Lazio host Atalanta on Matchday 8 of Serie A on Saturday, October 19. Atalanta look to have returned to their usual attacking best after some early struggles in the league. Meanwhile, Lazio would have to be more consistent in order to challenge for the top four.
Venue: Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Kick-Off Time: 6:30 PM IST, October 19, 2019
Lazio are currently lying in the 6th spot with just three wins from seven games so far. Simone Inzaghi has relied heavily upon Ciro Immobile's exploits in front of goal, to pull Lazio through. After dropping points away to Bologna, Lazio would be looking for a strong performance at home come Saturday.
Gian Piero Gasperini has got his side firing once again this season. After an early defeat against Torino, Atalanta are unbeaten in their last seven league fixtures. However, an injury to striker Duvan Zapata would make it difficult for Atalanta in Rome.
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Lazio' Win-Loss record: DWLWL
Atalanta's Win-Loss record: WWWDW
Thomas Strakosha, Stefan Daniel Radu, Francesco Acerbi, Luiz Filipe, Senad Lulic, Luis Alberto, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Marco Parolo, Adam Marusic, Joaquin Correa, Ciro Immobile
Pierluigi Gollini, Berat Djimsiti, Simon Kjaer, Jose Luis Palomino, Timothy Castagne, Marten de Roon, Remo Freuler, Robin Gosens, Alejandro Gomez, Josip Illicic, Luis Muriel
Ciro Immobile is the current top-scorer in the Serie A with 8 goals ahead of the aforementioned Zapata. The 29-year-old will be once again looking to get on the scoresheet for the home side. His team-mate, Luis Alberto is the leading assist provider with 5 and would be another pick for the home side. Atalanta forward Luis Muriel would be looking to fill-in for Zapata and has found the net three times already this season. Alejandro Gomez is another one to watch out for as he is usually the primary playmaker for the away team.
Captain: Alejandro Gomez, Ciro Immobile
Vice-Captain: Josip Illicic, Luis Alberto
Lazio vs Atalanta Dream11 starting XI
Goalkeeper - T. Strakosha
Defenders - F. Acerbi, S. Lulic, S. Kjaer
Midfielders - L. Alberto, S. Milinkovic-Savic, T. Castagne, A. Gomez
Forwards - L. Muriel, C. Immobile, Josip Illicic
The game should be a very close affair as both the sides battle for a victory. Both have enough firepower going forward but are a bit susceptible at the back and 2-2 draw seems like a fair result.