It’s another teacher against pupil face-off in Italy’s top division this weekend when manager Ivan Juric prepares his high-flying Verona for the visit of his former boss Gian Piero Gasperini, who leads the Serie A’s most exciting side, Atalanta.
Verona have been impressive this term, sitting comfortably in 9th place and clear of any relegation worries. But it’s had to see how Saturday’s hosts will contain a la Dea attack that has hit 93 goals in just 33 matches.
Atalanta have won 10 of their last 11 games
The visitors have scored 93 times in the league this season (2.8 per game)
Verona have lost four of their six home meetings with sides above them this season
Over 2.5 goals have landed in 79% of Atalanta’s games
Prediction: There are five rounds of matches still to play in Italy, and with just seven points separating Atalanta and league leaders Juventus, Gasperini’s men are not thinking of letting up. (Atalanta win and over 2.5 goals)