Atalanta and Lazio are clashing in Serie A derby of the day. La Dea awaits the Sky-Blues at home in Bergamo, in a clash that features two of Italy’s most productive teams. In general, these two sides were playing the most appealing football in the Italian championship this season. It is why many can’t wait for this match to start. Lazio is chasing the title, Atalanta hoping to secure the UCL spot, and all this guarantees good football.
Atalanta (+110) is by far the most efficient team in Italy, and arguably the most efficient in entire Europe. Yet from 74 goals scored in the Serie A championship, just 37 took place at home. They already played one game since the restart, and that was against Sassuolo, trashing this rival with 4-1.
La Dea netted three times in the opening 45 minutes, completely annihilating Sassuolo’s defense. Hosts showed that the pause didn’t affect their mindset and style of play, and that is something just a few expected.
Ever since Atalanta began playing good, some few rounds after the start of the campaign, the experts were anticipating their fall and deflate. That didn’t happen, and over the last few weeks before the COVID-19 outbreak, Gasperini’s side was impressive.
Lazio (+220) had one friendly match before this contest, and that was against Ternana, whom they smashed with 7-2. Even though the rival wasn’t very tough, scoring seven goals is something worth mentioning.
The Eagles have four points fewer than Juventus and one game in hand, which means that a win is a must for them this Wednesday. After a long time, they have a chance to win the title, and according to many, Lazio was struck the most once the FA had to suspend the championship.
Inzaghi’s side was in unreal form, not losing a single match in the Seria A since late September.
Atalanta has two big problems, and that is Josip Ilicic’s ankle injury and Mario Pasalic’s suspension. On top of that, Czyborra and Gasperini are out, the first because of an injury, and the second because of the red card ban. Without a doubt, this is going to be a massive hit for the hosts.
On the other side, Lucas and Lulic are out, and that is something pretty nasty for the guests from Rome. These two guys are very important in the midfield, and apart from them, Luiz Felipe and Adekanye are also available.
Head to Head Games
The first match this year ended with six goals, but without a winner. It was 3-3 in Rome, with the fans seeing one absolute madness at Olimpico. The guests had a 0-3 lead at the end of the first half, with Gomes once and Muriel netting twice. Ciro Immobile scored an equalizer in the 93rd minute, from the penalty, his second of the game. One of the best strikers in Europe used the first one also. Correa also added one more hit.
Anything below three goals here would be a major surprise. Having in mind that both sides have a superb offense, we expect to see hits on both sides, and that is the main reason to suggest both teams to score and over 2.5 goals. The moneyline here is -115.
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