Atalanta vs Lazio
Italian Serie A
Date: Monday, 17 December 2018
Kick-Off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia (Bergamo).
Lazio have just not been pulling up any trees lately. They head into the last game of the round against Atalanta low on confidence after four consecutive league draws and Thursday’s Europa League defeat to Frankfurt. The mentioned loss did not affect team’s progress to the knockout phase in the second strongest continental competition, though.
We have to mention Simone Inzaghi rested his key players in mid-week as we expect the strongest line-up possible on the court of Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia on Monday evening when Biancocelesti take on Atalanta. However, the squad with the likes of Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Ciro Immobile did not manage to snatch spoils against Sampdoria last weekend. It was a true thriller which saw two goals within last two minutes of the stoppage time as teams drew 2-2 at the end at Olimpico.
Atalanta vs Lazio: Head-to-head
We should really see goals here judging by the most recent head to head record.
All of past four head to head affairs saw goals scored at both ends.
Teams shared spoils in 1-1 and 3-3 draws in the previous term of Serie A.
Lazio were on a three-win streak beforehand meaning they are unbeaten in last five matches against La Dea.
Atalanta vs Lazio: Prediction
Biancocelesti were way too easy to break down of late. They shipped two or more goals in three of last four outings across competitions. They conceded at least a goal in each of last ten fixtures in all competitions.
It will be the music to the ears of Duvan Zapata who led Atalanta to a 1-3 victory with a hat-trick away at Udinese last weekend. Gianpiero Gasperini’s men thus closed the gap on 5th-placed Lazio down to four points and they now sit 7th in the league ladder.
Their matches offered goal fests in the last couple of months. Each of last seven games they played in Serie A saw three or more goals scored. This is why we find BTTS as a genuine banker here, worth backing with higher stakes at 1.57 odds.
Atalanta vs Lazio: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.57 (4/7)
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.72 (8/11).