Atalanta Bergamo – Internazionale: Right Side Pattern Deriddles The Atalanta Backline (1-2)

Both teams entered this fixture with expectations to cement. Atalanta Bergamo needs to compete with the big dogs and Internazionale needs to maintain the most dangerous bite. In even circumstances, Inter were finally able to sink their teeth through their opponents' defense.

Tactical analysis and match report by Joel Parker.

In a frantic, free-scoring Serie A world, no team has scored more open-play goals than Atalanta nor Inter this season. Two efficient attacks, bolstered by their latest striker additions.

He may have missed three games due to injury, but Gianluca Scamacca is still Atalanta’s top goal scorer. Scamacca bagged his four goals against both Monza and Empoli but showcased he can work within the wide-heavy play that Atalanta likes to produce. Gian Piero Gasperini’s men have been sound against lower-half-table teams, but have struggled when facing teams of their caliber. Both Fiorentina and Lazio beat them 3-2, a win over the league leaders would right those wrongs and reaffirm their ambitions that they can compete in the top four spots.

After ten games, eight wins with the most goals scored and least conceded, it’s been a perfect start for Inter. Marcus Thuram has not only contributed to goals but bagged assists too. His effective carrying work has also contributed to Lautaro Martínez scoring almost double the amount of goals as the nearest competitor for The Capocannoniere. Inter have already racked up plenty of points, but even in fourth place, a win for Atalanta would have put them just three points away from Inter.

Gasperini made a single change from that victory over Empoli . . .

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Joel Parker (21) is an Everton fan. Whenever he’s not watching his beloved Everton, Joel spends his time analyzing all sorts of football. Chief editor and Founder of Toffee Analysis. [ View all posts ]

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