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Lazio vs Atalanta Preview, prediction and odds

Lazio vs Atalanta Preview, prediction and odds
Lazio vs Atalanta Preview, prediction and odds January 20, 2022 January 20, 2022 David Nugent
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Prediction and odds for the game: Lazio (11/5) vs Atalanta (6/5)

We are backing the draw at odds of 5/2

When: Saturday 22 January 2022, kick-off 19:45

Where: The Stadio Olimpico

On Saturday night, Lazio and Atalanta meet at the Stadio Olimpico in one of the highlights of gameweek 23 in Serie A.

Lazio

The Biancocelesti have endured a slightly inconsistent run of form of late. Maurizio Sarri’s team needed extra time to see off Udinese in the Coppa Italia last time out. The result means that the home team has managed just one victory over 90 minutes in their last four games in all competitions.

The Eagles recent results in Serie A have also been mixed. A 3-0 win at struggling Salernitana was the first league win in three outings. The latest results leave Sarri’s team eighth-place in the table, seven points adrift of fourth-place Atalanta.

One facet of Lazio’s recent form that hasn’t been inconsistent is their attacking displays, as the home team have scored at least two goals in six of their last eight Serie A matches.

The Eagles usually solid home form has also been slightly less impressive than usual of late. The team from the Italian capital has won just once in their previous four matches at the Stadio Olimpico. Despite their slightly mixed home record in recent months, Lazio have remained prolific on home soil in the Italian top-flight, scoring at least three goals in six of their last eight matches on their own patch.

Attacking midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has been in good scoring form at the Stadio Olimpico, scoring three goals in as many home games in the league.

Atalanta

The Nerazzurri are looking nervously over their shoulders at the teams below them in the race for the final Champions League spot in Serie A. Gian Piero Gasperini’s team are fourth-place, but they are now just a point clear of fifth-place Juventus, who have played a game more.

A 0-0 draw with reigning champions and league leaders last time out means that the visitors have won just once in their previous four matches in Serie A. However, the result also made it three games unbeaten in the Italian top-flight for La Dea.

Atalanta have become something of an away day specialist in recent seasons, as the Nerazzurri are unbeaten in 17 league matches on their travels while claiming 13 victories.

Conclusion

Atalanta have had the better of the home side in recent meetings, as the Eagles have won just one of the last six meetings. However, this game is almost too close to call. Therefore, we are backing the draw between two very dangerous attacking teams. The other bet is Ciro Immobile to an anytime goalscorer, as the Italian international has been in typically prolific form this season.

Our Tips: We are backing the draw at odds of 5/2 and/or Ciro Immobile to be an anytime goalscorer at odds of 21/20. (All odds are taken from Bet365).

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David Nugent


David is a soccer fan and writer who has spent the last decade sharing his opinion and spreading news about the beautiful game across the internet. The lifelong Everton fan has written for numerous sports websites, plus an international soccer magazine where he covered the Premier League, the Bundesliga and various youth international tournaments.