Atalanta’s Serie A season starts on Saturday afternoon when they travel to Torino, who lost their opener last week against Fiorentina.
Torino (4-3-1-2): Sirigu; Vojvoda, Bremer, Nkoulou, Murru; Lukic, Rincon, Linetty; Verdi; Zaza, Belotti.
Unavailable: Lyanco, Rodriguez, Baselli.
Atalanta (3-4-2-1): Sportiello; Toloi, Caldara, Sutalo; Hateboer, De Roon, Freuler, Gosens; Malinovskyi, Gomez; Zapata.
Suspended: Djimisti, Romero.
Unavailable: Gollini, Miranchuk, Pessina, Ilicic.
– Atalanta have scored nine goals in their last two Serie A matches against Torino – in their previous 11 league games, La Dea netted only eight against the Granata.
– The last time Torino didn’t find the net in two consecutive home matches against Atalanta in Serie A was back in the 1980s (three 0-0s in a row).
– Torino could lose both of their opening two matches in a Serie A season for the first time since 2002/03 under Giancarlo Camolese.
– Atalanta could win their first match in three Serie A campaigns in a row for the first time.
– Atalanta netted seven goals in their last two opening Serie A matches to a season (4-0 v Frosinone in 2018 and 3-2 v SPAL in 2019), as many as in their previous nine.
– In the most recent match against Torino, Atalanta’s Josip Ilicic scored from 45 metres, the longest distance recorded for a Serie A goal since Facundo Roncaglia’s goal in 2013 in Fiorentina-Napoli game (56 m).
– Atalanta’s Luis Muriel has scored eight goals in his first match of a new season in Serie A, at least two more than any other player in the last 10 league seasons.