Salernitana will travel to Bergamo this Monday to face Atalanta in the 35th round of the 2021/22 Serie A season.
Venue: Gewiss Stadium (Bergamo)
Atalanta have won just one of their last seven games in all competitions (two draws and four losses).
The hosts are winless in their last five home games in all competitions (two draws and three losses).
They have kept just one clean sheet in their last eight games.
Salernitana have lost all seven 2021/22 SA away trips to clubs ranked eighth or higher at the start of the round by an average margin of 2.86 goals.
The visitors have won their last two away games.
Head to head
Atalanta are unbeaten in six head-to-head meetings with Salernitana, with four wins and two draws in this fixture.
Latest performances in all competitions
Atalanta’s struggles in the league continued in round 34 as they were held to a 4-4 draw with Torino.
The hosts have endured a miserable season by their standard and come into this tie sitting outside of the European spots.
They are currently sitting in eight but just one point behind sixth-placed Lazio. And so their hopes of a sixth consecutive season in UEFA competition remain alive, but out of their hands.
And so, ‘La Dea’ cannot afford to drop points against relegation contenders Salernitana, particularly with a trip to AC Milan still to come.
Atalanta boss Gian Piero Gasperini has a good record against Salernitana with two wins from his two managerial clashes with Salernitana, including a 1-0 result in the reverse H2H. However, another win is by no means assured, as not only have Atalanta failed to win their last four SA home outings, but they also come into this round with a home record of W3, D4, L1 against bottom-half clubs as well as defeating just two clubs (Sampdoria and Venezia) twice this league campaign.
Possible Atalanta starting line-up
Juan Musso; Rafael Toloi, Merih Demiral, Jose Luis Palomino; Hans Hateboer, Marten De Roon, Remo Freuler, Davide Zappacosta; Teun Koopmeiners, Luis Fernando Muriel, Duván Zapata.
Injured: Guiseppe Pezzella, Joakim Maehle
Salernitana will look to continue their quest for Serie A survival when they travel to Bergamo on Monday night.
The visitor’s relegation appeared all but assured after losing to Roma four rounds back despite taking the lead. But after a 2-1 home win over Fiorentina, last time out their chances of survival now looks high.
The 18th-placed side are just three points behind Cagliari with a game in hand. They begin this matchweek as the only Serie A club to have won their last three league matches and should they win this game, they could potentially end the week outside of the relegation zone.
This game is their only remaining clash with a top-half club, which, in addition to their game in hand over Cagliari, leaves Davide Nicola’s side with a realistic chance to survive a top-flight campaign for the first time in their history.
Possible Salernitana starting line-up
Luigi Sepe; Norbert Gyömbér, Federicoo Fazio, Luca Ranieri; Pasquale Mazzocchi, Lassana Coulibaly, Ederson Jose, Emi Bohinen, Matteo Ruggeri; Milan Duric, Federico Bonazzoli.
Injured: Joel Obi, Mamadou Coulibaly, Lys Mousset
Atalanta 1-2 Salernitana