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Atalanta are the visitors to the Stadio Artemio Franchi this Sunday evening to face Fiorentina in this eye-watering Serie A clash.
Atlanta will look to build upon their convincing 3-0 victory over Monza before the international break, with the Bergamo club looking to climb the table as it currently sits in fifth place, one point outside the Champions League qualification places.
In contrast, Fiorentina will be eager to bounce back from their Serie A campaign following a crushing 4-0 defeat to Inter Milan. Both sides will be determined to secure the victory to boost their confidence before they initiate their respective European campaigns next week.
The historically inconsistent nature of both sides will make this an intriguing fixture with Fiorentina favourites due to home advantage.
Fiorentina vs Atalanta Predicted Lineups and News
The early stages of the season have been positive overall for both sides, but the visiting team will be committed to securing all three points as they look to once again qualify for the elite European competition following their failure last season. A victory on Sunday would leave Atalanta well-placed to meet this ambition by the end of the season.
Contrary to this, Vincenzo Italiano will look for his side to find consistency as last season’s Europa Conference League finalists look to build upon their impressive season. A victory against the Lombardy club would be a statement of intent that Fiorentina should not be taken lightly this season.
Fiorentina will need to be able to break down the joint-third-best defensive record in Serie A in 2023–24, having conceded two goals this season, and they will need to be wary of the threat that Gianluca Scamacca carries; the Italian striker scored two goals in Atlanta’s previous game.
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Team News: Fiorentina
Centre-back Yerry Mina will be unavailable for a number of weeks following an injury sustained in Colombia’s fixture with Chile over the international break.
La Viola will still be without Antonin Barak and Gaetano Castrovilli, as both have failed to recover from their injury concerns.
Maxime Lopez is in contention to make his debut for the club following his loan move from Sassuolo. Lucas Beltrán is still in search of his first goal for the club since his move from River Plate during the summer.
Fiorentina’s Predicted Lineup
Oliver Christensen; Dodô, Nikola Milenković, Luca Ranieri, Cristiano Biraghi, Arthur, Rolando Mandragora, Nicolás González, Giacomo Bonaventura, Riccardo Sottil, Lucas Beltrán
Team News: Atalanta
Atalanta will still be without summer signing El Bilal Toure alongside Hans Hateboer, as there were no fresh injury concerns following the international break.
Gian Piero Gasperini is unlikely to make any changes to the side following the impressive win over Monza as they look to win this key fixture in Florence.
Atalanta’s Predicted Lineup
Juan Musso, Giorgio Scalvini, Berat Djimsiti, Sead Kolašinac, Davide Zappacosta, Marten de Roon, Éderson, Matteo Ruggeri, Teun Koopmeiners, Charles De Ketelaere, Gianluca Scamacca
Can Scalvini continue his fantastic form?
Scalvini has been impressive at the back for Atalanta so far this season, and the 19-year-old has many outlets speculating about his future, as Liverpool and Manchester United are rumoured to be interested in the Italian.
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