Match Preview

On Wednesday, September 30, 2020, the Stadio Olimpico hosts Lazio vs Atalanta in Matchday 1 of the 2020/21 Serie A.

The Head Referee for this clash will be Fabio Maresca, the Assistant Referees will be Costanzo and Ranghetti, the Fourth Official will be Pasqua, and the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) will be Calvarese with the assistance of Di Vuolo

In the 104 times that Lazio and Atalanta have played each other in Serie A, the Biancocelesti have won on 29 occasions, the Nerazzurri have won on 35 occasion, and there have been 40 draws. In Rome, Lazio have won 21 times, Atalanta have won 13 times, and there have been 18 draws.

As it stands in the top flight of Italian football, the Biancocelesti sit in seventh with a record of 1W-0D-0L (3 points), while the Nerazzurri sit in sixth with a record of 1W-0D-0L (3 points).

Expected Starting Lineups

Lazio (3-5-2): Strakosha; Patric, Acerbi, Radu; Lazzari, Milinkovic, Leiva, Luis Alberto, Marusic; Correa, Immobile.

  • Unavailable: Proto, Vavro, Luiz Felipe, Lulic, Muriqi
  • Disqualified:
  • Yellow-Carded:

Atalanta (3-4-1-2): Sportiello; Toloi, Caldara, Djimsiti; Hateboer, Freuler, De Roon, Gosens; Gomez; Zapata, Muriel.

  • Unavailable: Gollini, Pessina, Miranchuk
  • Disqualified:
  • Yellow-Carded:
Match Prediction

Lazio come into this match following a 2-0 victory over Cagliari in Matchday 2 of the 2020/21 Serie A. The Biancocelesti went up 1-0 against the Rossoblu after just four minutes of play (through Manuel Lazzari) following an excellent run from Adam Marusic down the left flank; the Montenegro international – who was the Man of the Match – also set up Ciro Immobile for Lazio’s second goal in the 74′. Lazio had 52% possession, completed 432 passes (85% passing accuracy), and 13 total shots (7 on target).

Atalanta come into this match following a 4-2 victory over Torino in Matchday 2 of the2020/21 Serie A. Five of the six goals in this match were scored in the first half; after falling behind to to Granata (due to an Andrea Belotti strike in the 11′), the Nerazzurri scored not one, not two, but three goals unanswered (Papu Gómez in the 13′, Luis Muriel in the 21′, and Hans Hateboer in the 42′). While Belotti scored his second of the match right before half (43′) to give Torino some hope, Atalanta came out strong in the second half and scored in the 54′ (Marten de Roon) to put the game to bed. Gómez was the Man of the Match, scoring one goal and providing two assists. Atalanta had 54% possession, completed 456 passes (85% passing accuracy), and 17 total shots (7 on target).

Prediction: Lazio 3-2 Atalanta