Atalanta 5-3-3, Roma 7-3-2
12/20/20 12 pm
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Atalanta is welcoming Roma to Gewiss Stadium in a derby match of round 13 in the Italian Serie A.
Atalanta is playing better than a few weeks ago, and they haven’t lost any of their last 4 games. During this stretch, Atalanta has scored 6 goals while conceding 2 goals, and they were able to keep 2 clean sheets. Atalanta was facing Juventus on the road a few days ago, and they were solid with 46% of ball possession, decent 6 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and a solid 83% of the correct passes. Atalanta was losing at halftime, but they tied the score in the 57th minute. Atalanta got lucky when Ronaldo missed a penalty kick in the 51st minute, and this match ended in a 1-1 draw. With 18 points, 22 scored goals, and 17 conceded goals, Atalanta is now in 8th place in the Serie A standings. Muriel and Gomez have each scored 4 goals for Atalanta so far, while Zapata added 3 assists. Pasalic, Ilicic, and Ruggeri are all injured for Atalanta. Despite the massive earthquakes in Atalanta regarding their captain Gomez and coach Gasperini, Atalanta is doing well, and I see them in another Champions League race this season as well.
Roma hasn’t lost any of their last 3 Serie A game while losing only 1 of their last 5 games overall. Roma is now on a 2-game winning streak during which they scored massive 8 goals while conceding 2 goals. With 24 points, 27 scored goals, and 17 conceded goals so far, Roma is in 4th place, and they are only 4 points away from the top of the table. In their last Serie A game, Roma was hosting Torino, and they were the better team with 62% of ball possession, 5 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 6 big chances created, and a high 89% of the correct passes. Roma has had an extra player on the pitch since the 14th minute, and they used it well. The final score of this game was 3-1 in Roma’s favor. Mkhitaryan has been fantastic this season, and he has scored 7 goals and added 5 assists so far, while Veretout added 6 goals. Roma’s captain Dzeko has 4 goals. Zaniolo and Pastore are still injured, while Mirante is questionable for this match. I like Roma, and even though there are rumors that the situation in the club is grim, it certainly doesn’t look like it when Roma is playing soccer. Roma is doing well in the Europa League as well, and I think they could be in the Champions League race in Serie A this season.
I think this will be a fun game with a lot of chances, and probably goals as well. Roma has had some success against Atalanta on the road, but I will stick to goals in this one.