Lazio vs. Atalanta matchup headline Wednesday in Serie A, as these two sides meet at Olimpic Stadium in Rome. These two sides were both threatening Juventus at some point in the previous campaign, and that especially applies to Lazio, who would collapse in the period which followed the COVID-19 pause. The Eagles were simply unrecognizable during that time. Atalanta focused on the Champions League, but suffered a nasty exit against PSG, even though leading up until the very last moments of the event.
Lazio (+155) won the starting game of the new season in Cagliari, 0-2, posting a very solid performance. Lazzari opened the game perfectly for Lazio, scoring after just 4 minutes, and exactly 70 minutes later, the European Golden Boot Ciro Immobile sealed a win for the guests.
The game in Sardinia was the sixth one in which the Eagles haven’t lost and the third straight with a clean sheet. We need to add that we counted in preseason matches, where Lazio played against low-profile teams (apart from the one with Serie A member Benevento). Plus, all three games were under 2.5 goals.
They haven’t changed the roster very much, adding just Vedat Muriqi of notable signings.
Atalanta (+155) added a few talented players, and also bought Mario Pasalic permanently from Chelsea. Aleksey Miranchuk came from Lokomotiv Moscow, and Sam Lammers from PSV. On the other side, Timothy Castagne is in Leicester.
But it seems that nothing really changed in Atalanta, as they once again demonstrated their fantastic offensive potential, trashing Torino on the road this weekend, 2-4. Believe us when we say, that La Dea might have scored a couple of more goals.
Since losing to PSG in the UCL quarterfinals, they played just one friendly game, against Pro Sesto, beating this rival with 4-1.
Luiz Felipe, Senad Lulic, and Muriqi are out and this is a big deal for the head coach Simone Inzaghi. Also, goalkeeper Silvio Proto isn’t playing, as well as Denis Vavro.
On the other side, Atalanta can’t count on Miranchuk. Cristiano Piccini, Matteo Pessina and Pierluigi Gollini are out.
Head to Head Matches
The last contest between these two sides saw Atalanta making a massive comeback and winning 3-2. Lazio led 0-2 after 11 minutes, but the hosts made a superb rally to clinch a victory. The first game of that season ended with six goals and a 3-3 draw at Olimpico.
Lazio hasn’t won at home against La Dea since January 2017, with two games ended without winners and Atalanta’s triumph in May 2019, 1-3.
We are ahead of one very interesting and efficient match. With both sides preferring to play open and offensive, it would be quite the sensation not to see at least three scores this Wednesday night in Rome. Lazio has to be aggressive and defeat the big rival, while on the other side, Atalanta plays very offensive regardless of the opponents. After all, they were the most efficient team in the top 5 European national championships.
Therefore over 2.5 goals with both teams scoring is a realistic solution with the odds at -125. For the second, riskier option, take over 1.5 HT, with the odds set at +125.
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