Atalanta vs Roma, Italy – Serie A
Date: Saturday, 15 February 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Gewiss Stadium (Bergamo)
Fourth-placed Atalanta, coming off of a 2-1 win over Fiorentina, welcome out-of-form Roma to the Gewiss Stadium on Saturday.
Atalanta vs Roma: Match Preview
After sharing the spoils with lowly Genoa (2-2), the free-flowing Bergamese came from behind to beat Fiorentina 2-1 and end their 27-year wait for a Serie A victory at the Stadio Artemio Franchi.
Gian Piero Gasperini’s side have won four of their last seven league matches and scored 23 goals during that span. With 42 points on the board, Atalanta are currently occupying fourth spot on the table, three points clear of their next opponent.
La Dea have posted five wins, two defeats and four losses as hosts at Gewiss Stadium and Ennio Tardini, averaging stupendous 2.86 goals scored per bout whilst shipping 1.64 in return. Atalanta have won three of their last five home games.
The Giallorossi’s crisis deepens as they fell to their second straight league defeat at the hands of Sinisa Mihajlovic’s Bologna. Paulo Fonseca’s boys have earned just four points since the mid-season break and conceded 13 goals in the process.
They will be hoping to recapture their old form ahead of the huge clash vs fellow Champions League hopefuls, Atalanta. The Roman side are sitting at fifth place, five points ahead of Hellas Verona.
Roma have registered six wins, three draws and two defeats on their travels, netting 1.82 goals per match and conceding a goal per tie. They have racked up ten points from their last five road fixtures (3W, 1D, 1L).
Atalanta vs Roma: Team News & Probable Lineups
Bosko Sutalo (0 games) is two weeks away from return.
Atalanta (3-4-2-1): Gollini – Toloi, Palomino, Djimsiti – Hateboer, Freuler, De Roon, Gosens – Gomez, Ilicic – Zapata
Nicolo Zaniolo (18 games – 4 goals) and Davide Zappacosta (1/0) are surely out; Amadou Diawara (12/0) and Javier Pastore (9/0) are yet to be evaluated. Bryan Cristante (13/1) is banned.
AS Roma (4-2-3-1): Pau Lopez – Santon, Mancini, Smalling, Kolarov – Pellegrini, Veretout – Perotti, Mkhitaryan, Under – Dzeko
Atalanta vs Roma: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Overall Stats (42 games): Atalanta 12 Wins, Roma 22 Wins, 8 Draws.
- On average 3.05 goals have been scored in their meeting at this venue.
- Atalanta are riding a four-game unbeaten streak vs Giallorossi.
- Both teams have found the back of the net in 8 of their last 9 games at this venue.
- La Dea handed Roma their first defeat of the season with a 2-0 win at Olimpico (Matchday 5).
Atalanta vs Roma: Prediction
The hosts are in better shape right now, no question about it, but after their dubious results of late at home, I will stay away from 1X2 market and pick them to net two or more on Saturday.
The Bergamese are the most productive team in the league with an average of three goals scored per game over the last six league matches and Roma’s defence is shockingly bad at the moment.
As for my second bet, I’ll hit the goals market yet again and take over 3 goals. Four goals or more have been scored in 82 percent of Atalanta’s home games.
Atalanta vs Roma: Betting Tips
Atalanta To Score Over 1.5 Goals @1.53
Over 3 Goals (Asian Total) @1.65.