Lazio and Atalanta open this week’s fixtures in Serie A with a clash at the iconic Stadio Olimpico in Rome.
With both the teams playing early, there’s an opportunity for both the teams to make grounds on the points table.
Atalanta, who sit 3rd on the table after accumulating 16 points from seven games, can go level on points with Juventus with a win in this game. The Orobici can even usurp Juve from the top of the table if they beat Lazio by three clear goals.
Lazio, meanwhile, can break into top-four if they collect all three points in the home match against Atalanta.
The Serie A match will be played between Lazio and Atalanta at Stadio Olimpico, in Rome, Italy. The ground has a capacity of 70,634.
The game will start at 06:30 PM (IST), on Saturday, October 19.
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Recent form (Last six matches)
Lazio – L W L W W D
Atalanta – L D W W L W
Lazio Team News:
Lazio will have to deal without their ultra-reliant defensive midfielder Lucas in this match. The former Liverpool star was sent off in the 2-2 draw versus Bologna in the last fixture before the international break and is suspended as a result.
Simone Inzaghi has no other injury concerns for this match.
Lazio – Likely changes in the playing 11:
Inzaghi doesn’t make too many changes to his playing 11 unless players are unavailable.
With Lucas out, one change will surely happen in the midfield. Marco Parolo should get the nod here to replace the Brazilian in the playing 11.
No other changes are expected in the playing 11.
Lazio Probable XI:
Strakosha (GK), Radu, Acerbi, Luiz Felipe, Lulic, Luis Alberto, Parolo, Milinkovic, Lazzari, Correa, Immobile
Atalanta FC Team News:
Atalanta are without their hitman Duvan Zapata for this match. The 28-year-old, who scored 23 times in Serie A last season, picked up an injury on international duty with Columbia.
Atalanta – Likely changes in the playing 11:
Zapata’s void will be too big to fill for any player, but Luis Muriel is more than capable of leading the attack for Atalanta. The former Sevilla striker will be partnering Josip Iličić in the attack.
Atalanta Probable XI:
Gollini (GK), Palomino, Kjaer, Djimsiti, Gosens, Freuler, Roon, Castagne, Alejandro Gomez, Josip Iličić, Luis Muriel
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Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
LAZ vs ATN Dream11 potential winner:
Atalanta should at least get a draw here.