Atalanta will be welcoming Benevento for the Serie A fixture at Atleti Azzurri d’Italia on Thursday at 12:15 AM IST. The hosts have acquired the second spot with 72 points while the visitors have occupied the 18th position with 31 points.
Atalanta played 35 games out of which they won 21 fixtures, lost five games and had a draw on nine occasions while Benevento also had as many matches, they won seven games, lost 18 times and drew 10 fixtures.
Atalanta will be heading into this fixture on the back of a comprehensive 5-2 victory against Parma in Serie A. They managed to win three games in their last five Serie A fixtures and has been in a roaring form. The home team is currently having a great season and have managed to dominate their opponents frequently. They will be aiming to grab a comprehensive victory on Thursday and get closer to Serie A’s table-toppers Inter Milan.
Benevento had a forgettable season as they managed to win just seven matches out of 35 games. They lost 3-1 to Cagliari in their previous game which took place yesterday. They need to do something special to claim a victory against the in-form Atalanta on Thursday.
In the head-to-head competition between the two teams, Atalanta has a clear advantage as they won all their fixtures against Benevento. In their last outing which took place earlier this year in Serie A, the home team came out victorious 4-1.
Atalanta will be missing out on the services of Rafael Toloi, who is recovering from an injury. Apart from this, there are no issues for the manager Gian Piero Gasperini ahead of Thursday’s game.
Marco Sau and Gabriel Moncini will miss out against Atalanta. Daam Foulon and Iago Falque’s availability seems doubtful while Pasquale Schiattarella is suspended.