NEWS
Sunday November 3 2013
Line-ups: Livorno-Atalanta

Livorno are in dire need of a boost and welcome Atalanta in a relegation dogfight.

It kicks off at the Stadio Armando Picchi at 11.30 GMT, click here for a match preview.

It’s a tough time for the hosts, who ended a run of four consecutive defeats by holding Torino in a 3-3 thriller midweek.

They had been trailing 2-0, then winning 3-2 before the late equaliser, so life is rarely dull for the Amaranto supporters.

Coach Davide Nicola has to do without Marco Biagianti and the suspended Pasquale Schiattarella, but Luca Siligardi returns from his ban.

There are many talents in this side, including Brazilian striker Paulinho and Inter loan duo Alfred Duncan and Ibrahima Mbaye, although the former is on the bench today.

Atalanta held Inter to a 1-1 draw on Tuesday evening and are in a considerably stronger position than Livorno going into the game.

There are problems for Stefano Colantuono, as there is an injury crisis to deal with.

Mario Yepes, Giampaolo Bellini, Giacomo Bonaventura, Franco Brienza, Stefano Lucchini and Luigi Giorgi are sidelined with Guglielmo Stendardo suspended.

Livorno: Bardi; Coda, Rinaudo, Ceccherini; Gemiti, Luci, Emerson, Greco, Mbaye; Paulinho, Siligardi

Atalanta: Consigli; Scaloni, Migliaccio, Canini, Del Grosso; Raimondi, Cigarini, Carmona, Moralez; Livaja, Denis

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