All roads will be headed to Stadio Olimpico on Sunday 5th May 2019 when Lazio hosts Atalanta in their matchday 34. The action will kick-off at 14:00GMT. The match brings together two teams which are eyeing a slot to play in European competitions next season.
Lazio managed to bounce back to wipe away their humiliating 2-1 loss to Chievo by defeating Sampdoria 1-2 while away. A place in the Champions League action next season is within grasp but the Biancocelesti have to start by collecting all the three points from their Sunday fixture. They are currently at number 8 with 55 points as compared to their 4th placed opponents who have 59 points.
Atalanta is doing well in the Serie A competition. They are unbeaten in their last 6 fixtures and are hoping to extend this to 7 matches in a row. A place in the elite European action is behind their motivation. Sunday’s match will see them closer to making this a reality The Orobici did well on Monday to humble Udinese 2-0 to secure all three points.
Both teams are looking for a chance to play in European competitions hence both teams are going for a win. Atalanta is expected to display their attacking style against Lazio. Lazio on the other hand is not likely to go down easy. We therefore expect the teams to end up in equal strength. A draw is in the cards.
Lazio vs. Atalanta Head to Head
The two sides Lazio and Atalanta have played each other a record of 32 times. Lazio has collected most victories at 16. Atalanta on the other hand has won 8 of the fixtures, with the other 8 going to a draw. Here is a sneak peek into the two sides 8 most recent crashes and how each team faired in scores:
- Atalanta 1-0 Lazio
- Lazio 1-1 Atalanta
- Atalanta 3-3 Lazio
- Lazio 2-1 Atalanta
- Atalanta 3-4 Lazio
- Lazio 2-0 Atalanta
- Atalanta 2-1 Lazio
- Atalanta 1-1 Lazio
Atalanta has to be contented without four of their players who are nursing injuries. These players include Marco Varnier, Rafael Toloi, Josip Ilicic and Musa Barrow.
Lazio on the other hand has to play replacement for 5 of its players. Luis Alberto and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic are both serving a one match suspension due to foul play. Valon Berisha, Rômulo Souza Orestes Caldeira and Jordan Lukaku are nursing various injuries.
Prediction and Odds
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Both teams are going against each with European competitions on the cards. This is perhaps what will make this match a very competitive one. Here are our best predictions for the outcome of the match:
- Over 1.5 goals on fulltime
- The match to end in a draw
- All goals on second half