Third-placed, Atalanta will be looking to continue their good run in the Italian League as they take on Lazio away from home.
Lazio is currently at the 7th spot in the table with 11 points while being just two points away from fourth place Napoli.
Date- Saturday, October 19 | Kick-Off- 6:30 PM (IST) | Venue- Stadio Olimpico
In terms of players missing out, Lucas Leiva will not play a part on Saturday due to suspension. Furthermore, Ricardo Kishna and Silvio Proto will also be on the sidelines due to injury.
Manager, Simone Inzaghi could persist with the same eleven which featured in the 2-2 draw against Bologna with a 3-5-2 shape. Strakosha should start between the sticks, while Felipe, Acerbi and Radu combine to make the back three. Marusic, Milinkovic-Savic, Lazzari, Alberto and Lulic fill in the midfield. Immobile and Correa will be expected as the front two.
Lazio will look to turn things around post the international break as their performances on the pitch has been inconsistent. Off the seven league games played so far, Lazio has won three, drawn two, and lost two.
Gian Piero Gasperini’s side will be without Duvan Zapata, which is a big blow for Atalanta as he’s been prolific for his side with six goals and two assists in six appearances this season. Zapata sustained a thigh injury and should make way for Luis Muriel who’s been named just once in the starting eleven this season while coming three times off the bench. Regardless of that, Muriel has scored thee goals in the season so far. Ilicic is expected to partner along with Muriel upfront. Alejandro Gomez should play at number ten with Freuler, de Roon and Castagne behind him. Palomino, Kjaer, and Djmsiti should fill the back three, while Gollini guards the goal.
Atalanta is having a good run in the league with five wins, a draw, and a defeat this season. With 16 points on board, Atalanta is just three points behind league leaders Juventus. Their most recent game was a 3-1 win versus Lecce.
Lazio- Strakosha; Felipe, Acerbi, Radu; Lazzari, Milnkovic-Savic, Parolo, Alberto, Lulic; Immobile, Correa
Atalanta- Gollini; Toloi, Kjaer, Palomino; Castagne, de Roon, Freuler, Gosens; Gomez; Ilicic, Muriel
It’s been all square in the last six meetings between the sides with two wins each for Atalanta and Lazio, as well as two draws.
Atalanta has managed to score two or more goals in its last eight games in the league.
Atalanta is undefeated in 19 of their last 20 Serie A games.
For Lazio, Luis Alberto and Ciro Immobile have been in sublime touch this season. Luis Alberto has made five assists while also scoring one goal in his seven league appearances. Whereas, Immobile has scored seven times in seven appearances, and also has two assists under his belt.
For Atalanta, Alejandro Gomez has been quite creative from midfield. The 31-year-old has three goals and three assists to his name this season.
Luis Muriel has been effective while coming off the bench and has scored three goals for Atalanta. However, with Zapata out injured, Muriel will have a thing or two to prove as he gets a rare start.
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