Atalanta vs. Lazio 6/24/20 Serie A Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
2020-06-24 15:45:00 EDT
Atalanta is hosting Lazio at Gewiss Stadium in a derby match of round 27 of Italian Serie A.
Atalanta is in a fantastic form and they haven’t lost any of their last 8 games while winning 7 of said 8 games. With 51 points, Atalanta is in 4th place in the standings, 6 points behind Inter. Atalanta is the best offensive team in Serie A with a massive 74 scored goals in 26 games, which an average of over 2 scored goals per game. Defensively, Atalanta hasn’t been great, but they are not bad either with 35 conceded goals. Josip Ilicic leads Atalanta with 15 goals, while Muriel and Zapata added 13 goals each. Papu Gomez added 9 assists. There are no injuries for Atalanta, but Mario Pasalic is suspended because of the yellow cards. In their last Serie A game against Sassuolo at home, Atalanta has had 46% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, and 81% of accurate passes. Atalanta was extremely effective in this match and they scored 4 goals from 4 shots. Atalanta has won this game 4-1. Atalanta has qualified to the quarterfinals of the Champions League by knocking out Valencia which is the biggest success in their history. Overall, this season is one of the best in Atalanta’s history, and they are playing some of the best and attractive soccer in Serie A, I just hope they can keep it up until the end of the season.
If Atalanta is having a good season, Lazio is having a blast. Lazio hasn’t lost any of their last 7 games while losing only 2 games in Serie A this season. Lazio is in second place in the standings with 62 points, 4 points behind Juventus and a game less, which could bring them to only 1 point if they win this game. In addition to being one of the best offensive teams in Serie A, Lazio is the best defensive team in Italy this season. Ciro Immobile is playing in the best form of his career and he has scored massive 27 goals in 26 games for Lazio this season, and that is just in Serie A. Luis Alberto has added 11 assists. Lulic and Felipe are injured, while Leiva is still questionable. This is the first game for Lazio since the restart, but if they can retain the great form they were in before the season was paused, Juventus will not have a good time and will feel immense pressure from Lazio. Lazio is a team that was in the build-up since the last season, and what makes them great is their comradery and incredible teamwork. I expected Lazio to be a good team this season, but I didn’t expect them to be in the run for the title. What a nice surprise from Lazio.
I know this is Lazio’s first game back, but everything screams goals in this matchup. I can’t help myself but to pick something on goals here no matter how it ends.