NEWS
Saturday March 29 2014
Line-ups: Bologna-Atalanta

Atalanta look for a club record sixth consecutive victory and European places as they travel to troubled Bologna.

It kicks off at 17.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

The Orobici have to be the hot favourites to win at the Stadio Dall’Ara after notching up five straight Serie A wins, something they had only ever achieved over 20 years ago.

Their most recent result was a 2-0 over Livorno on Wednesday evening.

Maxi Moralez is out of action along with Davide Brivio, Riccardo Cazzola and the suspended Yohan Benalouane.

Giuseppe De Luca therefore partners German Denis again in attack, while Daniele Baselli is picked ahead of Luca Cigarini in midfield.

Bologna’s survival hopes were hit by a 3-0 hammering away to Chievo on Wednesday night, so they must make home advantage count.

That result reportedly left Coach Davide Ballardini at risk of the sack, having only replaced Stefano Pioli two months ago.

The only absentees are Francesco Della Rocca, Archimede Morleo and Panagiotis Kone, but Rolando Bianchi is rested in favour of Davide Moscardelli and Robert Acquafresca.

Bologna: Curci; Garics, Antonsson, Natali, Cherubin; Crespo, Perez, Krhin, Christodoulopoulos; Moscardelli, Acquafresca

Bologna bench: Stojanovic, Malagoli, Sorensen, Cech, Mantovani, Pazienza, Ibson, Friberg, Laxalt, Cristaldo, Bianchi, Paponi

Atalanta: Consigli; Nica, Stendardo, Lucchini, Del Grosso; Estigarribia, Baselli, Carmona, Bonaventura; De Luca; Denis

Atalanta bench: Sportiello, Scaloni, Raimondi, Bellini, Yepes, Cigarini, Giorgi, Migliaccio, Konè, Brienza, Livaja, Betancourt

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