Atalanta vs. Fiorentina Predictions & Betting Tips

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La Dea look to reclaim their perch at the top of the Serie A table with these Atalanta vs. Fiorentina predictions favouring a home win. For La Viola, this weekend marks an opportunity to restart following the international break after a miserable start to their season.

Atalanta vs. Fiorentina odds

  1. – Atalanta to win – 10/11
  2. – Under 2.5 goals scored – 19/20
  3. – Malinovskyi to score anytime – 23/10
  4. – Atalanta to keep a clean sheet – 9/5
  5. – Atalanta to win to nil 13/5

Fiorentina travel to face second place Atalanta on Sunday afternoon looking for back-to-back victories for the first time this season. Much was expected of La Viola following a strong finish last term, but a run of one win in nine games in all competitions has seen confidence take a hit.

The opposite can be said to be true for Atalanta who, following a disappointing performance last year, have been quick out of the gates this season. With seven games gone La Dea remain unbeaten in Serie A, drawing against scudetto holders Milan and beating title hopefuls Roma.

On recent form, therefore, Sunday’s game appears a foregone conclusion and we firmly back the hosts to win at the Geweiss Stadium. In spite of this, this weekend’s clash may not be as much of a pushover as the eight-place gap in the league table suggests.

A host of injuries have seen Gian Piero Gasperini field Rasmus Hojlund, a 19-year-old winger signed in the summer, as Atalanta’s centre forward. With Duvan Zapata sidelined, the Dane has put in a number of hard-working performances, earning the support of fans. But he has not managed to replace the Colombian’s goal output.

Instead it has been defensive midfielder Ruslan Malinovskyi who has taken up the goalscoring burden, with four to his name. As the only Atalanta player with more than one goal scored so far, he is our tip to score at any time.

Despite sitting second in the table, Sunday’s hosts have scored only the fifth most goals in the league. Atalanta have scored just one goal in each of their last two games and, as a result, a punt on under 2.5 goals scored at the Geweiss Stadium could well pay off.

Instead of relying on goalscoring to get themselves out of defensive trouble, Gasperini has put an emphasis on defence with La Dea having conceded the fewest goals in the league. Odds on the hosts keeping a clean sheet are pretty short but could be a valuable addition to an accumulator, whilst Atalanta to win to nil offers a higher payout.

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Atalanta vs. Fiorentina last five matches

Atalanta last five matches

13-11-2022 11:30
09-11-2022 17:30
05-11-2022 17:00
30-10-2022 11:30
23-10-2022 17:00

Fiorentina last five matches

13-11-2022 17:00
09-11-2022 19:45
06-11-2022 14:00
30-10-2022 14:00
22-10-2022 19:45

Atalanta top goalscorers

Fiorentina top goalscorers

Atalanta vs. Fiorentina line-ups

Atalanta (3-4-3) Sportiello; Toloi, Demiral, Scalvini; Hateboer, De Roon, Koopmeiners, Maehle; Pasalic, Hojlund, Ederson

Fiorentina (4-2-3-1) Terracciano; Venuti, Ranieri, Martinez Quarta, Biraghi; Mandragora, Maleh; Ikone, Barak, Sottil; Kouame

Atalanta team news

With Duvan Zapata injured and Lucas Muriel seriously struggling for form, Gian Piero Gasperini is expected to stick with Rasmus Hojlund up front for Sunday’s match. The tactician will also have to decide whether to continue the experiment of swapping the positions of Martin De Roon and Giorgio Scalvini. Marco Sportiello will start, with Juan Musso joining Berat Djimsiti in the treatment room.

Fiorentina team news

Luka Jovic has appeared to have fallen out of favour with Vincenzo Italiano, with the manager preferring Christian Kouame or Arthur Cabral as the lone striker. La Viola have no shortage of injury problems, with Nikola Milenkovic and Dodo both missing from midfield and Sofyan Amrabat and Gaetano Castrovilli both out too.

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