Preview: Salernitana vs Atalanta BC – predictions, team news, lineups

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Sports Mole previews Monday’s Serie A clash between Salernitana and Atalanta BC, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.

Still looking for two trophies this season, Atalanta BC will aim to keep the pressure on Serie A’s top five during their relegation visit Salerno Monday.

The Bergamo club are within touching distance of the Europa League final and will make the Coppa Italia final this season, but they are also looking to return to Europe’s top tier.

Match Preview


However Gianluca Scamacca Surprised the Stade Vélodrome by opening the score in the 11th minute, Atalanta finally had to settle for a 1-1 draw in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final against Marseille on Thursday evening.

With the tie delicately balanced, the prize of facing Roma or new German champions Bayer Leverkusen in the final remains up for grabs, and Gian Piero GasperiniThe team is well placed to win a major trophy for the first time since 1963.

Atalanta will soon look to repeat that legendary success in the Coppa Italia, as they meet Juventus in Rome later this month, but first they must focus on Serie A, where they are in a race to three for Italy’s fifth and final place in the Champions League. .

Sixth in the standings with five games remaining, the Bergamaschi beat Empoli 2-0 last weekend, thanks to goals from Mario Pasalic and fit forward Ademola Lookmanand they lie between the two Roman clubs – who have both played two games more.

With Lookman and Scamacca both enjoying their most productive periods of the season, Gasperini can be sure that the next few weeks will see his team succeed on all three fronts, but a below-par record still threatens to derail the team’s dreams. glory of La Dea.

Despite defeating Monza in their last away match in Serie A, Atalanta are yet to win back-to-back league matches on their travels this season – a trip to Salerno surely presents a perfect opportunity to remedy this situation.


While Salernitana has lost just three of its seven top-flight meetings with Atalanta to date, Monday’s visitors inflicted the Campanian club’s biggest defeat in Serie A: an 8-2 thrashing in January of last year. ‘last year.

Given the current form of both teams, Granata fans might fear a similar result this time around, as their team is yet to win a single game in 2024; Furthermore, they only scored 11 goals and conceded 37.

Their last victory was on the last day of 2023, when they were still led by Filippo Inzaghibut two managers later, they are the only club in Europe’s top five leagues waiting to taste success this calendar year.

Officially relegated after a 3-0 defeat to Frosinone last time out, Salernitana are only the sixth team in Serie A history to have recorded 15 points or fewer after 34 matches in a season, so pride is everything what remains for him to play. the final weeks of a dismal campaign.

Current coach Stefano Colantuono had their hand on the helm during the Salerno club’s fall, but their demotion has been inevitable for some time now – and with Juventus and AC Milan trailing Atalanta in the final four games of the season, its task will not be easier.

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Team News


After Sead Kolasinac picked up a thigh sprain in Marseille, Atalanta will make a forced change to their line-up at the Stadio Arechi, and Gian Piero Gasperini is also expected to rotate his resources.

Emile Holm (calf) and club captain Rafael Toloi (flexor) are both set to miss as well, but Swedish central defender Isak Hien returns from a European ban and is expected to replace Kolasinac.

In addition to his recent exploits in Europe and the Coppa Italia, Gianluca Scamacca has scored in his last three league matches and will now aim to find the net in four consecutive Serie A matches for the first time.

The Italian striker also needs one more goal to reach double figures in the top flight this season, but he faces fighting for selection with Charles De KetelaereAdemola Lookman and El Bilal Toure.

Although Salernitana Antonio Candreva After serving his one-match suspension against Frosinone, the veteran winger was ruled out due to injury and must therefore wait another week to surpass 500 Serie A appearances and rank 17th in the list of all league time.

Nicolas Pierozzi must now be absent due to suspension, while Giulio Maggiore, Grigoris Kastanos, Norbert Gyomber And Jerome Boateng are all sidelined due to injury.

Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa is also unavailable, so Benoit Costil continues to act as the hosts’ last line of defense.

Salernitana possible starting composition:
Costil; Manolas, Fazio, Pirola; Sambia, Coulibaly, Basic, Bradaric; Vignato, Tchaouna; Ikwuemesi

Atalanta BC possible starting lineup:
Carnesecchi; Scalvini, Hien, Djimsiti; Hateboer, De Roon, Adopo, Bakker; Miranchuk, Lookman; Toure

We say: Salernitana 1-3 Atalanta BC

Atalanta are hitting their stride as a long season draws to a close, and even though they field a less familiar starting XI, the visitors will likely leave the Stadio Arechi victorious. Salernitana are Serie B-bound and they might struggle to get more points on the board.

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