Atalanta host an angry Lazio side who have a big point to prove after being unfairly treated in their last Serie A game. On their own part, La Dea is keen to claw their way back into European places and will do their absolute best to add to Lazio’s misery this Sunday.
Atalanta on the run
Four wins in last five matches in all competitions is perhaps more than Atalanta could have asked for. What’s more, Atalanta’s entire season has been more than their supporters had hoped for at the beginning of the campaign with La Dea proving doubters wrong by managing to balance both fronts and put up a fight both domestically and internationally.
Gianpiero Gasperini’s charges have lost a single home match this season and head into a crucial Lazio clash full of confidence despite the tight schedule. Atalanta are coming off from a midweek win over Genoa and will surely look to maintain their unbeaten run against Lazio this weekend.
The home side will be without Marten de Roon who is set to miss the Sunday’s match due to suspension. Apart from that, Gasperini will have a full squad to choose from and should start with his strongest team possible.
Biancocelesti lashed out on Cittadella in a Coppa Italia match this Thursday following a disappointing 3-1 defeat at the hands of Torino that saw Lazio threaten to leave the Serie A. the Stadio Olimpico side have been utterly disappointed by the treatment they got from the referees in that match and will not put up with it anymore.
They are feeling victimized and will have a big point to prove as they prepare to make a trip to Atalanta. With 36 goals scored this season, Lazio are the second most prolific side in Serie A but ever since their loss to bitter rivals AS Roma in the Derby della Capitale, Lazio have struggled to gain back their footing in the league. Only one win in last four outings has left Biancocelesti frustrated and it will be interesting to see whether Inzaghi’s man can muster enough strength to make a response against a resilient Atalanta side.
Leading goal scorer Ciro Immobile is suspended following his red card against Torino. Visitors will also be without injured Nani and Davide Di Gennaro.
Lazio have won their last three meetings with Atalanta and there is a good chance they will extend the winning run. Inzaghi’s men are a more quality side and it’s about time they returned to winning ways following the most recent slump.
Top pick: Lazio 3.10 (21/20) @BetVictor
Alternative pick 1: Both teams to score – No 2.38 (11/8) @Betfair
Alternative pick 2: Lazio to win to Nil 6.00 (5/1) @PaddyPower