On Sunday, January 31, 2021, the Gewiss Stadium hosts Atalanta vs Lazio in Matchday 20 of the 2020/21 Serie A.
As it stands in the top flight of Italian football, the Biancocelesti sit in seventh with a record of 10W-4D-5L (34 points) and the Nerazzurri sit in fifth with a record of 10W-6D-3L (36 points).
Below are the match statistics and facts – provided by Lega Serie A – for the game between Atalanta and Lazio.
Background & Insights
Atalanta are unbeaten in their last seven Serie A TIM games against Lazio (W4 D3); indeed, the Nerazzurri have won four of their most recent five such meetings.
The last four matches between Atalanta and Lazio in Serie A TIM have seen an average of five goals per game (20 goals overall).
Atalanta have won 36 matches in Serie A TIM against Lazio, the most by the Nerazzurri against an opponent in the Italian top-flight. 22 of these wins have come in home games.
Only Inter (42) have gained more points in the second half of matches than both Lazio (36) and Atalanta (34) in Serie A TIM this season.
Since the start of December, Atalanta are the only team without a defeat in Serie A TIM (W6 D4).
Atalanta’s Luis Muriel has had the most goal involvements following a carry by a player in Serie A TIM this season (six – five goals and one assist).
Atalanta’s Luis Muriel has the highest goal to Expected Goals (xG) difference in Serie A TIM this season (+4.4 – 11 goals from 6.6 xG). In second and third place in this ranking are Lazio’s Ciro Immobile (+4.3) and Luis Alberto (+3.5).
Lazio have won each of their last four league games: the last time they registered more wins in a row in Serie A TIM was back in January 2020 (11).
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic’s four league goals this season have earned Lazio seven points; only three players have earned more points with their goals for their teams in the current league season (Ibrahimovic, Immobile and Lukaku), but each of them has netted at least eight more goals than the Serbian.
The next match for Lazio’s Lucas Leiva will be his 350th in the top-5 European leagues; he will be the first Brazilian midfielder to reach this milestone in the 2000s.