Saturday 16 Feb

Atalanta vs AC Milan - Match Preview

16 Feb 2019 Ed Mackey ITALY: Serie A
ITALY: Serie A

Atalanta Bergamasca

  • W
  • D
  • W
  • W
  • W


19:30 GMT
16 February 2019

AC Milan

  • W
  • D
  • W
  • D
  • W

19:30 GMT 16 February 2019

The race for the top four is a very competitive one in Serie A and it couldn’t be much closer. There is just one point separating 4th place with 7th, both AC Milan and Atalanta find themselves in those positions ahead of their clash on Saturday evening.


  • Atalanta are having another decent campaign but they are still struggling to break into the Champions League places as they sit 5th in the table. They’re in great form after spending their last six games unbeaten as well as knocking Juventus out of the Coppa Italia. They had to come from behind to beat SPAL 2-1 last time out.
  • AC Milan are also striving for a place in the top four and they are currently occupying the final spot whilst being just four points behind their arch-rivals Inter who are 3rd. They are maintaining their push but with just two wins from their last five matches, their results must improve. However, they were emphatic in their last game as they beat Cagliari 3-0.
  • Duvan Zapata has been in terrific goalscoring form for Atalanta and with 16 goals, only Cristiano Ronaldo has more in the Italian top-flight.
  • AC Milan made the signing of Krzysztof Piatek from Genoa in January and he is already repaying the fee with four goals in his first three games.


The meetings between these two sides tend to be quite close as five of the last seven in the league have ended as draws (Atalanta won the other two). The most recent, in September, was an entertaining 2-2 draw at the San Siro and is an example of where both teams have scored in this fixture, as has happened in three of the last four.


A victory for Atalanta would see them leapfrog AC Milan and go into 4th place. Berat Djimsiti and Marco Varnier are expected to miss out for the hosts through injury.

Latest matches: Atalanta Bergamasca

10.02.2019 Seri Atalanta Bergamasca Spal 2013 2:1 W
04.02.2019 Seri Cagliari Calcio Atalanta Bergamasca 0:1 W
30.01.2019 Copp Atalanta Bergamasca Juventus Turin 3:0 W
27.01.2019 Seri Atalanta Bergamasca AS Roma 3:3 D
20.01.2019 Seri Frosinone Calcio Atalanta Bergamasca 0:5 W


Three points for the visitors would see them potentially close the gap between themselves and the sides above them whilst distancing them from the chasing pack. Pepe Reina, Christian Zapata and Giacomo Bonaventura won’t feature but Mattia Caldara may return.

Latest matches: AC Milan

10.02.2019 Seri AC Milan Cagliari Calcio 3:0 W
03.02.2019 Seri AS Roma AC Milan 1:1 D
29.01.2019 Copp AC Milan SSC Napoli 2:0 W
26.01.2019 Seri AC Milan SSC Napoli 0:0 D
21.01.2019 Seri Genoa FC AC Milan 0:2 W


This game is a tough one to predict but Atalanta will be confident of a win and will be an attractive price in front of their own fans. Duvan Zapata looks like he will continue his prolific form so backing him to score anytime in the match may provide good value.

About the author - Ed Mackey

Experienced sports writer and huge Leicester City fan.

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