Atalanta vs Fiorentina: Match Odds, Betting Tips & Predictions

Alex Campean

Thursday, September 19, 2019 11:26 AM UTC

Thursday, Sep. 19, 2019 11:26 AM UTC

Goal-fest expected on Sunday in Serie A

<div><h2>Atalanta vs Fiorentina</h2><p><a href="" rel="nofollow"><strong>Sunday, September 22, at Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia (Bergamo)</strong></a></p><p>Atalanta qualified for the 1st time in their history in the Champions League group stages finishing 3rd last season in the Serie A standings. They played Dinamo Zagreb in Croatia and unfortunately for them and for their fans they suffered a heavy 4-0 defeat on the road. They now return home and will host Fiorentina on Sunday. They are sitting 5th with 6 points earned in 3 matches (2 wins and 1 loss) in which they scored 7 goals (at least 2 in each game). They finished last season as the best attacking side in Serie A with 77 goals scored and they kicked-off their domestic campaign on the same note. On the other side, if you just look at number, you will say Fiorentina are the team to beat in this match. After 3 matches, they are sitting 19th from 20 teams with just 1 point earned. But they are not bad at all. They were very unlucky to lose the season opener 4-3 to Napoli, they lost 2-1 on the road to Genoa and finally they manage to keep reigning champs Juventus to a goalless draw last weekend. Again, they were very unlucky not to beat Juventus failing to convert some huge goal-scoring opportunities into goals.</p><h2>Team News</h2><p>The UCL heavy defeat will definitely affect Atalanta’s morale so we expect them to suffer against Fiorentina. Not just that but Fiorentina have no European commitments this season, so their main objective is to earn a European spot at the end of the season. Atalanta will not suffer only mentally but we expect them not to be fully fit for this match after traveling to play Zagreb on Wednesday. Franck Ribery adapted well in Italy and he will be one of the players to watch this season as we expect him to have great number with Fiorentina. On the other side Luis Muriel is expected to replace Duvan Zapata in the starting XI as he was benched against Dinamo Zagreb.</p><p><a href=";a=0d6ed5cd-99a2-41c2-abf3-f12f9f951422&amp;f=2" target="_blank"><img alt src="" style="width:100%" /></a></p><h2>Betting Analysis</h2><p>We expect a tight match, closer than the odds suggest. A home win is 2.0 while Fiorentina are priced at 3.75 with Unibet. We also expect a goal-fest between 2 great attacking sides who should both extend their great goal-scoring run. Yes, Fiorentina failed to find the back of the net against Juventus last weekend, but they dominated the match missing huge opportunities and making Juve’s goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny look like spider-man. We have 2 bets for this match as we don’t understand why Fiorentina are priced so high.</p><h2><strong>Best tips for the match:</strong></h2><p><a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Serie A Betting Odds"><em><strong>Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals at 1.83 with Bet365</strong></em></a></p><p><a href=";a=4fd3c129-b898-4816-9a61-9f7e8f34295a&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Serie A Betting Odds"><em><strong>Fiorentina DDC (+0.5AH) at 1.85 with Unibet</strong></em></a></p></div>
comment here