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After all the catch-up games in Italian Serie A have been completed, only English weeks follow to bring the current season through to the beginning of August. An extremely dense program with little regeneration awaits the players. The top game on matchday one after the restart is the duel between Atalanta Bergamo and Lazio Rome.
The hosts from Lombardy are well on their way to qualifying for the premier class again. The Gasperini team is fourth in the table service betting base and is already six points ahead of the Roma.
The city rival of Giallorossi, Lazio Rome, is playing the best season in several years and can still flirt with the title. After Juventus Turin successfully managed the restart in Bologna, the Inzaghi team are now four points behind in first place.
In Wednesday’s top game, however, the best bookmakers on the market saw the guests as outsiders. The duel will start at 20:45 p.m.
No new realization is that football is a fast-paced sport. At the end of the 2014/15 season, however, no one in the Lombards’ camp would have believed that their heart club would be one of the eight best teams in Europe five years later. At that time, the descent was averted only a very thin layer.
Atalanta Bergamo is the antithesis of the “Catenaccio” in Italy. Under Gian Piero Gasperini you can see unconditional offensive football. The two full-backs can always be found in the opposing 16er. It is not for nothing that Pep Guardiola compared a game against the Lombards to a visit to the dentist this season.
The Gasperini-Elf’s offensive game is always full of surprises and almost every player on the field radiates a goal. Center-back Rafael Toloi, for example, has already scored six assists, and Robin Gosens (attacking left-back) has even scored seven goals.
The basic defensive players are Josip Ilicic (15 goals, eight assists), Duvan Zapata (13 goals, six assists), Luis Muriel (13 goals) and Papu Gomez (six goals, eleven assists). With outstanding 74 goals in 26 league games, the Gasperini team has the best offensive in the league.
The extremely offensive style of play initially suggests many goals. In fact, Atalanta have conceded more goals than Juventus or Lazio, but with 35 goals, this is still limited.
For the Lombards, the top game against Lazio is the second duel after the restart. In the catch-up game against US Sassuolo, the Gasperini team celebrated a clear 4: 1 success. The only downside was the yellow card for Mario Pasalic, who will be absent on Wednesday. For this, top scorer Ilicic returns to the parent formation.
The 90 competitive minutes are undoubtedly an advantage compared to the Romans. Coupled with the outstanding form of the offensive, the favorite role between Atalanta Bergamo and Lazio Rome is understandable according to the current betting odds for the home side.
The old lady from Turin was able to increase the pressure on the Romans at the restart. With a defeat in Lombardy, the dream of a third Scudetto win would come a little further away. The last defeat in the Italian upper house of football dates from September 25th, when there was a narrow 0-1 defeat in the duel against Inter Milan.
Since this bankruptcy against the Nerazzurri, the Inzaghi team have scored in 21 games in a row, becoming a serious competitor of Juventus. Above all, the former BVB flop Ciro Immobile has to be highlighted. The attacker scored no less than 27 goals, making him the top scorer in Serie A. He recently signed a new contract with the Romans.
In addition to the 27 hits, Immobile also delivered seven assists. With 34 goal participations, he had his feet in play in more than 50 percent of the Lazio goals. So far, Lazio has scored 60 goals in 26 games, making it the second best offensive in the league.
In addition to the second best offensive, the Inzaghi team currently has the best defensive in the league. The Albanian goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha has only had to reach 23 times. He has kept his box clean a total of nine times in the previous 26 games.
A game without a goal would be a big surprise against the best offensive in the league.
With Lucas Leiva (link between offensive and defensive) and defense boss Luiz Felipe, Inzaghi has to do without a very important duo due to knee injuries.
Atalanta vs Lazio head to head matches
19.10.19 SA Lazio Atalanta 3 : 3
15.05.19 COP Atalanta Lazio 0 : 2
05.05.19 SA Lazio Atalanta 1 : 3
17.12.18 SA Atalanta Lazio 1 : 0
06.05.18 SA Lazio Atalanta 1 : 1