Roma must win against Atalanta to keep their Champions League hopes alive when the sides met at Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia, Bergamo. The match is scheduled to kick-off at 11:30 GMT on Sunday, 17th April 2016.
AS Roma are third in the league table, six points less than the second placed Napoli. A 1-1 draw against Bologna last weekend narrowed their gap with fourth placed Inter Milan to six points and they can’t afford any more slips with 5 matches left.
Atalanta are 14th in the league and stay 8 points clear off the relegation zone. They had won two in a row prior to the 2-1 defeat at Torino and they may need a few more wins to ensure that they stay in the Serie A next season.
- Atalanta have won just 2 of their last 17 matches in Serie A, both wins came in succession before the 2-1 loss at Torino.
- Atalanta have won their last two games at home, but failed to win any of their previous 7 matches in the league.
- Roma are unbeaten in their last 11 games in the Serie A, with 9 wins and 2 draws.
- Roma are on a 5 match winning streak away from home and scored an incredible 18 goals during the period and conceded just 4.
Atalanta: Team News
Carlos Carmona is still out with an injury, while Luca Cigarini and Marten de Roon are suspended. Alessandro Diamanti is a doubt, but is expected to make into the starting line-up in time.
Atalanta: Predicted Line-up (4-2-3-1)
Drame, Paleta, Toloi, Masiello
Gomez, Diamanti, Raimondi
Roma: Team News
Radja Nainggolan returns after serving a one-match ban and he is expected to star here. Luciano Spalletti has no players missing through injuries or suspension and no other changes are expected in the trip to Atalanta.
Roma: Predicted Line-up (4-2-3-1)
Florenzi, Manolas, Rudiger, Digne
Salah, Nainggollan, Perotti
Atalanta vs Roma: Head-to-Head stats
Atalanta’s win at Roma on November 2015, in this season’s first leg clash was their first win in 8 matches against Roma. The overall record in the last 8 meetings between the sides read 5 wins for Roma and 2 draws, with one Atalanta win.
Atalanta haven’t won in the last three home matches against Roma, with 2 wins and draw.
Five of the last six meetings between the sides at Atalanta have seen over 2.5 goals.
Atalanta vs Roma: Prediction
Roma are in excellent form since Luciano Spalletti took over in January and haven’t lost in their last 11 Serie A matches. They have also won all of their last 5 league games and are will be hoping to stretch it to 6 away wins in a row.
Atalanta are coming on the back of successive home wins, but Roma on current form are a different proportion all together. They don’t have any immediate threat of falling into relegation zone and will be hoping to come out with a point here
Roma haven’t kept a clean sheet in their last 6 and we are likely to see goals at both end. My Prediction for the match is a 3-1 away win for Roma.