Atalanta vs Fiorentina Prediction, Preview, Lineups & Betting Tips
Couple of days after an unfortunate 3-2 loss to Dortmund, Atalanta returns into the domestic scene for a clash with Fiorentina, who are surprisingly placed in second-half of the table. Atalanta are 4 points behind top-six and Gian Piero Gasperini’s men have a realistic chance to knock out Dortmund from the UEFA Europa League, if they achieve an appropriate score in second leg on Thursday night. Furthermore, Atalanta is one of the Coppa Italia semi-finalists where despite a 0-1 loss to Juve in the first leg, The Nerazzurri from Bergamo have a second chance to upset Juventus in Turin, so their campaign on three different fronts is still going.
Fiorentina have an exceptional record against Atalanta for the past few years, especially in Bergamo, with both of their Serie A games last season finishing with no goals – 0-0. Their meeting in Florence earlier this season marked another draw – 1-1. Thus Viola keeps the positive record, having 9 wins (all of them in a row) and 3 draws against Atalanta in their last 12 matches.
Fiorentina comes into the round with an almost fully-fit squad and right-back Vincent Laurini remains a doubt but Nikola Milenkovic’s impressive full-back performance against Juventus strengthens his call for a permanent spot in the side.
On the other side, centre-back Mattia Caldara and attacker Papu Gomez could both be rested in order to be in good shape for the second leg of Atalanta’s Europa League clash with Borussia Dortmund. Other rotations won’t be surprising as well, although the clash against “Viola” is considered a derby for the fans so Atalanta would have to claim the three points.
Our betting prediction recommends: “Both teams to score – Yes“. We believe that Atalanta will mostly think about the upcoming Europa League match with BVB and this can reflect over their performance here. Fiorentina is a dangerous team and Viola will be keen to score after another controversial defeat to Juventus last weekend. Basically, we expect open football with no pressure in both teams and at least one goal scored by any side in Bergamo on Sunday evening.
Find out the possible starting lineups of Atalanta and Fiorentina, as well as our betting prediction with the highest betting odds available on the selected market.
Possible Lineups of Atalanta and Fiorentina
Venue: “Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia”, Bergamo.
Referee: Fabio Maresca.
Atalanta BC: Etrit Berisha – Jose Luis Palomino, Andrea Masiello, Rafael Toloi – Leonardo Spinazzola, Marten de Roon, Remo Freuler, Hans Hateboer – Bryan Cristante – Andrea Petagna, Josip Ilicic. (3-4-1-2)
Missing players: None.
ACF Fiorentina: Marco Sportiello – Nikola Milenkovic, German Pezzella, Davide Astori, Cristiano Biraghi – Marco Benassi, Milan Badelj, Jordan Veretout – Federico Chiesa, Giovanni Simeone, Gil Dias. (4-3-3)
Missing players: Vincent Laurini is doubtful.