Roma vs Atalanta predictions- One of the highlights of the weekend in Serie A is between two of Italy’s most impressive European performers on Saturday evening. Roma opened the season away to Atalanta, and they line-up against la Dea once again this weekend. The visitors have received a bounce in the build up, having claimed a victory at Napoli on Tuesday night to secure a place in the Coppa Italia semi-finals. Will they be able to follow that up by denting Roma’s ambitions of making the top four this season?
The visitors have started to falter, and that has seen them drop out of the Coppa Italia and the Serie A title race. They’re now nine points off the pace in the league, with keeping a place in the top four now their main concern. The fact that bitter rivals Lazio are so close behind them in the standings makes things even worse for a Giallorossi who had been enjoying a good season up until their recent poor turn.
However, the hosts have avoided defeat in 80% of their home matches in the league this season. Their only concern is some recent problems at the back, having drawn 1-1 with Sassuolo in their previous home match. The hosts have now conceded in three of their last four in the league at home, and that has to be a worry ahead of a meeting with Atalanta.
The visitors have been a great side to watch this season, their attacking style makes them great to watch while they’re picking up results. That style comes at a defensive cost, but the visitors have averaged over a goal per game in their away league trips this term. The away side have seen both teams score in 78% of their away league games, and we expect them to trouble Roma at the back just after beating Serie A leaders Napoli. However, we can’t see a winner between these two, so we’re backing it to finish level.
We’re also going to be keeping an eye on Alejandro Gomez in this one. The Atalanta man has scored four Serie A goals against Roma, only Chievo have conceded more to the Argentine. In addition to that, he’s just found his form once again, scoring in back to back games for la Dea. He’ll likely be involved again here – especially against a side who he enjoys playing against. With that in mind, we’re going for Gomez to score any time in this one, adding to his good form against the Giallorossi.