All eyes will be on Gewiss Stadium when second-placed Atalanta and tenth-placed Fiorentina face each other in the Serie A Round 8. You can live bet on the Italian top-flight league by using our sportsbook.
Atalanta: No European Commitments
Atalanta kicked off their domestic campaign in style, picking up 17 points in seven games, being equal on points with leaders Napoli. On top of that, they have the best defensive line in the league, with just three goals allowed this term.
They have no European commitments this season as they finished eighth last year, but that’s better for them because they can focus on their domestic games. Everyone knows last year’s disaster led to La Dea missing out on European competition for the first time in years. So the question remains, can Gian Piero Gasperini and his squad figure out how to maximize everyone’s talents this term?
Atalanta earned over $20m in the summer transfer window, a decent return for players unlikely to feature for Gasperini now or in the future. Atalanta is a bit short in some key areas, so having no European commitments is a big plus. With Duvan Zapata injured and Lucas Muriel seriously struggling for form, Gian Piero Gasperini is expected to stick with Rasmus Hojlund up front for Sunday’s match.
An offseason highlighted by confusion and unevenness was likely to be carried into the regular season. But with this Atalanta team, it is almost impossible to predict what will happen. Nevertheless, they look solid at the back, and we will continue to include them in our soccer picks and parlays.
Fiorentina: Struggling for Goals
Fiorentina travels to play Atalanta on Sunday, looking for back-to-back wins for the first time this season. Much was expected of La Viola following a strong finish last term, but a run of one win in nine games across all competitions has taken a hit on their confidence.
The visitors are sitting 10th in the standings with just nine points earned in seven games. Their new player Luka Jovic has appeared to have fallen out of favor with Vincenzo Italiano, with the manager preferring Christian Kouame or Arthur Cabral as the lone striker.
To make things even worse for the visiting side, important players Gaetano Castrovilli, Nikola Milenkovic, and Sofyan Amrabat are out of contention through injuries, as well as Dodo and Pierluigi Gollini. Playing on the road is one of Fiorentina’s biggest weaknesses after they lost their last two trips and drew the other one. If you’re betting online, make sure you start fading Fiorentina on the road.
Atalanta vs Fiorentina Head-to-Head
Atalanta has won five of their seven Serie A games this season. Meanwhile, Fiorentina has two wins in seven and is winless in their three away games drawing one and losing their last two. Playing at the Gewiss Stadium, Atalanta is unbeaten in their previous five outings. Five of Atalanta’s seven Serie A games produced two or more goals, while Fiorentina’s last three fixtures in the league also ended with the same number of goals. In all seven matches played so far in Serie A, Atalanta scored the opening goal. Fiorentina managed to win the last three mutual encounters.
Atalanta vs Fiorentina Match Information
- Game: Atalanta (5-2-0) vs. Fiorentina (2-3-2)
- Location: Gewiss Stadium (Bergamo)
- Day/Time: Sunday, Oct. 2nd, 12:00 p.m. ET
- Atalanta vs Fiorentina Live Stream: fubo.tv
Atalanta vs Fiorentina Betting Lines
Atalanta vs Fiorentina Prediction
The hosts enter this clash as favorites priced at -105 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds, while the goal line is set at 2½.
On recent form, therefore, Sunday’s game appears a foregone conclusion, and we firmly back the hosts to win at the Geweiss Stadium. Not only did they score first in each game and look strong going forward, but they also allowed just three goals this season. Combine that with Fiorentina’s injury issues and you will definitely back a home win.
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