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will do battle with visiting club Lazio
at Gewiss Stadium in the Serie A clash on Wednesday. To see all of our predictions, user poll & stats for Atalanta v Lazio, scroll down - plus the latest match odds.
Atalanta, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 4-1 Serie A victory against Sassuolo. In that game, Atalanta had 46% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. For Atalanta, goals were scored by Berat Djimsiti (16') and Duván Zapata (31', 66'). Sassuolo got 14 shots on goal with 5 on target. Mehdi Bourabia (37' Own goal, 90') scored for Sassuolo.
Three or more goals per match were recorded in 6 of the last 6 meetings where Atalanta have participated. Opposition teams scored 9 of them in this period while La Dea totted up 23. We shall soon see if that trend will end up being sustained into this next match.
Leading up to this clash, Atalanta:
- have not lost a league tie with Lazio in their previous 5 games.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 3 home league matches.
Lazio go into this meeting following a 2-0 Serie A win with the defeat of Bologna in their most recent outing. In that game, Lazio managed 45% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. For Lazio, the scorers were Luis Alberto (18') and Joaquín Correa (21'). Bologna got 17 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target.
A run of dependable displays from the Lazio defensive unit has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded amounting to 4 from their previous 6 clashes combined. In that period of time, their forwards have scored 13.
Looking at their past form shows that Lazio:
- are winless against Atalanta when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 league games.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 9 league matches away from home. What an impressive run of results.
Head to head
A look at their past head to head clashes going back to 17/12/2017 shows that Atalanta have won 2 of these and Lazio 1, with the number of draws standing at 3.
21 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 11 of them for La Dea and 10 for i Biancocelesti. That is an average goals per game value of 3.5.
The last league contest featuring the two was Serie A match day 8 on 19/10/2019 when it ended Lazio 3-3 Atalanta. That day, Lazio managed 50% possession and 17 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. The goalscorers were Ciro Immobile (69', 92') and Joaquín Correa (70'). Atalanta had 22 attempts at goal with 9 on target. Luis Muriel (23', 28') and Alejandro Gómez (37') scored. The referee was Gianluca Rocchi.
Team News: Atalanta
Atalanta boss Gian Gasperini has no fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this game owing to a completely injury-free group ready to go.
We are thinking that La Dea should opt for a 3-4-2-1 formation for the game with Pierluigi Gollini, Jose Luis Palomino, Mattia Caldara, Marten De Roon, Robin Gosens, Remo Freuler, Mario Pasalic, Hans Hateboer, Josip Ilicic, Alejandro Daro Gomez and Duván Zapata.
Team News: Lazio
Lazio boss Simone Inzaghi has a number of players out of action. André Anderson (Unknown Injury), Bobby Adekanye (Muscular problems), Jordan Lukaku (Knee Problems), Luiz Felipe (Calf Injury), Adam Marusic (Muscular problems) and Senad Lulic (Ankle Surgery) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
We’re of the thinking that i Biancocelesti will likely play in a 3-5-2 formation, giving starts to Thomas Strakosha, Patric, Luiz Felipe, Stefan Daniel Radu, Manuel Lazzari, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Lucas Leiva, Luis Alberto, Jony, Ciro Immobile and Joaquin Correa.
Our feeling is that Lazio would be disappointed if they were not to get a goal against this Atalanta lineup, although it probably won’t be as many as they will have scored against them. Our selection here is for a very close game with a 2-1 victory for Atalanta at the end of the match. It really should be an interesting one.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Gewiss Stadium (21,300)
Captain: Alejandro Gómez
Chairman: Antonio Percassi
Manager: Gian Gasperini
Competitions: Serie A position 4, Champions League (Last 16)
🔑 Key Man: Luis Muriel
Customarily taking to the field in the Striker position, Luis Muriel was born in Santo Tomás, Colombia. After having played his first senior match for Deportivo Cali in the 2009 season, the goalscoring Forward has contributed 13 league goals in this Serie A 2019 - 2020 season to date coming from a total of 22 appearances.