Atalanta Coach Stefano Colantuono is not swayed by Genoa’s disastrous run of results that has them propping up the table. “It doesn’t reflect their talents.”
Genoa’s derby defeat to local rivals Sampdoria meant they have lost their last six in a row, including all five under Coach Gigi Del Neri.
“We must not look at Genoa’s position in the standings. The table lies – it doesn’t reflect their talents and the real potential of the squad,” insisted Atalanta boss Colantuono.
“Underestimating them would be a very serious mistake. In order to get the better of Genoa, we must find the right tactical key for the game.”
Luca Cigarini is suspended, while Giampaolo Bellini and Davide Biondini are out, but Ivan Radovanovic is available for the first time this season.
Atalanta squad for Genoa: Consigli, Polito; Brivio, Ferri, Lucchini, Manfredini, Matheu, Peluso, Raimondi, Stendardo; Bonaventura, Carmona, Cazzola, Radovanovic, Schelotto, Scozzarella, Troisi; De Luca, Denis, Marilungo, Moralez, Parra