New Napoli coach Walter Mazzarri will hope to get off to a good start as he takes the Partenopei away to Atalanta in his first game back in charge on Serie A Matchday 13. Things have to improve after their shock Matchday 12 defeat against Empoli, so nothing less than a win will do for Napoli fans.
Change was needed for the Partenopei after the start of this season. With Mazzarri back at the helm, president Aurelio De Laurentiis will want to see a clear improvement from his team on Saturday afternoon in Bergamo.
Atalanta could overtake their visitors with a victory at the Gewiss Stadium and move into fourth. As such, Gian Piero Gasperini will expect his players to show why they deserve to be in the conversation around Champions League qualification.
Atalanta vs Napoli: Predicted line-ups
In Walter Mazzarri‘s first game back in charge of the Azzurri, he is due to revert to a front three of Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, Giacomo Raspadori, and Matteo Politano. Giovanni Simeone was preferred instead of the Georgian against Empoli.
Ex-Atalanta goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini will keep his place between the posts after the calf strain Alex Meret sustained in the warm-up before the game against Empoli was revealed to be worse than first believed. Mario Rui will also not feature after suffering a thigh injury which may keep him out for a month.
Gian Piero Gasperini is due to welcome Mario Pasalic into the Atalanta starting XI. With Marten de Roon’s suspension, his Dutch compatriot, Teun Koopmeiners, will instead sit in a deeper position, allowing the Croatian to operate in a more familiar and attacking role.
Atalanta predicted XI vs Napoli (3-4-1-2): Musso; Toloi, Djimsiti, Kolasinac; Hateboer, Koopmeiners, Ederson, Zappacosta; Pasalic; Lookman, Scamacca
Napoli predicted XI vs Atalanta (4-2-3-1): Meret; Di Lorenzo, Rrahmani, Ostigard, Olivera; Anguissa, Lobotka, Zielinski; Politano, Raspadori; Kvaratskhelia
Serie A: When does Atalanta vs Napoli start?
Kick-off in the Serie A Matchday 13 fixture of Atalanta vs Napoli is set for 18:00 CET, local time in Italy, on Saturday, November 25.
For viewers in the United Kingdom and Ireland, the game will start at 17:00 GMT. That is 12:00 ET / 9:00 PT in the United States.
Serie A: Where to watch Atalanta vs Napoli?
For fans in the United States, Atalanta vs Napoli will be on Paramount+ along with other fixtures on Serie A Matchday 13.
Atalanta vs Napoli will be shown on TNT Sports 2 in the United Kingdom and Ireland.