Atalanta will welcome Torino to Bergamo this Thursday in the fourth round of the 2022/23 Serie A season.
Venue: Gewiss Stadium (Bergamo)
Atalanta have kept two clean sheets in the league this season after failing to keep one in their last eleven league games of last season.
They are winless in their last eight league games at the Gewiss Stadium (D4, L4).
Torino have won their last four league games played away from home.
They are unbeaten in their last seven away games (W5, D2).
They have scored 2+ goals in four of their last seven away league games.
Head to head
Torino have avoided defeat in each of their last four visits to Gewiss Stadium (W1, D3). Meanwhile, the last seven league H2Hs have produced 37 goals and never once seen a goalless half in that time.
Latest performances in all competition
Atalanta continued their impressive start to the league campaign with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Verona last time to take their points tally for the season to seven points from the available nine.
The win which saw them record just their second clean sheet this season proved that they have become defensively more solid this year. Only champions AC Milan have been able to score against them this season.
Their newfound resilience at the back is refreshing and should be commended given that they failed to keep a clean sheet in the final 11 matches of last season.
However, they must prove that their recent results are not a fluke by getting a positive result against a Torino side they have failed to beat in each of their last four games at the Gewiss Stadium. Their own home record, which has seen them fail to win any of their last eight league games, also needs improvement.
And so, Gian Gasperini Piero’s men will look to ensure that they record a win in this game to show that they mean business and are ready to compete for the top four after failing to do so last season.
Possible Atalanta starting line-up
Juan Musso; Rafael Toloi, Merih Demiral, Memeh Caleb Okoli; Hans Hateboer, Marten De Roon, Teun Koopmeiners, Joakim Maehle; Ederson; Mario Pasalic, Duván Zapata.
Injured: Berat Djimsiti, Marco Carnesecchi
Just when it was thought that they were a fluke, Torino have continued to prove that they are a team that should not be overlooked.
The visitors picked up their second win of the season last weekend when they beat newly-promoted Cremonese 2-1 away from home. The win extended their unbeaten run in all competitions to four games following a 3-0 win over Palermo in Coppa Italia.
They are currently sitting among the European places in the league and among eight teams yet to lose a league game this season.
Torino come into this tie on a run of four straight wins in their last four away games. They are unbeaten in their last seven away games (W5, D2) and so will travel to Bergamo confident that they can hurt Atalanta.
Possible Torino starting line-up
Vitaly Milinkovic-Savić; Koffi Djidji, Perr Schuurs, Ricardo Rodriguez; Wilfried Stephan Singo, Mergim Vojvoda, Karol Linetty, Samuele Ricci; Nikola Vlasic, Nemanja Radonjic, Antonio Sanabria.
Injured: David Zima, Alexey Miranchuk
Atalanta 2-1 Torino