Lazio and Atalanta meet at Stadio Olimpico, in a match for the 35 th round of Serie A. In the last direct match for this edition of the league, on 17-12-2018, Atalanta won at home by (1-0) ). The history of direct confrontations played in this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 4 matches won 3 and drew 1. But the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium, on 06-05-2018 , for Serie A, the two teams tied by (1-1). F. Caicedo (24 ‘) scored the goals of the match, for Lazio, and M. Barrow (2′), for Atalanta. the Atalanta presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor, so in this game the home factor may be decisive.
The home team is currently in the 8 th position of the league, with 55 points won, after 16 wins, 7 draws and 11 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in a home match against Chievo, by (1-2). In the last match, they won in an away match against Sampdoria, by (1-2). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses in away matches; against 6 victories, 5 draws and 4 defeats in their stadium. For the championship, Lazio won 18 points out of 30 possible, after 5 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses in the last 10 matches they played in their stadium. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 34 games in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 12 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Lazio came into this game with a 2-1 victory in the move to Sampdoria, returning to the triumphs after the defeat at home against Chievo: the two goals of the team were scored by Caicedo. It should be noted that the locals still dream of a possible presence in European competitions next year. On this day, against Atalanta, the coach Simone Inzaghi must keep the team in 3-5-2, favoring the maintenance of possession of the ball and the paused attacks, especially through the flanks. Ciro Immobile is the great highlight of this formation, as it is the best score with 14 goals scored. For this game the coach can not count on Senad Lulic, suspended, in addition to Lukaku, Berisha, Milinkovic-Savic and Radu, these with physical problems.
After 17 wins, 8 draws and 9 losses, the away team is currently in the 4 th position, with 59 points won. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Napoli, by (1-2). In the last match, they won in a home match against Udinese, by (2-0). This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 10 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses in away matches, with 37 goals scored and 19 conceded; against 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses at their stadium, with 32 goals scored and 16 suffered. For the championship, Atalanta won 22 points out of 30 possible points, after 7 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses in the last 10 home matches. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 12 of the last 17 matches for this competition have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 34 matches in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 17 times and only managed 5 comebacks.
Atalanta started for this motivated match, having won 2-0 against Udinese, totaling in this way the ninth consecutive match without losing in this competition: the goals of the three points were scored by Mario Pasalic and Marten de Roon. To continue in a place that gives access to the Champions League, visitors need to win this match. On this day, against Lazio, a very competent opponent when playing at home, the coach Gian Piero Gasperini must opt for a more cautious strategy, benefiting the defensive organization and counterattacks: Papú Gómez will be the main weapon in this type of transition. On the other hand, Duván Zapata is the best score of Atalanta, with 21 goals scored. Outside of this game due to injury continue Rafael Tolói.