Atalanta v Fiorentina: Serie A Action on Match-day 8

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Atalanta at home against Fiorentina – Sunday – 6:00pm GMT – The Gewiss Stadium.

Fiorentina are hopeful of taking point sand moving up the table when they visit Atalanta, as tenth place takes on second in the League.

With the Serie A season well into its stride, Atalanta have managed to gain 17 points

Gian Piero Gasperini will know at the end of this next match, whether Atalanta’s season is back on track, having lost their last fixture and drawn against Cremonese before that.

Also, Atalanta keep finding ways to win, having secured four victories in their last five matches is astonishing this season and they are looking worthy of the aspiration to qualify for Champion’s League football. With 17 points (5W, 0L and 2D), they are established in second position in the League having won five games and drawn two meetings.

Playing at home, Atalanta have won one game and drawn two games.

A victory for Atalanta would put them on 20 points.

Good Attacking Performance

Atalanta have a good scoring record this season, with 11 netted so far (9 from open play and two penalties). Their stand out attacking players have been Teun Koopmeiners (4), Rafael Toloi (1), and Ademola Lookman (1). Atalanta have a solid defence, with only three goals conceded so far.

Going into Sunday’s game, Gian Piero Gasperini without six of his players, due to illness or injury.

Fiorentina go into this fixture with nine points secured

With two wins in a row under his belt, Vincenzo Italiano takes his Fiorentina team into this game full of confidence, and hopeful of another successive victory.

Also, Fiorentina are quickly becoming the Serie A’s draw specialists, having recorded three in their last six matches. With a tenth position in the league and 2 wins, 2 losses and 3 draws, they currently have nine points in the League having won two fixtures, drawn three games, and lost two matches.

Fiorentina have drawn one game and lost two matches of their three League matches playing away this season.

Fiorentina will have 12 points if they manage to secure a victory.

A solid defensive team

It’s an easy statement to make, but to win you simply have to score more goals than your opponent. Fiorentina have been consistently applying this principle, whilst remaining defensively solid as a unit this season, with six goals in their previous games. Despite delivering often average performance, their goal scoring stats have been good (7). This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Giacomo Bonaventura (1), Luka Jovic (1), and Jonathan Ikone (1).

Fiorentina’s ever growing list of players missing due to injury or illness to be a concern for Vincenzo Italiano, ahead of this Sunday’s fixture against their opponents.

Atalanta v Fiorentina – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels it’s an encounter that strangely has tended to favour the local team with Fiorentina 22 wins and 17 draws. Further, the two teams have drawn ten of the last 18 meetings played between them. Their most recent encounter in this competition was February 2022 and the score line ended up with a 1-0 win for Atalanta.

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