NEWS
Thursday July 2 2020
Probable line-ups: Atalanta-Napoli

Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini must choose between Mario Pasalic and Josip Ilicic in the starting line-up against Napoli, who should arrive in Bergamo without any big surprises.

The Orobici have hit the ground running after the break but Gasp hopes to hit the reset button ahead of the match against Napoli and prepare carefully for a big test against the Champions League hopeful.

La Dea could opt for a 3-4-2-1 formation and have to cope without Jose Luis Palomino in defence and Mattia Caldara looks set to take his place in the side.

Caldara should line up next to Rafael Toloi and Berat Djimsiti, whilst midfielder Ruslan Malinovskiy is suspended, and Mario Pasalic could get the nod again despite the return of Ilicic. One of the two will start next to Papu Gomez and Duvan Zapata in attack.

Jose Callejon could make way for Matteo Politano at right for Napoli, with Dries Mertens in the middle and captain Lorenzo Insigne at the left.

No big surprises in Gennaro Gattuso’s 4-3-3 are expected, with Koulibaly and Maksimovic in the heart of the defence, and the trident in the middle should consist of Fabian Ruiz, Diego Demme and Piotr Zielinski.

Atalanta (probable): Gollini; Toloi, Caldara, Djimsiti; Hateboer, De Roon, Freuler, Gosens; Gomez, Pasalic; Zapata

Napoli (probable): Ospina; Di Lorenzo, Maksimovic, Koulibaly, Mario Rui; Fabian, Demme, Zielinski; Politano, Mertens, Insigne

Referee: Doveri

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