With what seems like a fall from grace in this season for Roma, they will be looking to redeem their stance in Serie A as they head to the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia to take on side Atalanta. The match schedules for 15th February with kickoff at 22:45 GMT.
With the current dip in form, Roma’s earlier semi-solid hold on the fourth place in addition to the Championship spoils have gone. Following their last week’s defeat to Bologna, Roma took heart following the struggling form of Atalanta, who dropped three points in their last four matches. However, a second-half win over Fiorentina secured the fourth slot for Atalanta.
This has set up a possible six-point gap on Saturday in Bergamo. While sitting three points ahead of fifth-placed Roma, a win for the Giallorossi will renew Championship league slot for the Italian giants.
Atalanta has been putting forward mix results while taking homes from the big teams while taking losses from the smaller teams. The side manages to pull off two wins in their last five matches. Roma, on the other hand, manages to pull off a single win in their last five matches.
Atalanta vs. A.S Roma Head to Head
Both sides have met 26 times with Roma taking home 13 wins while Atalanta contends with seven wins. Here is a look at their past encounters:
Roma 0-2 Atalanta
Atalanta 3-3 Roma
Roma 3-3 Atalanta
Roma 1-2 Atalanta
Atalanta 0-1 Roma
Roma 1-1 Atalanta
Atalanta 2-1 Roma
Atalanta 3-3 Roma
Atalanta Team News
At the beginning of the month, center back Bosko Sutalo took an ankle injury but is expected to make a return next week. Skipper Josip Ilicic has been in form while registering 14 goals with three assists. Another threat that has been on the rise is skipper Luis Muriel with a goal tally of 13 goals. On the verge of the suspension is central midfielder Mario Pasalic.
Roma Team News
There is still discontention with loan signing Mkhitaryan, who is yet to find his footing in the La Liga despite a strong start. Leading the line of injuries in the camp is right-back Davide Zappacosta with a cruciate ligament rupture the same as Nicolo Zaniolo. Defensive midfielder Amadou Diawara is also out with a knee injury.
Prediction and Odds
Roma is currently in a dip form, and Atalanta has shown impressive performances against big side teams.
Goals Under 2.5