The match at the Stadio Artemio Franchi on Tuesday (IST) will be the concluding event of Game week 30, featuring Fiorentina and Atalanta. Fiorentina’s five-game winning streak was interrupted by a 1-1 draw with relegation-threatened Spezia nine days ago. Despite firing 10 shots, only 4 of them were on target, which was insufficient to secure the victory against a highly motivated Spezia side.
Nonetheless, Fiorentina will feel confident about their chances in this game as they are facing an out-of-form opponent. Atalanta’s hopes of finishing in the top four were severely dashed by a 0-2 home defeat to Bologna in the previous week.
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Fiorentina presently occupies the ninth position in the Serie A standings and has not been performing to their best this season. La Viola drew 1-1 with Spezia in their previous league game, and they will need to improve their performance this weekend. Atalanta, on the other hand, is currently in sixth place in the league table and has had an irregular performance this season. The away team suffered a 2-0 loss to Bologna last week and must recover in this fixture.
On Tuesday (IST), Fiorentina will welcome Atalanta BC, understanding that a win will propel them into the race for the top six in the Serie A standings. The home team is currently seven points behind their sixth-placed opponents, who realize that losing will not only bring Fiorentina into the mix.
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I Viola had won 2-0 against Cremonense in the first leg of their Coppa Italia semi-final, and then triumphed 4-1 away at Lech Poznan in the first leg of their Europa Conference League quarter-final on Thursday. The only setback was a draw with Spezia in Serie A between those matches, but everyone associated with Fiorentina knows that their best chance of qualifying for Europe in the 2023-24 season is through the cup competitions.
Nevertheless, Fiorentina is on an unbeaten run of seven matches in the top flight, and they have a relatively favorable fixture list ahead of them. With just 12 points separating them from the third spot, Italiano will aim to push as hard as possible.
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Fiorentina possible starting lineup:
Terracciano; Dodo, Martinez, Milenkovic, Biraghi; Castrovilli, Mandragora; Gonzalez, Bonaventura, Brekalo; Cabral
Atalanta possible starting lineup:
Musso; Djimsiti, Palomino, Scalvini; Maehle, De Roon, Ederson, Zappacosta; Boga; Hojlund, Lookman
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Fiorentina and Atalanta have played 31 matches. Fiorentina have won 15 games while Atalanta have 8 wins. They have played out 8 draws.
- Fiorentina wins: 15
- Atalanta wins: 8
- Draws: 8
Fiorentina is gaining confidence lately and are likely to believe that they can put their opponents under pressure. Nonetheless, Atalanta are expected recover from their previous loss and manage to secure a draw. This result will allow them to maintain points and not lose any ground.
Prediction: Fiorentina 1-1 Atalanta
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Date, kick-off time, venue
The match will take place at the Stadio Artemio Franchi in Florence at 2:45 pm ET on Monday and 12:15 am (IST) on Tuesday.