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Fiorentina line up against visiting rivals Atalanta at Stadio Artemio Franchi in this Serie A meeting on Sunday.
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Fiorentina won’t want a repeat of their last result here after a 4-0 Serie A losing effort in their last game against Inter Milan.
In that game, Fiorentina managed 60% possession and 6 shots at goal with 2 on target. Inter Milan got 21 shots on goal with 11 of them on target. Marcus Thuram (23'), Lautaro Martínez (53', 73') and Hakan Çalhanoğlu (58') scored for Inter Milan.
It’s been seldom in recent times where Fiorentina have shown defensive steel. The reality is that Fiorentina have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 10 goals in the process. That trend won’t necessarily be sustained here, however.
A look at their previous results shows us that Fiorentina:
- are winless against Atalanta in their last 2 league games.
- have not been beaten in their last 9 home league matches. A run that they'll hope to extend here.
Atalanta go into this encounter following on from a 3-0 Serie A win as they beat Monza in their previous match.
In that game, Atalanta had 41% possession and 17 shots at goal with 8 on target. For Atalanta, the goalscorers were Éderson (35') and Gianluca Scamacca (42', 62'). For their opponents, Monza got 8 attempts on goal with 2 on target.
In as many as 5 out of the previous 6 clashes involving Atalanta, a minimum of three goals have gone in. The average number of goals per match in that time is 4, with the number of goals averaged by Atalanta standing at 2.67.
Heading into this fixture, Atalanta have not emerged victorious against Fiorentina in away games against them for the last 2 league matches.
Head to head
Inspecting their past head-to-head meetings going back to 11/04/2021 shows us that Fiorentina have won 3 of these games & Atalanta 2, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 1.
17 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 9 of them for La Viola and 8 created by La Dea. The average goals per game has been 2.83.
The previous league encounter featuring these clubs was Serie A match day 30 on 17/04/2023 which finished with the scoreline of Fiorentina 1-1 Atalanta.
In that match, Fiorentina managed 63% possession and 18 attempts at goal with 7 on target. Their only player to score was Arthur Cabral (56').
At the other end, Atalanta had 6 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. Joakim Mæhle (37') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Marco Guida.
Team News: Fiorentina
Yerry Mina (Muscle Injury), Niccolò Pierozzi (Abdominal muscles injury), Jonathan Ikoné (Hip Injury) and Gaetano Castrovilli (Knee Surgery) will not be taking part for Fiorentina manager Vincenzo Italiano. Maxime López cannot play in this game through suspension.
It’s our opinion that La Viola could go for a 4-2-3-1 formation for this game, beginning the first half with Pietro Terracciano, Dodo, L. Martinez Quarta, Nikola Milenkovic, Fabiano Parisi, Rolando Mandragora, Alfred Duncan, Nicolas Gonzalez, Giacomo Bonaventura, Josip Brekalo and M'Bala Nzola.
Team News: Atalanta
Thanks to a mainly healthy squad, there’s just the one fitness problem for the Atalanta manager Gian Gasperini to be concerned with. El Bilal Touré (Hamstring Injury) won’t be in action.
We believe La Dea will likely begin the game with a 3-4-1-2 lineup using Marco Carnesecchi, Rafael Toloi, Giorgio Scalvini, Sead Kolasinac, Davide Zappacosta, Matteo Ruggeri, Marten de Roon, Ederson, Teun Koopmeiners, Charles De Ketelaere and Ademola Lookman.
In our opinion, Atalanta and Fiorentina are probably both going to find scoring goals difficult here.
Let’s see how it plays out, but a draw with few scoring chances is looking likely to us. We’re therefore predicting a tight encounter, finishing with a 0-0 draw at the end of this one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Artemio Franchi (43,147)
Captain: Cristiano Biraghi
Chairman: Rocco Commisso
Manager: Vincenzo Italiano
Competitions: Serie A position 8, Conference League Qualifiers (Play Off Round), Conference League (Group F)
⭐ Star Player: Nicólas González
Typically played in the Left Wing position, Nicólas González was born in Belén de Escobar, Argentina. Having made his senior debut playing for Argentinos Juniors in the 2017 - 2018 season, the talented Forward has struck 2 league goals in the Serie A 2023 - 2024 season to date coming from a total of 3 appearances.