Torino and Atalanta meet at Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino, in a match for the 2nd round of Serie A. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which registers 2 victories, 2 draws and 1 defeat in the last 5 games. However, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 25‑01‑2020, in a match for Serie A that ended with the victory of Atalanta by (0‑7). The goals of the match were scored by J. Iličić (17 ‘, 54’ and 53 ‘), D. Zapata (45’), L. Muriel (88 ‘and 86’) and R. Gosens (29 ‘) for Atalanta. In this match the home factor may be decisive, as Torino presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
The home team comes to this 2nd round after the (1‑0) loss in the first league match, against Fiorentina. This is a stronger team with the support of its fans, since in the last 30 games it has registered 2 victories, 4 draws and 9 defeats as a visitor, with 16 goals scored and 30 suffered; against 5 victories, 4 draws and 6 defeats in his stadium, with 22 goals scored and 25 suffered. In their last 10 home games, Torino has recorded 4 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses. Their defense has not been very strong, as they have suffered goals in 9 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored regularly, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches.
The Torino team comes to this game unmotivated after a 1-0 defeat at the visit to Fiorentina, starting the Italian championship in the worst way. In this game against Atalanta, coach Marco Giampaolo must play 4-4-2, favoring the defensive organization and counterattacks on the flanks. The most offensive men on this Torino team will be Andrea Belotti and Simone Zaza, very strong players when it comes to scoring. For this game the coach is forced to leave out Ricardo Rodríguez, Baselli and Singo, due to injury.
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 games it has registered 9 victories, 4 draws and 2 losses as a visitor, with 39 goals scored and 18 suffered; against 11 victories, 1 draw and 3 defeats in his stadium, with 41 goals scored and 20 suffered. The team comes to this match after a home win against Novara by (3‑1). In the last 10 away matches for all competitions, Atalanta won 7 and drew 3. Their defense has not been very solid, since they have conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 matches, but their attack has scored regularly, already who have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 games. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 18 of the last 20 matches have ended with Over 1.5 goals and 15 out of 20 have ended with Over 2.5 goals.
Atalanta part of this game after a 5-1 victory over Como, adding their fourth consecutive victory in friendly matches. Without much surprise, coach Gian Piero Gasperini must keep the team 3-4-3, favoring maintenance of possession and organized attacks, especially through the right flank: Josip Ilicic is very fast and competent in transporting the ball for the attack. On the other hand, Zapata is a very powerful forward and strong in the finish. In addition to the quality of this player, we highlight the sense of positioning of the midfielder Marten de Roon. Outside of this game will be Berat Djimsiti, suspended, in addition to Gollini, Tumminello and Miranchuk, these with physical problems.