Our Seria A previews for the 2018/19 season kick off with a typical Italian affair as Atalanta play hosts to Torino in what should bring an attacking game of football. In the lines below, we will do our best to bring you the most accurate Atalanta v Torino preview and prediction for the match on September 26th, 2018.
This is the type of game that football fans should be hyped up about, especially those following the Italian Seria A. And even if you are new to the world of Calcio, we suggest that you check it out, because it’s bound to produce goals. If we have to give a prediction for Atalanta v Torino, Sep 26, we would say that there would be more than two goals here. Looking at the lineups, Atalanta have Papu Gomez up front, while Torino are spearheaded by Andrea Belotti. Both of these players are supreme offensive threats and it’s actually puzzling that they haven’t been snatched up by some of the top clubs in Europe. However, they have certainly captured the attention of scouts from all over Europe, especially Belotti, due to his youth (24 years) as Gomez is about to be 31 on February 15th, 2019.
Atalanta have had a tough start to the season, so they would be looking to make amends in front of their fans. They were eliminated from the Europe League in the last qualification stage after being edged out by Copenhagen failing to score in both games and Extra Time. Then they failed to score in their next two Seria A games, but gained a positive result in their visit to Milan last Sunday when they earned a point after a last minute equalizer thanks to newcomer Rigoni. Atalanta where one of the best teams in Italy last year, so it has been surprising to see them under performing this year with just 5 points from their first 5 fixtures. However, the point they earned against AC Milan is a positive sign, and with all the talent at their disposal, they should start gaining momentum and picking up points.
Of course, our Atalanta v Torino preview wouldn’t be complete without analyzing the visitors. The Bulls from Toro were expected to push for the European spots this season, but they have started in a disappointing fashion having earned just a single win from their first five matches. They have decent players all over the pitch, but it’s their attack that features the most quality of all units with the likes of Falque, Belotti, and newly brought Simone Zaza. Their head coach Walter Mazzarri is in his second season in charge of the team, but this is his first year with an off season preparation as he was appointed midway last year.