Stadium: Azzurri d'Italia (Bergamo).
Referee: Valerio Marini.
Atalanta failed to score against Bologna in their last fixture, ending in a goalless draw. Will they score against Fiorentina?
Atalanta are having a tough time at the start of the season
As the championship progresses, Bergamo are bound to pick up their form. This is already an experienced team, once again starting in the Champions League, so some elements of preparation by the coaching staff in the off-season have improved. At the moment, Atalanta are still under pressure. But characteristically, even a very poor form has not prevented Gian Piero Gasperini’s side from taking four points from two games.
In last week’s encounter against Bologna, fate took its toll. In the first game, Atalanta hardly attacked the Torino goal but managed to score twice (2-1), while this time, they occupied the penalty area but failed to do so. Well, fair enough.
Fiorentina play on the attack as planned
There is nothing else to expect from the appointment of former Spezia coach Vincenzo Italiano as Fiorentina coach. The Fiorentina side does play attacking football under the new coach. There is no shortage of players who can create and finish.
So far, Fiorentina suffered a defeat at the hands of Roma and a win against Torino. It could have been better because the encounter in Rome was thwarted by the suspension of goalkeeper Dragowski in the first half. In the second leg, however, the Florentines were 2-1 at home to Torino, with the Torino goal coming just under the wire.
History of head-to-head encounters
Atalanta have won three games in a row against Fiorentina.
Expert Betting Tips
The pause for national team matches may energize Atalanta. Yes, many players have gone to their national teams, but they have taken a psychological burden off, which makes the physical one much worse. In general, the Bergamas should run better in the upcoming game than in the first two. Fiorentina, on the other hand, have been racing since the start of the season. True, they do not always manage to make a timely comeback from somebody else’s penalty area. It looks like we will have plenty of chances for the appetizers on Saturday. Let’s bet on goals!
- Total Over 3 for 1.81;
- Both teams to score and Total Over 2.5 for 1.58;
- First goal from 1-15 minute - yes for 2.46.