Atalanta vs Fiorentina
Italy – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 22 September 2019
Kick-off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia (Bergamo).
Atalanta hope to put behind a terrible European night when they welcome Fiorentina this Sunday.
Atalanta vs Fiorentina: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Overall stats: Atalanta 7 wins, Fiorentina, 18 wins, 16 draws.
- Both teams have found the back of the net in five of the last six meetings.
- Three or more goals were scored in 3 of 4 games played last season (they met in the cup, Atalanta advanced with 5-4 win on agg.)
- Fiorentina have scored at least one goal on the road vs ‘Le Dea’ in eight of the last ten matches.
Atalanta vs Fiorentina: Predicted Starting Lineups:
Atalanta (3-4-1-2): Golini – Palomino, Djimsiti, Kjaer – Gosens, Castagne, D.Roon, Pasalic – Malinovsky – Muriel, Zapata.
Fiorentina (3-5-2): Dragowski – Caceres, Milenkovic, Pezzella – Dalbert, Lirola, Castrovilli, Pulgar, Badelj – Ribery, Chiesa.
Atalanta vs Fiorentina: Prediction
The league’s surprise package from last season had a nightmare Champions League debut. Gian Piero Gasperini’s team was outplayed, outscored and utterly humiliated by Dinamo Zagreb (0-4) on Wednesday.
Defeat like that surely casts a shadow over otherwise decent league start with two wins (SPAL 3-2, Genoa 2-1) and a loss (Torino 1-2). Atalanta are back in their comfort zone and set to host Fiorentina on Sunday. The match will be played in Parma as their Gewiss Stadium is under renovation. There are no injuries or suspensions in the squad.
Fiorentina’s winless streak in Serie A is now extended to seventeen matches after a goalless draw against Juventus in the previous round. ‘La Viola’ had more of the game but failed to score all-important goal that would decide the tie.
With just one point from first three games, they’re currently 19th in the standing with the goal difference of 4:6. Solid performances against the big dogs, Napoli and Juve, should give them confidence ahead of this trip up north. Rasmussen is out for the guests.
Atalanta have netted 77 goals last season, more than any other team, and they’re averaging 2.33 goals scored per game this year. I’m sure Zagreb defeat won’t change their game plan, not now, nor ever. They’re an attacking side with two guys who scored three goals each. ‘Le Dea’ should be worried about defence, though, as they have allowed ten goals across competitions.
Only a few teams have stopped the Bergamese from scoring, and a defence that concedes 2 goals per game will have a difficult time containing Duvan Zapata, Papu Gomez and Luis Muriel. Fiorentina can score, though, and Ribery-Chiesa partnership can cause all sorts of problems to fragile Atalanta defence.
Atalanta vs Fiorentina: Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score – Yes @ 1.56
Over 3.5 goals @ 2.00.