Fiorentina vs Atalanta Match Info
Match date: 27thFebruary 2019
Kick-Off: 8.00pm GMT
Stadium: Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence
Fiorentina vs Atalanta Head to Head Record
Last 3 meetings:
30 Sep 2018 Fiorentina 2 – 0 Atalanta
18 Feb 2018 Atalanta 1 – 1 Fiorentina
24 Sep 2017 Fiorentina 1 – 1 Atalanta
Matches played: 38
Fiorentina wins: 18
Atalanta wins: 5
Fiorentina vs Atalanta Stats
- Fiorentina come into the match on the back of a 3-3 thriller against Inter and a nine-match unbeaten streak
- Atalanta saw two league losses as Milan (1-3) and Torino (2-0) snatched the points over the past two weeks
- Viola earned a 2-0 win here in September and ended a streak of four draws in head-to-head clashes
Fiorentina vs Atalanta Match Preview
Fiorentina host Atalanta for the first leg of their Coppa Italia semi-finals clash on the back of a nine-match unbeaten streak extended in a 3-3 draw against Inter, where Jordan Veretout netted a last-gasp penalty-kick equalizer saved a point in a thrilling contest at Artemio Franchi.
Viola have proven their great form in the final third once again and with 13 goals scored in their last four home outings, Stefano Pioli’s attacking approach has been fruitful and promises another great challenge on Wednesday. Shutting down Atalanta will be no easy task and getting a positive result here will be crucial, especially at such a time for the rivals.
Indeed, Atalanta have seen some thrillers of their own but they’re falling behind the Serie A top 4, as Milan snatched a convincing 1-3 win at Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia and Gianpiero Gasperini’s men struggled to recuperate quickly – now travelling to Florence with a 2-0 loss at Torino behind them.
La Dea have been scoring numbers of goals and could as well cope with an exciting clash on the day, despite seeing some more underwhelming displays in the final third lately. Duvan Zapata and Josip Ilicic failed to deliver but we should still see them very motivated to find the net here!
We will still back Fiorentina to capitalize on their woes and get the result here, going for a Home win at 31/20 with bet365. We’ve seen them as a very tough nut to crack at this ground and hope to see more of the same on the day.
We don’t feel it will come easy, though, and we now hope for a thrilling contest as we also back Over 2.5 Goals FT at 17/20 with Paddy Power. With both sides enjoying such clashes lately, this feels like a very generous pick despite the high stakes involved and a lot to be played for in the second leg too.
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