Atalanta vs Fiorentina
Italian Serie A
Date: Sunday, 3 March 2019
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia (Bergamo).
Atalanta and Fiorentina will battle each other for the second time in just four days on Sunday. They brought a mouth-watering thriller in the first leg of the Coppa Italia semi-final on Wednesday evening at Stadio Artemio Franchi. A six-goal adventure ended without a winner (a 3-3 draw) as the finalist will be determined in early-March.
Before the reverse fixture in the cup, teams are set to battle it out in the league. This affair also has a huge importance for both outfits who share the same goal of catching one of top six spots at the end of the season. They are table neighbours sitting currently at 8th and 9th position.
Atalanta vs Fiorentina: Head-to-head
Fiorentina were much more successful historically with 18 wins to Atalanta’s 5 in 39 H2H encounters.
Viola claimed a 2-0 victory when these two likes met each other in the first part of the season at Artemio Franchi.
Interestingly, all of five head to head games before the aforementioned 3-3 draw in the recent cup affair saw fewer than three goals scored.
Viola only lead the H2H tie by 2 wins if we only look matches played on Atalanta’s patch.
Atalanta vs Fiorentina: Prediction
The team from Bergamo revealed their defensive vulnerability once again on Wednesday allowing three goals in the Coppa Italia tie with Viola. They conceded five in last two league losses to Milan (1-3) and Torino (2-0) and they desperately want to bring the losing streak (in the league) to an end here against direct rivals in the battle for Europa League football.
Fiorentina enjoyed a splendid attacking form in recent weeks and it was no wonder they bagged three goals past La Dea in mid-week. Stefano Pioli’s men thus bagged ten goals in last three matches in all competitions. They go into this undefeated in last ten matches across competitions.
Everything suggests we should be in for another draw when these two similarly-matched counterparts come across each other. Backing goals at both ends is a must based on everything written above.
Atalanta vs Fiorentina: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.61 (8/13)
Draw @ 3.60 (13/5).