Fiorentina – Atalanta Prediction & Picks (08.02.2020)


Fiorentina – Atalanta SOCCER PICKS

Fiorentina and Atalanta meet at Stadio Artemio Franchi, in a match for the 23rd round of Serie A. The two teams tied (2-2), on 22-29-2019, in the previous match for this edition of the league. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 3 wins and 3 draws in the last 6 games. In fact, the last time these two teams played a game at this stadium was on 15-01-2020, in a match for Coppa Italia that ended Fiorentina’s victory by (2‑1). The goals of the match were scored by P. Cutrone (11 ‘) and Pol Lirola (84’), for Fiorentina, and J. Iličić (67 ‘), for Atalanta. In this match the home factor may be decisive, since Atalanta has considerable differences in its results at home and as a visitor.


After 6 wins, 7 draws and 9 losses, the home team is currently in the 14th position, with 25 points won. In his last match, he lost with Juventus out by (3-0), after in the previous match having tied for (0-0) at home, in a match against Genoa. This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, it presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 matches it records 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses as a visitor, with 20 goals scored and 24 suffered; against 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses in his stadium, with 21 goals scored and 16 suffered. For the championship, Fiorentina conquered 13 points in 30 possible, after 3 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses in the last 10 games he played in his stadium. In their home league games the most frequent final result at the break was 0-0 (5 in 11 games). His defense has not been very solid, since he suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 games for this competition. In their home matches for this competition there is a tendency for few goals, since in 7 of the last 11 he played there were less than 3 goals. In 22 games in the competition, he suffered the first goal 11 times and only got 1 comeback.

Fiorentina starts this game with a 3-0 defeat in the displacement to the Juventus arena, thus adding the second game followed without a victory in the Italian league. The team’s moment at home is not very positive, since it won only 3 of its 11 games. Despite playing in his stadium, coach Giuseppe Iachini must act with a defensive strategy, seeking only the counterattack to exploit the opponent’s back. At the individual level we highlight striker Dusan Vlahovic, who is the best gunner, with 4 goals scored. Unavailable will be Franck Ribéry, Kouamé, Duncan and Castrovilli.

Atalanta :

The visiting team is currently in 4th position, with 39 points won, after 11 wins, 6 draws and 5 losses. In the penultimate match, he won out against Torino by (0‑7). In the last game, he tied at home against Genoa by (2-2). This is a team that curiously has been stronger outside than at home, since in the last 30 games it records 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses as a visitor; against 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses in his stadium. In his last 10 away matches for the championship, Atalanta records 5 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss, so he won 19 points in 30 possible. His attack has scored regularly, as he always scored at least one goal in the last 10 games for this competition. In their away matches for this competition there is a tendency for goals, since 8 of their last 11 matches have ended with Over 2.5 goals. In 22 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 9 times, but got the comeback in 3.

Atalanta comes for this match with a two-way tie against Genoa, adding the second consecutive game without losing in this Italian championship: the team’s goals were scored by Toloi and Ilicic. We remember that the visitors defeated Torino in the last away game. Now, in this match against Fiorentina, coach Gian Piero Gasperini must keep the team in its usual tactical design, 3-5-2, in which Zapata and Ilicic are the most advanced men in the team: the second athlete mentioned is Atalanta’s best gunner, with 14 goals scored. It should be noted that visitors have quality in maintaining the possession of the ball and in the completion. Marten De Roon is absent from this game, by suspension.

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