Chievo – Atalanta

Chievo hosts Atalanta in a match from the 4th round of the Italian Serie A.Chievo started the new season in Italy just as a team who is about to fight against relegation – with one win and two losses. The Flying Donkeys beat Udinese in the first round, but after that, they suffered two consecutive defeats against Lazio and Juventus. But let’s be honest here – it’s a pretty tough schedule in the first three rounds.And it continues to be tough because now Chievo has to host Atalanta.Atalanta proved to be one of the best teams in Italy last season when they qualified for the Europa League. Gian Piero Gasperini builds a great squad and he was close to qualifying for the Champions League as well. It won’t be easy for Chievo, that’s for sure.Atalanta on the other hand started the new season in the exact same way – with a win and two losses. They lost against Roma and Napoli in the first two rounds but took all of the three points against Sassuolo in Bergamo.During the week Atalanta made a great show in the Europa League group stages, beating English powerhouse Everton with 3-0 at home. It was a really great performance by the Italian team, who reminded us why they were so strong last season.Chievo doesn’t have any injury problems before the game, with the only exception being Riccardo Meggiorini. He won’t be available for selection in this game.Atalanta’s manager Gian Piero Gasperini can use all of his players, which is great news for him.Although Chievo are the home team here and both sides started the season in a similar way, Atalanta is the favorites here. They are the better team and the logic is telling us that they will prevail. But let’s wait and see.