Fiorentina – Atalanta 18.11.2012
The clash between two in-form sides should deliver premium excitement at Artemio Franchi, with both Fiorentina and Atalanta hoping to continue their winning streak. While Viola appear to be slight favourites, betting on goals does seem to be the better option.
Fiorentina have been absolutely amazing at the start of the season, picking up 24 points from first 12 league games, thus staking their claim for the final Champions League berth. This Viola is nothing like the team that struggled to avoid the relegation tussle last term, given that they have 18 new players and a new boss. It is the smart transfer recruitment that is the main reason behind team’s major uptrend in fortunes, with talented boss Vincenzo Montella helping the team gel in such a short time. Boasting a 5-1-0 record at home, Viola are obviously hoping to record their fifth victory on the bounce, although they will have to be wary of very good Atalanta, who are also in great form.
Match: Fiorentina – Atalanta 15.00h
League: Serie A
Our prediction: over 2 goals Odds: 1.55
Atalanta were seen as one of the main candidates for the drop last term having started the season with -6 points, but Orobici largely impressed in the league campaign and almost managed to finish the season in top half of the standings. After doing so well in their first season upon the return to the elite division, club chiefs obviously didn’t want to make waves in the transfer market, with the entire squad staying together ahead of the start of the new league campaign. As a result, Atalanta climbed to sixth place by taking 18 points from first 12 games, with the latest three-match winning run seeing them travel to Artemio Franchi full of confidence. With that in mind, we can expect the Orobici to score at least one goal in Florence, even if that might not prove to be enough for a positive result. I expekt to see at least two goals. GL.