The hosts are heading into the match on the back of a narrow 1-0 win over AS Roma on September 18, while Fiorentina got the better of Verona 2-0, on the same day.
Atalanta will host Fiorentina in a Serie A fixture at the Gewiss Stadium on Sunday. The hosts are heading into the match on the back of a narrow 1-0 win over AS Roma on September 18, before the international break, while Fiorentina got the better of Hellas Verona 2-0, on the same day. Atalanta are currently occupying second position in the Italian top flight standings, with seventeen points from seven games, just three points adrift of leaders Napoli, who have played eight games. With a victory against Viola, Atalanta can move level on points with Napoli. Fiorentina, meanwhile, are sitting at the ninth spot, having collected nine points thus far.
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Atalanta got the better of Roma courtesy of Georgia Scalvini’s lone goal in the 35th-minute. The Black and Whites displayed a solid defensive game-plan to get the better of Jose Mourinho’s side. Atalanta found the back of the net from their lone attempt on goal in the entire match. Fiorentina, on the other hand, put two goals past Verona without reply. Jonathan Ikone opened the scoring inside the opening 13 minutes, before Nikolas Gonzalez’ 90th-minute strike sealed Viola’s win. It was Fiorentina’s first win in their last nine games across all competitions.
Atalanta full-back Davide Zappacosta is sidelined with a muscle injury, joining the likes of Jose Luis Palomino, Berat Djimsiti, Juan Musso and Duvan Zapata in the medical room. Teenager Rasmus Hojlund is expected to lead the line with Ederson and Malinovskyi in support. As for Fiorentina, Gaetano Castrovilli and dodo are long-term absentees. Christian Koumae is likely to spearhead the attack, with Sottil and Ikone in support.
Atalanta probable starting lineup: Sportiello, Toloi, Demiral, Okoli, Hateboer, De Roon, Koopmeiners, Soppy, Ederson, Malinovskyi, Hojlund
Fiorentina probable starting lineup: Terracciano, Venuti, Milenkovic, Igor, Biraghi, Bonaventura, Barak, Ikone, Kouame, Sottil
The Serie A match between Atalanta and fiorentina will take place at Gewiss Stadium on Sunday at 9:30 pm IST.
|Atalanta vs Fiorentina||Key details|
|Kickoff time in Italy||6:00 pm|
|Kickoff time in India||9:30 pm|
For the football fans in India, live coverage of the Serie A matches are available on sports18 network and Voot Select. Meanwhile those in Italy can catch the live action via DAZN network and Sky Go Italia.