Prediction and odds for the game: Atalanta (23/20) v Lazio (21/10)
We are backing the draw at odds of 11/4
When: Wednesday, 24th June 2020, Kick-off 20:45
Where: The Gewiss Stadium
On Wednesday night, Atalanta and Lazio go head-to-head at the Gewiss Stadium, in what could be a massive game when it comes to the visitor’s chances of winning Serie A.
Gian Piero Gasperini’s team have been one of the most exciting teams to watch in the European game this season. The Nerazzurri have scored 74 league goals, which is the highest tally of any team in Serie A. Their potent attack has contributed to their position of fourth-place in the table, six clear of fifth-place Roma.
The home side head into this clash on the back of a six-game unbeaten run in the Italian top-flight, of which five have been victories. Their potent attack has been on full display of late in Serie A, with over 2.5 goals scored in their last six league outings.
Forward Josip Ilicic is the top scorer for the home side with 15 league goals this season. However, he is a slight doubt for this clash, although he is expected to feature.
Atalanta have built their top-four challenge on a solid home record, as they have won seven of their previous nine league matches at the Gewiss Stadium. Unsurprisingly considering their potency in front of goal, the Nerazzurri have scored at least twice in eight of their last nine home matches in the Italian top-flight.
Simone Inzaghi’s team have surprised everybody with their challenge for the Scudetto this season. The visitors are currently second place in the table, four points behind leaders and champions Juventus with this as their game in-hand.
The team from the Italian capital are undefeated in their last 21 matches in Serie A. They have also won five of their last six league outings, while also scoring two goals in four of the six Serie A outings. Those attacking numbers may not come as a surprise, as only the home side has scored more league goals in the Italian top-flight than the visitors.
Lazio have also been difficult to beat on their travels in the Italian top-flight, as they are undefeated in nine outings, having recorded seven victories. The visitors have also scored at least twice in seven of their last nine matches on their travels in Serie A.
Striker Ciro Immobile is the league’s top scorer with 27 goals. Considering that Atalanta are not always strong in defence he will fancy his chances of adding to goals tally in this clash.
This game promises to be one of the most exciting games in the European game this week. These are two of the best attacking teams in the Italian top-flight going head-to-head. We believe that they may just cancel each other out and the game will produce a high-scoring draw. Considering the two teams involved it would be a major surprise if it was a low-scoring encounter.
Verdict: We are backing the draw at odds of 11/4 and/or over 2.5 goals scored at odds of 4/7. (All odds are taken from Bet365).
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