Atalanta will be playing host to fourth-placed Roma in Serie A this weekend. Atalanta comes off an impressive draw to Juventus with the match scheduled for Sunday at Gewiss Stadium with a kickoff at 8 pm.
The Giallorossi visit their opponents, coming off a routine 3-1 win against hapless Torino. The side currently led the Le Dea by six points in the Serie A standings.
The week started on a controversial point for Atalanta after a reported Instagram post by Alejandro Gomez eluding a falling out with Coach Gian Pieri Gasperini. However, the side has garnered 18 points and is currently in eighth place, albeit with Roma’s hand.
Atalanta took advantage when their match against Udinese was postponed due to flash flooding. The few days off were instrumental for the side to spend on the training ground. In their last three games, the side has registered a win against Ajax in Amsterdam to progress in the Champions League. They have taken four points from league fixtures with Fiorentina and Juventus.
Paul Fonseca’s side continues to impress at home and in the Europa and sit level with Juventus in the Serie A table. It follows their impressive 1-0 win against Torino on Thursday night. The side boast of the best counter-attack of the season so far, together with AC Milan with 27 goals.
Atalanta vs. Roma Head to Head
Both sides have 27 games against each other, with Atalanta taking home eight wins while Roma with 13 wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Juventus 1-1 Atalanta
Atalanta 3-0 Fiorentina
Ajax 0-1 Atalanta
Atalanta 1-1 FC Midtjylland
Atalanta 0-2 Hellas Verona
Roma 3-1 Torino
Bologna 1-5 Roma
CSKA Sofia 3-1 Roma
Roma 0-0 Sassuolo
Roma 3-1 Young Boy
Atalanta Team News
Gasperini will be without Caldara’s services, full-back Matteo Ruggeri and Mario Pasalic, who underwent hernia surgery and will not return until a late month. Defender Rafael Toloi is a doubt ahead of Sunday’s clash. Cristian Romero and Jose Luis could hold the defense.
Roma Team News
Fonseca will benefit from a reducing defensive injury list though Davide Santon remains unavailable. Antonio Mirante will replace out of form Pau Lopez in goal. Defensive options available include Marash Kumbulla and ex- Atalanta man Gianluca Mancini.
Prediction and Odds
The two teams are well-matched; thus, we expect a high encounter showdown this Sunday in the Scudetto win.
Both Teams to Score
Goals Under 3.5