Roma hopes to reach a turning point in their season campaign towards the end when they welcome red-hot Atalanta. The match schedules for Thursday at Stadio Olimpico, with a kickoff at 7:30 pm.
A hard-fought win over Juventus saw Gian Piero Gasperrini’s men saw the visitors continue pressing Milan for a top-two finish. On the other hand, Roma comes off a disappointing 3-0 loss to Torino in their last outing.
Atalanta is currently the most in-form side in Serie A towards the end of the season. Triumphantly defeating the Old Lady was proof of the great form from the side. It is an impressive run that saw nine wins in their last ten Serie A games.
Their last defeat in the competition was a 1-0 loss to league leaders Inter Milan, next month’s Coppa Italia finalists having gone through the toe to toe in 2021. There is a splash of talent from the side, with Ukrainian creator Ruslan Malinovskyi netting the winner against Juve with five assists in the last four appearances.
Moreover, Atalanta has won each of their last three games against the capital club and only once in their last 12 league meetings have they lost. Their opponents have a big hill with a next week semi-finals clash with Manchester United with their pile of injuries continuing.
Roma vs Atalanta Head to Head
Both sides have 27 games against each other, with Roma taking 12 wins while Atalanta with nine wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Torino 3-1 Roma
Roma 1-1 Ajax
Roma 1-0 Bologna
Ajax 1-2 Roma
Sassuolo 2-2 Roma
Atalanta 1-0 Juventus
Fiorentina 2-3 Atalanta
Atalanta 3-2 Udinese
Hellas Verona 0-2 Atalanta
Real Madrid 3-1 Atalanta
Roma Team News
Lorenzo Pellegrini comes off a suspension to replace midfielder Amadou Diawara who recently picked up a red card to defeat Torino. The injury crisis for Paul Fonseca continues with Pedro sustaining a thigh injury on Sunday. Winger Leanardo Spinazzola made a late fitness test after sustaining a thigh strain. Furthermore, Stephen El Shaarawy continues nursing a thigh problem.
Atalanta Team News
There are a few injury concerns for the visitors as Cristian Romero returns from a suspension after missing out against his parent club. It might revert to a back three defence to pave the way for Jose Luis Palomino.
Prediction and Odds
Roma’s record against the big seven this season has been disappointing, and we do not see a change in that.
Both Teams to Score
Goals Over 2.5