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Atalanta will be at Stadio Artemio Franchi on Sunday for the Serie A clash with home team Fiorentina.
All Fiorentina v Atalanta game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below including the latest game odds.
Fiorentina prepare for this fixture after a 1-1 Serie A draw vs Genoa.
In that match, Fiorentina had 44% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 3 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Fiorentina was Dušan Vlahović (23'). For their opponents, Genoa got 8 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. Mattia Destro (13') was the scorer for Genoa.
La Viola have been conceding pretty frequently of late, but they’ve also managed to hit the back of the net themselves. Over their last 6 matches, La Viola have seen their goal breached in 6 of them in addition to scoring in 5 of those matches. That sort of pattern might not follow through into this next game, of course.
Looking at their past form shows that Fiorentina:
- haven't won against Atalanta in their previous 4 league matches.
- are without a home win in the past 3 league matches.
Atalanta go into this game after a 3-2 Serie A win with the defeat of Udinese in their previous match.
In that game, Atalanta managed 57% possession and 23 shots on goal with 8 on target. For Atalanta, the goalscorers were Luis Muriel (19', 43') and Duván Zapata (61'). Udinese got 9 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Roberto Pereyra (45') and Jens Stryger Larsen (71') scored for Udinese.
Looking at their form, and Atalanta have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing their opponents hit 8 goals in all. At the back, La Dea can certainly do much better.
Head to head
Looking over their past head-to-head clashes dating back to 03/03/2019 tells us that Fiorentina have won 1 of them and Atalanta 4, with the tally of drawn results standing at 1.
A combined total of 20 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 7 for La Viola and 13 netted by La Dea. That is an average goals per game value of 3.33.
The previous league clash featuring these clubs was Serie A match day 11 on 13/12/2020 when it finished Atalanta 3-0 Fiorentina.
That day, Atalanta had 53% possession and 20 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. The goalscorers were Robin Gosens (44'), Ruslan Malinovskyi (55') and Rafael Tolói (63').
At the other end, Fiorentina got 4 attempts at goal with 2 on target.
The referee was Maurizio Mariani.
Team News: Fiorentina
Kévin Malcuit (Unknown Injury), Aleksandr Kokorin (Hip Injury) and Igor (Unknown Injury) won’t be playing for Fiorentina boss Giuseppe Iachini. Players who are serving a ban and are therefore ineligible to play are Erick Pulgar and Franck Ribéry.
Team News: Atalanta
Atalanta manager Gian Gasperini has some current player fitness concerns. Matteo Pessina (Corona virus) and Hans Hateboer (Ankle problems) are not able to play.
We’ve got the feeling that Fiorentina have the ability to find the back of the net against this Atalanta side, although one goal might not be as many as they will have scored against them.
We’re therefore expecting a tight encounter finishing with a 1-2 advantage for Atalanta when all is said and done. Let’s see what happens here.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Artemio Franchi (43,147)
Captain: Germán Pezzella
Chairman: Rocco Commisso
Manager: Giuseppe Iachini
Competitions: Serie A position 14
🔑 Star Man: Gaetano Castrovilli
Generally played in the Centre Midfield position, Gaetano Castrovilli was born in Canosa di Puglia, Italy. After making a first senior appearance for AS Bari in the 2014 - 2015 season, the skilful Midfielder has struck 5 league goals in the Serie A 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in 25 appearances.