The prediction of Atalanta and Roma comes before the match of the 18th round of Serie A. This game will be played on December 18th, at Gewiss Stadium, Italy. In this match overview, we bring you betting tips and accurate predictions of results based on the analysis of these two sides.
Atalanta vs Roma Match Preview and Team News
Atalanta was away at Verona last time out and went behind in the 22nd-minute to a goal from the in-form striker, Simeone. However, the visitors responded before the break with an equalizer from Miranchuk. In the second half, Atalanta took the lead through Koopmeiners with what turned out to be the deciding goal. Atalanta now only sit 2pts behind AC Milan and 3pts behind the league leaders Inter Milan and genuinely look like they could challenge for the Serie A title in 2022. It doesn’t get much better regarding selection, with just the sole fitness concern for the Atalanta gaffer Gian Gasperini, thanks to an almost full-strength set of players. Robin Gosens (Hamstring Injury) will miss out, while Federico Mattiello cannot play in this game through suspension. Josip Ilicic is the engine of this team, his greatest virtue is speed, he has excellent ball control and can be satisfied with his performance. The bench players are expected to show as much as possible and impose themselves on the coach for the starting lineup.
Roma had the home advantage against Spezia, and they made it count on Monday night. Smalling scored the game’s opening goal after just 6-minutes, and in the second half, Ibanez made it 2-0 and ended any faint hopes of a Spezia comeback. Roma currently sits 6th in the table, but failure to win on Saturday could see Mourinho’s men drop down another two places if results go against them. The trend of at least one team drawing a blank in games featuring Roma has been apparent recently. A glance at their last six outings shows that it has occurred five times. In these clashes, opposing sides have hit a goal aggregate of 6, and Roma has scored 10. Roma boss José Mourinho has some current player fitness concerns. Carles Pérez (Muscle Fatigue), Leonardo Spinazzola (Achilles tendon rupture), and Lorenzo Pellegrini (Thigh Muscle Strain) are those who can’t be considered. Felix Afena-Gyan will not be able to play in this game through being suspended. Borja Mayoral enjoys the field, and when he receives the ball and goes towards the goal, the opponent has problems because he passes through the defense like a fast train. Bryan Cristante found the right role in the team, he moves great in the middle of the field, and it isn’t easy to take the ball away from this guy.
Atlanta vs Roma Predicted Lineups
Atalanta: Musso, Toloi, Demiral, Palomino, Zappacosta, Freuler, De Roon, Maehle, Pessina, Malinovskyi, Zapata.
Roma: Patricio, Mancini, Smalling, Ibanez, Karsdorp, Veretout, Cristante, Vina, Mkhitaryan, Zaniolo, Abraham.
Atalanta vs Roma Betting Tips and Predictions
It is going to be an exciting clash, as Roma is not without a chance of remaining undefeated. However, we believe Atalanta should meet the expectations and deliver a win.
The prediction for this match is over 2.5 goals. We hope that football fans will enjoy this match.
Atalanta to win @1.75
Over 2.5 FT @1.60
Correct score 3:1 @ 12.00