Probable Lineups

4-3-2-1
4-3-1-2
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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(38) 29 Goals 28 (41)
(6) 3 Assists 0 (4)
(6.7) 6.8 Average Ratings 6.9 (6.7)
28.2 Average Age 27.4
182.3 Average Height (cm) 181.2
(0.7) 1 Shots pg 0.9 (1)
(50%) 48% Aerial Duel Success 53% (52%)
(0.5) 0.4 Dribbles pg 0.6 (0.7)
(1.9) 1.6 Tackles pg 1.6 (2.2)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Serie A.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Daniele Capelli Out 7.49
Guido Marilungo Out 6.08
Gianpaolo Bellini Out 6.69
Stefano Lucchini Out 6.88
Carlos Carmona Out 6.61
Cristian Raimondi Out 7.04
Player Reason Status Rating
Nene Out N/A
Lorenzo Ariaudo Out 6.73
Andrea Cossu Out 6.58
Sebastian Eriksson Out 6.26

Team News

  • With Peluso having moved to Juventus, Schelotto in talks with Inter and Raimondi suspended, Colantuono may be working on a different formation.
  • The new lineup would be a 4-3-2-1 with less men on the flanks but a solid midfield, with Radovanovic and Giorgi flanking Cigarini.
  • Bonaventura could play with Moralez just behind the lone striker German Denis.
  • Cossu is still suspendend, so coach Pulga will keep Nainggolan in the trequartista position.
  • Nene's injury will mean Pinilla and Ibarbo fight for a starting spot alongside Sau.
  • Also Murru and Avelar are in competition for a place in defence, on the left side.

Prediction

  • Atalanta only got 1 point from their last four matches, and they are dangerously close to the bottom of the table. Colantuono is now leading a transition from a wide playing style to a more centre-oriented lineup.
  • Cagliari ended their losing streak with an impressive comeback against Genoa last week and since the Sardinians are unexpectedly stronger away rather than at home, Atalanta should be wary about the Rossoblu threat.
  • The position in the table is complicated for both teams, and that could lead to a slow approach to the match, especially since Atalanta, who are expected to control possession, still have to adapt completely to a new playing style. A single event could be decisive, such as a free kick, a defensive mistake or a moment of magic from one of the many young talents on show: keep an eye on Sau and Bonaventura.
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