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| On Apr 22, 2021 12:04 AM IST

ROM vs ATN Dream11 Tips for Roma vs Atalanta Serie A Fixtures 22 April

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ROM vs ATN Dream11: Atalanta travels to the Italian capital to take on AS Roma in Serie A. The Giallorossi have dropped out of the top 6 and currently find themselves in 7th place, 4 points off the Europa League spots. Roma is coming off the back of a poor result after a 3-1 defeat to Torino. Atalanta, on the other hand, has been coming off the back of an excellent result after beating reigning champions, Juventus, 1-0 at home. They have inched closer to sealing their Champions League spot, 4 points clear off of 5th place and 2 points off 2nd placed AC Milan.

Date: 22nd April, Thursday
Kick-Off: 10 pm (IST)
Venue: Stadio Olimpico, Rome

Serie A Table: Roma is in 7th place with Atalanta in 3rd.

WATCH Serie A Live Stream and Match Score on Sony Sports Network/SonyLiv in India

Recent Form
Roma: DWWDL
Atalanta: LWWWW

Head-to-Head (last 5 meetings):
Roma – 0
Draw – 2
Atalanta – 3

ROM vs ATN Today Match Prediction Details

Roma News

Injury Report and Unavailability:

• Roma has a few absentees to deal with as an off-field incident might keep Chris Smalling out of action as fellow defender, Marash Kumbulla, nurses a knee injury.
• Midfielders, Nicolo Zaniolo, Leonardo Spinazzola and Pedro Rodriguez, are ruled out with injuries as Amadou Haidara got sent off against Torino and will be suspended.
• Forward, Stephan El Shaarawy, is out with a hamstring injury.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

• Pau Lopez should return in goal as Gianluca Mancini starts in defence over Federico Fazio.
• Rick Karsdorp and Riccardo Calafiori might get the nod in wing-back roles as Gonzalo Villar and Jordan Veretout should keep their spots.
• Edin Dzeko, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Lorenzo Pellegrini will spearhead the attack.

Roma Starting XI (likely)

Pau Lopez (GK)
Gianluca Mancini
Bryan Cristante
Roger Ibanez
Rick Karsdorp
Gonzalo Villar
Jordan Veretout
Riccardo Calafiori
Lorenzo Pellegrini
Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Edin Dzeko

Atalanta News

Injury Report and Unavailability:

• Gian Piero Gasperini is only without Hans Hateboer who has been ruled out by a foot injury.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

• Atalanta are likely to start the same side that beat Juventus.
• Ruslan Malinovsky could get a start over Joakim Maehle on the right flank.

Atalanta Starting XI (likely)

Pierluigi Gollini (GK)
Rafael Toloi
Jose Luis Palomino
Cristian Romero
Robin Gosens
Marten de Roon
Remo Freuler
Ruslan Malinovsky
Matteo Pessina
Luis Muriel
Duvan Zapata

Fantasy Football Tips

Captain Options

Duvan Zapata – With 4 goals in his last 4 games, Duvan Zapata has continued his great form for Atalanta. He has 13 goals and 7 assists in 22 starts for the club as well while creating 41 chances and attempting 33 shots on target. The Colombian international also bagged a brace as they beat Fiorentina 3-2 last week.

Luis Muriel – The second half of the Colombian duo, Luis Muriel has scored 18 goals and provided 7 assists in 1160 minutes of football giving him 1 goal contribution every 46 minutes. He has also created 44 chances, dispatched 32 shots on target and succeeded in 37 attempted dribbles.

Differential Pick

Henrikh Mkhitaryan – The Armenian international has been one of Roma’s most lucrative players, amassing 9 goals and 8 assists in Serie A this season. He is very versatile and can slot in anywhere across the front 4. He has also created 44 chances, with 25 shots on target and 39 successful dribbles at a 55% conversion rate. Mkhitaryan is surrounded with great players and will look to link-up with the likes of Edin Dzeko, Lorenzo Pellegrini and Jordan Veretout give the Atalanta defence something to worry about.

ROM vs ATN Dream 11 Teams

Goalkeeper – Gollini
Defenders – Cristante, Mancini, Djimsiti, Romero
Midfielders – Veretout, Malinovsky, Pellegrini
Forwards – Mkhitaryan, Muriel (C), Zapata (VC)

Likely Winner:

AS Roma will face an uphill challenge in qualifying for the Europa League and will lose all hope should they drop points to Atalanta. AC Milan has lost 2-1 to Sassuolo which will give Atalanta a wonderful opportunity to move to 2nd place and Gasperini will not want to give that up. Atalanta is a very dynamic side in attack and has scored the most goals in the league. This does not bode well for Roma who has conceded 47 goals in 31 games. The ROM vs ATN Today Match Prediction should be a close one but Atalanta should come out victorious.

Suraj Shivshankar @Srj1511

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