Serie A – Atalanta face Lazio

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This Sunday sees Atalanta go head to head with Lazio at the Gewiss Stadium – Kick-off 6:00pm GMT.

Going into this match in fifth place, Lazio face an up-hill struggle when they travel to second placed Atalanta.

With the Serie A season well into its stride, Atalanta have managed to gain 24 points

With a win in their previous game, (2-1) against Sassuolo, Atalanta will likely be in a positive frame of mind.

Also, Atalanta keep finding ways to win, having secured six victories in their last eight meetings is astonishing this season, contributed significantly to their rise up the table. With 24 points, they currently sit second in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 7 wins, 0 losses and 3 draws having won seven games and drawn three matches.

Playing at home, Atalanta have won three fixtures and drawn two games.

Winning this fixture will see Atalanta on 27 points.

Good atacking and defensive team

Atalanta have a solid defence, with only six goals conceded in their previous matches. They have a good scoring stats of 16 goals (13 from open play and three penalties). This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Teun Koopmeiners (4), Ademola Lookman (4), and Rafael Toloi (1).

Atalanta may have to resort to second choice players, given the number of first choice players that are now unavailable through injury, illness or suspension.

Lazio’s campaign so far has seen them accrue 21 points this season

Lazio have dropped five points in their last two encounters, drawing 0-0 at Udinese and losing 0-4 to Fiorentina.

Also, Lazio keep finding ways to win, having secured four victories in their last five meetings is astonishing this season. Now they have 6 matches won, 1 games lost and 3 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in fifth place, with a total of 21 points having won six games, drawn three games, and lost one game.

Lazio have won two matches and drawn two matches of their four League matches on the road this season.

A win in this fixture would take Lazio’s points to 24 in the League.

Good atacking and defensive team

It’s an easy statement to make, but to win you simply have to score more goals than your opponent. Lazio have been consistently applying this principle, whilst remaining defensively solid as a unit this season, with five goals in their previous fixtures. This has been a good season so far for Lazio, in terms of goals scored (21). Their stand out attacking players have been Ciro Immobile (6), Luis Alberto (3), and Mattia Zaccagni (3).

Lazio’s squad will likely be depleted of one of their key players when they start on Sunday, due to injury or illness.

Atalanta v Lazio – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Lazio with a greater number of wins. In the last 49 meetings, they have enjoyed 22 wins, to Atalanta’s 14 victories. Further, the last 17 fixtures against Lazio have resulted in nine wins for Atalanta. In their most recent meeting of this fixture was January 2022 and the score line ended up with a 0-0 draw.

Performance Report

For Atalanta, Teun Koopmeiners is a top performing player who has scoredfour goals in 10 League matches this Serie A Season, while Ciro Immobile contributed withsix goals in 10 League fixtures this season for Lazio.

Other players of note for Atalanta are Teun Koopmeiners and Ademola Lookman with four goals each and for Lazio are Ciro Immobile and Luis Alberto with six goals both.