples and the capital, Atalanta’s visit to the Brianteo, and Juventus in mid-September.
Adriano Galliani and Silvio Berlusconi have sent a host of acquisitions to Stroppa, including Italy midfielder Matteo Pessina from Atalanta. It is now up to the former Crotone coach to mold a Serie A-worthy squad.
If his present team is to avoid making it five in a row on Monday, they will need to improve at both ends of the pitch: surrendering 11 times and scoring just two is not a prescription for success.
Atalanta BC & Monza Team News
Berat Djimsiti’s fractured leg and Jose Luis Palomino’s doping suspension restrict Atalanta’s central defensive options, but they have no other notable absentees.
Ederson and Brandon Soppy began in the victory against Torino, but Hans Hateboer and Ruslan Malinovskyi want back in.
Jeremie Boga’s tenure with the club continues as his exit fell through late in the transfer window; Duvan Zapata should retain a lone position up forward.
Monza’s Andrea Ranocchia and Pablo Mari are both sidelined with long-term injuries.
Biancorossi have acquired Armando Izzo to strengthen their leaky backline and midfielder Nicolo Rovella on loan from Juventus.
Gianluca Caprari, who scored 12 goals for Verona last season, could partner Andrea Petagna up front. Caprari is yet to score in Serie A this season.
Monza Possible Starting Lineup: Di Gregorio, Marlon, Marrone, Carboni, Birindelli, Rovella, Pessina, Sensi, Augusto, Caprari, Petagna.
Atalanta BC Possible Starting Lineup: Musso, Toloi, Demiral, Okoli, Hateboer, De Roon, Koopmeiners, Maehle, Pasalic, Malinovskyi, Zapata.
Our Prediction Monza 2-3 Atalanta BC
The outstanding work that Monza has done in the transfer market may not immediately convert into a more competitive squad on the field, which means that the club will have to continue its search for a victory.
Atalanta is in a better position to take home maximum points on Monday since they have rediscovered their footing and are back in the habit of winning
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