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Napoli vs Atalanta

Competition – Coppa Italia

Stadium – Stadio San Paolo

Date: 2nd January 2018

Kick-off time – 19:45 GMT

This game gives Napoli an opportunity to stake their claim on another competition this season.

They are currently top of the league but they will not want to focus all their attention on winning only the league title.

With Milan already qualified alongside SS Lazio, Napoli and Juventus qualifying would make the semi final of this Coppa Italia very interesting.

Napoli have won four straight games ahead of this tie and that should give them confidence that they can live up to their tag as favourites.

Their defence however, have been less than impressive when faced with quality fire power and Atalanta could be a big test for them.

Atalanta have performed well below expectations this season based on how impressive they were last season however they will be looking to make a statement in this game.

They lost their last game 2-1 to a very poor Cagliari side and that will have damaged their confidence ahead of this game.

They have scored in their last nine games in all competitions and their recent away trips have seen them win at Everton, AC Milan and Genoa while picking up a point in Torino.

Atalanta lost at this ground already this season as Napoli ran out 3-1 victors the last time they met in August.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Napoli

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Napoli 3-2 Sampdoria 23 Dec, 2017 Italian Serie A
W Napoli 1-0 Udinese 19 Dec, 2017 Italian Coppa Italia
W Torino 1-3 Napoli 16 Dec, 2017 Italian Serie A
D Napoli 0-0 Fiorentina 10 Dec, 2017 Italian Serie A
L Feyenoord Rotterdam 2-1 Napoli 6 Dec, 2017 UEFA Champions League

Atalanta

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W AC Milan 0-2 Atalanta 23 Dec, 2017 Italian Serie A
W Atalanta 2-1 Sassuolo 20 Dec, 2017 Italian Coppa Italia
D Atalanta 3-3 Lazio 17 Dec, 2017 Italian Serie A
W Genoa 1-2 Atalanta 12 Dec, 2017 Italian Serie A
W Atalanta 1-0 Lyon 7 Dec, 2017 UEFA Europa League

H2H

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
Napoli 3-1 Atalanta 27 Aug, 2017 Italian Serie A
Napoli 0-2 Atalanta 25 Feb, 2017 Italian Serie A
Atalanta 1-0 Napoli 2 Oct, 2016 Italian Serie A
Napoli 2-1 Atalanta 2 May, 2016 Italian Serie A
Atalanta 1-3 Napoli 20 Dec, 2015 Italian Serie A


Other fixtures taking place this week in Serie A:

January 22, 2018
Juventus 20:45 Genoa
January 24, 2018
Lazio 18:30 Udinese
Sampdoria 20:45 Roma
January 27, 2018
Sassuolo 18:00 Atalanta
Chievo Verona 20:45 Juventus
January 28, 2018
SPAL 12:30 Inter Milan
Fiorentina 15:00 Hellas Verona
Crotone 15:00 Cagliari
Genoa 15:00 Udinese
Torino 15:00 Benevento
SSC Napoli 15:00 Bologna
Milan 18:00 Lazio
Roma 20:45 Sampdoria
February 3, 2018
Sampdoria 18:00 Torino
Inter Milan 20:45 Crotone

Serie A Table

# Team MP W D L F A G P
1 SSC Napoli 21 17 3 1 45 13 +32 54
2 Juventus 20 16 2 2 49 15 +34 50
3 Lazio 20 13 4 3 53 25 +28 43
4 Inter Milan 21 12 7 2 36 16 +20 43
5 Roma 20 12 4 4 31 15 +16 40
6 Sampdoria 20 10 3 7 39 30 +9 33
7 Milan 21 9 4 8 27 28 -1 31
8 Atalanta 21 8 6 7 31 27 +4 30
9 Udinese 20 9 2 9 34 28 +6 29
10 Torino 21 6 11 4 29 28 +1 29
11 Fiorentina 21 7 7 7 30 24 +6 28
12 Bologna 21 8 3 10 26 30 -4 27
13 Chievo Verona 21 5 7 9 21 37 -16 22
14 Sassuolo 21 6 4 11 14 31 -17 22
15 Genoa 20 5 6 9 16 22 -6 21
16 Cagliari 21 6 2 13 19 33 -14 20
17 Crotone 21 5 3 13 16 38 -22 18
18 SPAL 21 3 7 11 22 39 -17 16
19 Hellas Verona 21 3 4 14 18 44 -26 13
20 Benevento 21 2 1 18 13 46 -33 7

Serie A Results

January 21, 2018
Inter Milan 1 - 1 Roma
Cagliari 1 - 2 Milan
Lazio 5 - 1 Chievo Verona
Bologna 3 - 0 Benevento
Hellas Verona 0 - 3 Crotone
Udinese 1 - 1 SPAL
Sassuolo 1 - 1 Torino
Sampdoria 3 - 1 Fiorentina
Atalanta 0 - 1 SSC Napoli
January 6, 2018
Cagliari 0 - 1 Juventus
Roma 1 - 2 Atalanta
SSC Napoli 2 - 0 Hellas Verona
SPAL 2 - 5 Lazio
Benevento 3 - 2 Sampdoria
Genoa 1 - 0 Sassuolo
Milan 1 - 0 Crotone
Torino 3 - 0 Bologna
January 5, 2018
Fiorentina 1 - 1 Inter Milan
Chievo Verona 1 - 1 Udinese

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