Atalanta vs Fiorentina
Italian Serie A.
Date: Sunday, 18 February 2018
Kick-Off: 17:00 UK,
Venue: Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia (Bergamo).
Atalanta will be disappointed with their 3-2 loss to Borussia Dortmund, but they still do have a foot in their round of 32 tie after scoring two vital away goals. La Dea will eager, however to try to secure a spot in the top seven at least to earn a European football spot and they will take on a Fiorentina side who still haven’t given up hopes at featuring in Europe – although realistically, the Viola’s dream is rapidly becoming wishful thinking rather than a reality.
Fiorentina have had a disappointing season, to say the least. They can’t seem to get going and have earned three wins from their last 15 games. Shockingly, they lost 4-1 to lowly Hellas Verona at home, which really hurt their chances at making it to the top seven and whilst losing to Juventus wasn’t surprising, it was another setback after earning a win against Bologna.
The Viola aren’t even in the top half of the table and have a long way to go to play catch-up. La Dea come into this game having drawn with Crotone, but it was clear they were already focused on their upcoming tie with Dortmund, and in their last home game they earned a well-deserved 1-0 win over Chievo. They’re looking good to win here as Fiorentina have failed to beat any of the top half sides home or away so far this season, including Atalanta.
Atalanta vs Fiorentina: Head-to-head statistics
Atalanta have drawn their last 3 matches against Fiorentina in all competitions
Fiorentina are undefeated in their last 12 matches against Atalanta in all competitions
Atalanta have seen under 2.5 goals in 5 of their last 6 home matches against Fiorentina in all competitions
Atalanta vs Fiorentina: Prediction
Atalanta have lost just two of their last 11 games, and as noted before, Fiorentina have been in poor form, with just three wins from their last 15 league games. La Dea are a very solidly performing side, and although Fiorentina have a strong historical record against Atalanta, the hosts could finally edge the Tuscan side here in a closely contested affair.
Atalanta vs Fiorentina: Bet Tips
Atalanta – WIN at 2.35
Under 2.5 goals at 1.80 odds.