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The Serie A clash at Stadio Olimpico di Roma on Sunday sees home side Roma prepare for the visit of Atalanta.
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Roma, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following a 3-0 Europa League success over HJK.
In that match, Roma managed 68% possession and 29 attempts at goal with 10 of them on target. For Roma, goals were scored by Paulo Dybala (47'), Lorenzo Pellegrini (49') and Andrea Belotti (68'). For their opponents, HJK got 4 attempts on goal with 0 on target.
At least three goals per match have been seen in 5 of the past 6 fixtures where Roma have been involved. Opposition teams scored 8 times in this period whereas Roma bagged a total of 10.
A look at their previous results shows us that Roma:
- are unbeaten in the league by Atalanta in their last 3 games.
- have not been beaten in their last 10 league matches at home. A run that they'll hope to extend here.
In their last game, Atalanta drew 1-1 in the Serie A match with Cremonese.
In that game, Atalanta managed 58% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 6 on target. The scorer for Atalanta was Merih Demiral (74'). For their opponents, Cremonese got 7 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Emanuele Valeri (78') was the scorer for Cremonese.
A succession of reliable performances by the Atalanta defensive unit has seen their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 3 from their previous 6 clashes overall. During the same period, their own forwards have managed to score 10. It will be interesting to find out whether or not that trend can be sustained in this game.
Their past results show that Atalanta:
- have not registered a win against Roma when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 league games.
- are undefeated in their last 3 away league matches.
Head to head
A glance at their most recent head to head meetings going back to 25/09/2019 tells us that Roma have won 2 of these & Atalanta 3, with the tally of drawn games standing at 1.
A combined total of 18 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 8 of them from i Giallorossi and 10 being from La Dea. The average goals per game has been 3.
The last league clash between these sides was Serie A match day 28 on 05/03/2022 when it finished Roma 1-0 Atalanta.
In that match, Roma had 35% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. The scorer was Tammy Abraham (32').
Atalanta got 7 attempts at goal with 4 on target.
The referee was Davide Massa.
Team News: Roma
Marash Kumbulla (Thigh Problems), Stephan El Shaarawy (Muscular problems), Ebrima Darboe (Cruciate Ligament Surgery), Rick Karsdorp (Mensical Laceration) and Georginio Wijnaldum (Tibia Fracture) won’t be available for Roma manager José Mourinho.
It looks as if i Giallorossi may well opt for a 3-4-2-1 system for this game with Rui Patricio, Gianluca Mancini, Chris Smalling, Roger Ibanez, Mehmet Zeki Celik, Leonardo Spinazzola, Bryan Cristante, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Paulo Dybala, Nicolo Zaniolo and Tammy Abraham.
Team News: Atalanta
Atalanta boss Gian Gasperini has multiple availability issues to deal with. Davide Zappacosta (Muscle Injury), Luis Muriel (Knee Problems), Simone Muratore (Unknown Injury), Duván Zapata (Hamstring Injury) and Berat Djimsiti (Fibula Fracture) miss out here.
We’re of the thinking that La Dea appear most likely to utilise a 3-4-2-1 formation using Juan Musso, Rafael Toloi, Merih Demiral, Giorgio Scalvini, Hans Hateboer, Joakim Maehle, Marten de Roon, Teun Koopmeiners, Ederson, Mario Pasalic and Rasmus Hoejlund.
In this match, Atalanta have the capability to score against this Roma team, however that probably won’t prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We’re tipping a narrow 2-1 victory for Roma after 90 minutes. Could easily see this go either way.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Olimpico di Roma (70,634)
Captain: Lorenzo Pellegrini
Chairman: Dan Friedkin
Manager: José Mourinho
Competitions: Serie A position 5, Europa League (Group C)
⭐ Star Man: Tammy Abraham
Customarily used in the Striker position, Tammy Abraham was born in Camberwell, England. After having played his first senior match for Chelsea in the 2015 - 2016 season, the talented Forward has accumulated 2 league goals in this Serie A 2022 - 2023 campaign so far in a total of 6 appearances.