On Wednesday, the 24th of June will be the Central match of the 27th round of the Serie A, in which the “Atalanta” will take Lazio. The match will be held in Bergamo at the stadium “Denis Ricardo d’italia”. The starting whistle will sound at 22:45 on the Kiev time.
Future hosts are in fourth place in the standings of the championship of Italy, having six points difference between third and fifth position. The team it is important to keep a place in the Champions League zone, but also to fight for the medals would be prestigious. At Lazio goal a little higher, their second place and four points behind Juventus with one game in hand can hope to fight for the title. Still, “white-blue” since the days of Nesta, Verona, and Simeon Mikhailovich did not raise the main Italian trophy over his head.
Atalanta has a slight advantage because they already played their first game in the national championship after release from quarantine, was defeated by “Sassuolo” (4:1). In that match, the replacement came Ukrainian Ruslan Malinovsky, but the result was made much earlier. In General, guys Gian Piero Gasperini score most in the League, but have some problems in defensive actions. In home matches they conceded four times, and not always the top rivals.
Lazio started this season very modest, but since the end of October, gave a phenomenal series and 16 wins and 2 draws in eighteen matches. To take points from the team of Simone Inzaghi, who as a player took the title of Italian champion 99/00, could only “Roma” (1:1) and Verona (0:0). On departure, the club of Rome plays a much less acute, but the result of seeking almost always.
First round match ended with the score 3:3, although until 69 minutes Atalanta led by a margin of three goals. In the final part of the match was something incredible: there was a controversial penalty, and the miraculous rescue of the gate, “Lazio”, and another from the penalty spot in stoppage time – in short, a disappointing loss of points for the BERGAMASCHI. They are unlikely to forget that meeting, so a special mood for the upcoming match is guaranteed.
Wednesday Gasperini can’t count on suspended defender Pasalic, Inzaghi on the injured Lulich, Leiva and Felipe. Given that both teams 4 out of 8 of the best scorers of the current elite of the championship of Italy, expect a lot of goals.
Atalanta: Gollini, Toloi, Palomino, Jemsite, Hatebur, Rune, Trailer, Hoses, Gomez, Ilicic, Zapata.
Lazio: Strakosha, Rada, Acerbi, Gabarron, Lazzari Milinkovic-Savic, Parolo, Luis Alberto, Khoni, Immobile, Caicedo.