Atalanta vs Fiorentina Prediction: La Dea to claim the spoils

 | March 16 | 

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Atalanta and Fiorentina both enjoyed success on the continent in midweek and will hope to achieve similar results when they face off in Bergamo on Sunday, with the hosts looking to jump into the top five and Fiorentina hoping to move seventh.

Atalanta vs Fiorentina Prediction

  • Atalanta to win @ 5/6
  • Teun Koopmeiners to score anytime & Ederson to be shown a card @ 8/1

Team news

Atalanta are expected to have a clean bill of health for Sunday’s clash, with Ademola Lookman potentially starting again after finding the net against Sporting Lisbon in midweek.

Midfielder Giacomo Bonaventura will be unavailable to face his former club after picking up his fifth booking of the season last weekend, with Luca Beltran the likely replacement. Bonaventura will join the injured goalkeeper Oliver Christensen on the sidelines.

Match Odds

Atalanta are odds-on favourites at 5/6 for Sunday’s visit of Fiorentina, who head into the tie as 16/5 underdogs. Whatever the outcome, odds of 8/11 for Over 2.5 goals suggests an entertaining affair, while both teams to score is priced at 4/6.

Atalanta to win @ 5/6

Atalanta produced a second-half comeback to progress in the Europa League in midweek and they can make full use of home advantage when Fiorentina head to Bergamo on Sunday.

Thursday’s 2-1 triumph ended a five-game winless streak for La Dea, but their record at the Gewiss Stadium should have them feeling confident ahead of Fiorentina’s visit.

Gian Piero Gasperini’s side have won 10 of their last 11 competitive home games and have beaten the likes of AC Milan, Lazio and Sporting during that time.

They should take all three points against a potentially fatigued Fiorentina side after their midweek trip to Budapest, while La Viola have won just one of their last nine Serie A away games.

Atalanta to win at 5-6

Teun Koopmeiners to score anytime & Ederson to be shown a card @ 8/1

Versatile midfielder Teun Koopmeiners is Atalanta’s top scorer in Serie A this season with 10 goals in 25 appearances.

He has been operating as an attacking midfielder for the vast majority of this season and scored both of his side’s goals away to Juventus last weekend.

The 26-year-old has netted nine times in his last nine competitive starts for La Dea and was on target in the reverse fixture in September.

Koopmeiners is also the home side’s first-choice penalty taker and he comes up against a Fiorentina side who are joint-fourth in penalties conceded this season.

It may not all be good news for the hosts, though, with Brazilian midfielder Ederson a likely contender to be shown a card on Sunday.

The 24-year-old has been booked eight times in the league this season and has increased his foul output of late, picking up seven cautions in his last 12 competitive appearances.

Koopmeiners to score and ederson card at 8-1

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