Atalanta hosts Lazio

Atalanta hosts Lazio at the Gewiss Stadium in a match from the 20th round of the Serie A. This is going to be a very competitive game, so let’s preview it in the next few paragraphs.

Atalanta reached the Champions League knockout phase in two consecutive seasons and they are not ready to stop playing in this competition. Right now they are 5th in the Serie A standings with 36 points and they are on par with the 4th Juventus. La Dea are really close to the Top 4, but they must keep winning.

In their last five games Atalanta are doing more than well – three wins and two draws. In their last game Gian Piero Gasperini’s boys scored a terrific 3-0 win during the visit to the Serie A leaders AC Milan at the San Siro. Cristian Romero scored in the first half while Josip Ilicic and Daniel Zapata did the same in the second half.

During the week Atalanta sold one of their best players. The Argentine midfielder Papu Gomez was sold to Sevilla after falling out with the manager Gasperini.

Lazio are another club which is chasing a place in Top 4. The Eagles are currently 7th in the standings with 34 points, so they are just two points behind. You can see how close these two teams are to each other.

Lazio’s current form is brilliant. Simone Inzaghi’s boys are enjoying a run of four consecutive wins in the league. In their last game Lazio hosted Sassuolo and took all the points with a 2-1 win. Milinkovic-Savic and Immobile scored for the hosts at the Olimpico.

That’s our preview for the Serie A derby match between Atalanta and Lazio at the Gewiss Stadium. It’s hard to pick a favourite because these two teams are close to each other in the standings. But Atalanta are playing at home after all.