Atalanta will make the short trip to Veneto this Sunday to face northern Italy neighbours Verona in the third round of the 2022/23 Serie A season.
Venue: Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi (Verona)
Hellas Verona have lost their last three home league games.
They have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last five home games against Atalanta.
The hosts have scored exactly once in seven of their last 12 SA home games.
Atalanta have won 13 of their last 17 Sunday-held Serie A away games (D1, L3).
Only two Serie A sides collected more away points last season than the visitors.
Head to head
Atalanta have four wins in the last ten head-to-heads with Verona who themselves recorded three wins in the same period.
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Troubled Hellas Verona will look to get their first win of the season when they welcome Atalanta to Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi this Sunday.
The hosts are going through a rough patch with the uncertainty over key man Adrien Tameze, hanging like a dark cloud over the preparations for this game.
Also, with another of last season’s stars, Antonín Barák, edging ever-closer to a move to Fiorentina, I Gialloblu are in danger of losing four consecutive Serie A home games having lost their last two at home towards the end of last season.
In fact, add the shocking Coppa Italia loss to lowly Bari to that run and that leaves Gabriele Cioffi’s side without a win at home in five games (L4, D1).
A winless start to the Serie A season (D1, L1) hasn’t done much to inspire confidence in the Verona faithful, who will be desperate for their team to get back to the heights they enjoyed in a period last season.
Possible Verona starting line-up
Lorenzo Montipo; Diego Coppola, Koray Gunter, Panagiotis Retsos; G. Magnani, Adrien Tameze, Ivan Ilic, Martin Hongla, Darko Lazovic; Kevin Lasagna, Thomas Henry.
Injured: Federico Ceccherini, Pawel Dawidowicz, Roberto Piccoli, Davide Faraon.
Atalanta have enjoyed a decent start to the season, winning their first game of the season before recording a credible draw 1-1 against AC Milan last weekend.
The visitors were the third-best away team in Serie A last season and have already recorded their first away win this season (a 2-0 win over Sampdoria in round one).
And so they will travel to Verona as the favourites for a win given the above and the fact that they have won on both their opening two road trips in the three Serie A seasons prior.
Another source of confidence will be that Atalanta have won 13 of their last 17 league games held on a Sunday (D1, L3). And so they will fancy their chances of justifying their chances of recording their first-ever sequence of three straight top-flight head-to-head wins at Verona.
Possible Atalanta starting line-up
Juan Musso; Rafael Toloi, merih Demiral, Giorgio Scalvini; Hans Hateboer, Marten De Roon, Teun Koopmeiners, Joakim Maehle; Luis Fernando Muriel, Mario Pasalic, Duván Zapata.
Injured: Berat Djimsiti, Ederson Jose, Davide Zappacosta, Marco Carnesecchi
Verona 1-2 Atalanta