Lookman hosts Osimhen in form in top-of-the-table clash

The Gewiss Stadium in Bergamo, Italy, will come to life on Saturday night when two of the league’s most in-form players meet in a top-of-the-table Serie A clash, reports AOIFootball.com.

Undoubtedly the biggest game in all of Italy, table top Napoli, led by one of Europe’s most dangerous strikers, Victor Osimhen, travel to Atalanta to take second place in the table led by the Nigerian striker in Ademola Lookman form.

Having both been nominated for October’s player of the month following their exploits for their respective clubs, both players will be in the spotlight in a game that could further strengthen Napoli’s hold on the overall standings.

With six goals in his last three league outings for the Club, Victor Osimhen, who is also the joint top scorer in the league, has already shown his game-winning potential by scoring the winning goals against Bologna, Roma and , recently, the Sassuolo eight days ago.

Head coach Luciano Spalletti will once again rely on the Nigerian for goals as Napoli hope to put Tuesday’s European defeat to Liverpool behind them.

The 23-year-old Osimhen is expected to lead the line in what will be only his eighth start to the campaign in the league with Georgian star Khavicha and Hirving Lozano providing support for the Eagles forward.

For his part, Ademola Lookman comes into the match in what is his best club form since his days at German outfit RB Leipzig, with the Nigerian scoring 4 goals in his last 5 appearances.

His form saw him recognized and then nominated for player of the month for October, but this game in particular offers another opportunity to further cement his place in the hearts of Atlanta fans.

The former Everton winger is expected to continue in his No. 9 role, where he has featured predominantly this season, as Atalanta hope to build on Liverpool and end Napoli’s flawless start to the season.

Win for Lookman and Atalanta will see them close the gap at the top of the table to just two points, while defeat could drop them out of the top 5 if results elsewhere don’t go in their favour.

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