The Nerazzurri recorded an impressive victory over the Serie A leader in their last league outing and will look to continue their fine form at the Azzurri d'Italia.
Raimondi, Stendardo, Manfredini, Peluso
Schelotto, Cigarini, Carmona, Bonaventura
Ranocchia, Samuel, Juan
Zanetti, Gargano, Cambiasso, Nagatomo
Stefano Colantuono is likely to opt for the same starting XI which claimed a credible victory away to Sampdoria last time out, with German Denis continuing as the lone striker. The former Palermo coach has no fresh injury concerns to contend with, but remains without long-term absentees Daniele Capelli and Adriano Pinto.
On the other hand, Inter boss Andrea Stramaccioni rang the changes for his side's midweek Europa League triumph away to Partizan Belgrade, but will likely revert to the 3-4-1-2 formation which ended Juventus' unbeaten run last weekend.
However, the young trainer is still without Wesley Sneijder, who is yet to regain match fitness following a muscle strain suffered in October, so Rodrigo Palacio should keep his playmaking berth behind front pair Diego Milito and Antonio Cassano.
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- Atalanta currently sits ninth in the Serie A standings, one point ahead of Inter's city rival Milan.
- Only two teams, Pescara and Palermo, have scored fewer goals than Sunday's host, which has just 10 strikes to its name this term.
- The Orobici are unbeaten in their last four matches, however - a run which included a narrow win over third-placed Napoli.
- Inter finds itself just one point adrift of league leader Juventus following the 3-1 victory over the holder last weekend.
- The visitor has won its last 10 away games in all competitions, six of which came in Serie A.
- Only two teams, Juventus and Roma, have been more prolific than the Nerazzurri on domestic duty in the current campaign. Diego Milito (pictured) has bagged seven of his side's 22 league goals up to this point, two of which came in the win over the Bianconeri.