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Sunday March 16 2014
Line-ups: Atalanta-Sampdoria

Atalanta and Sampdoria go head-to-head for position in the 11.30 GMT kick-off.

It opens the day’s action in Serie A and they are locked together on 34 points, click here for a match preview.

This is a game between two teams who are relatively comfortable in mid-table after an initial relegation struggle and neither side has played a 0-0 draw so far this season.

Atalanta stretched their unbeaten run to seven rounds, fresh from a 1-0 victory away to Lazio.

Samp are coming off two consecutive wins, including last week’s thrilling fightback from 2-0 to beat Livorno 4-2.

Davide Brivio misses out for the hosts after suffering a microfracture during international duty, while Riccardo Cazzola and Kone are also absent.

Luca Cigarini steps back into the midfield, sending Baselli to the bench.

German Denis and Maxi Moralez again lead the way in attack with Giacomo Bonaventura eager to impress.

Sampdoria captain Angelo Palombo is able to start despite coming down with flu, while Eder, Roberto Soriano and Manolo Gabbiadini fan out behind striker Stefano Okaka.

Atalanta: Consigli; Benalouane, Stendardo, Yepes, Del Grosso; Estigarribia, Cigarini, Carmona, Bonaventura; Maxi Moralez; Denis

Sampdoria: Da Costa; De Silvestri, Mustafi, Gastaldello, Regini; Palombo, Krsticic; Gabbiadini, Eder, Soriano; Okaka

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