Atalanta Bergamo vs Fiorentina Preview 11/09/2021
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Atalanta will welcome Fiorentina to the Gewiss Stadium as two sides hoping to get back into the Champions League meet with both of them boasting mid-table league positions right now in Serie A.
Atalanta continued their sensational rise in Italian football last season with yet another top four spot, but as of now, they have been dealt an early blow with one win and one draw so far, as they triumphed over Torino on the opening day before being held to a goalless draw against the impressive Bologna.
The same will apply for Atalanta this season, in the sense that their objective will be to resume their European football next campaign and put in a decent enough fight for the title.
And, with Inter Milan losing much of their firepower just as Cristiano Ronaldo exited Juventus, this could be a great year for Atalanta.
Last campaign, the club managed to score an extraordinary 90 goals in 38 league games, which came a season after they managed to net 98 in Serie A. These 188 goals in 76 games has put them as the best goalscorers in recent Italian top flight history.
Fiorentina, on the other hand, will be seeking nothing but moving further forward in Serie A this season after yet another campaign of turmoil and mid-table battles. The club finished 13th last time out and won just nine of their 38 games, scoring only 47 times.
As a result of such catastrophic form, Fiorentina would end up being involved in a relegation battle all season long and only avoid the drop by seven points, which for a club of their size, is beyond disastrous.
It hasn’t, however, been the worst start in the world for them this season, as they boast the same number of points as Atalanta ahead of this one. Fiorentina have also managed to beat Torino as they edged past the Turin outfit with goals from Nicolas Gonzalez and Dusan Vlahovic.
The form between these two sides is tough to separate right now as they both look to build on what has been an unbeaten but lacklustre start at times from them.
As a result of the similar form and how neither side is yet to seriously mount any sort of charge towards the top end, PlusBet.net predicts a draw in this one and a game that should witness over 2.5 goals.
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