18:45 GMT 24 September 2017
The 2017/18 season is in full flow across Europe and in Italy, it is like it was never gone. There are several sides that have started the campaign strongly and a few that are yet to get going. Two sides that go largely under the radar in the Italian top flight come together in matchweek six as Atalanta make the trip to Fiorentina. They have both had decent starts to the new season as Atalanta sit one place and one point above Fiorentina in 9th.
Atalanta have struggled against Fiorentina in recent years and haven’t beat their upcoming opponents in their last 10 league attempts. The last time they won was in 2012 with a 2-0 victory. The last two meetings between the two sides have ended goalless which contradicts the few games before that. In the four matches preceding the two goalless draws there were more than 3.5 goals in three of them. So it’s usually a fixture that produces goals. Head to head matches: AC Fiorentina - Atalanta Bergamasca
Head to head matches: AC Fiorentina - Atalanta Bergamasca
A win for Fiorentina would turn their poor start into a decent one and they have a great chance to add three points to their season tally. With no clear injury worries heading into the match, they have the best possibility of victory. Latest matches: AC Fiorentina
Latest matches: AC Fiorentina
Atalanta could extend their strong start to the campaign with a third win of the season against Fiorentina. Similar to their opponents, they won’t be too worried about injuries before the clash. Only Joao Schmidt misses out for the visitors and isn’t expected to return until November.
Latest matches: Atalanta Bergamasca
|20.09.2017||Seri||Atalanta Bergamasca||FC Crotone||5:1||W|
|17.09.2017||Seri||AC Chievo Verona||Atalanta Bergamasca||1:1||D|
|14.09.2017||UEFA||Atalanta Bergamasca||Everton FC||3:0||W|
|10.09.2017||Seri||Atalanta Bergamasca||US Sassuolo||2:1||W|
|02.09.2017||Club||Atalanta Bergamasca||Alessandria Calcio||4:1||W|
With two of the sides who should be fighting for Europa League places coming together at this early stage of the season, it is a match that could go either way. With home advantage, it has to be Fiorentina who are favourites but Atalanta have started stronger and shouldn’t be ruled out by any means. A high scoring match could be in order as the visitors will be waiting to counter attack while the hosts see most of the ball.
24 September 2017 - 18:45 GMT
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