Napoli, once again, come up against Atalanta, a team they’ve played twice in recent weeks. This time it’s a vital clash in Serie A where Gli Azzurri have struggled for form.
Gennaro Gattuso will feel the pressure to deliver a good result following the disappointing 2-0 defeat to Granada at midweek. While the squad is still cluttered with injuries, there is a few good news on the horizon for the Partenopei side.
First of all, Kalidou Koulibaly, one of the team’s best defenders, has been recuperated following his Covid diagnosis and could start the game on Sunday.
Also, Matteo Politano who has struggled throughout the match against Granada has been evaluated by the team’s doctors and has been given the go ahead to play against La Dea.
Probable line-ups in Atalanta – Napoli
Atalanta (3-4-2-1): Gollini, Toloi, Tomero, Djimsiti, Maehle, De Roon, Freuler, Gosens, Pessina, Ilicic, Muriel
Napoli (4-2-3-1): Meret, Di Lorenzo, Koulibaly, Maksimovic, Mario Rui, Fabian Ruiz, Bakayoko, Politano, Zielinski, Insigne, Osimhen
Napoli has not won against Atalanta in Serie A since December of 2018. At the time of writing, Napoli find themselves in 6th place in the league, while Atalanta are trailing them in 7th. While Gli Azzurri have a game in hand, the result in Sunday’s match could change the standing.