Lazio opened the new season with a routine 0:2 victory against Cagliari, playing away from home.
They took an early lead, already in the 4th minute, over Lazzari who scored after Marusic provided him with the ball. There were some opportunities from both sides as the match progressed, but nothing to concrete up until the 74th minute when Immobile scored another one and set the final result in this encounter.
Lazio showed great overall stability in their first appearance and is now at 7th place in the rankings with a game less than most of the other teams.
Central back Luiz Felipe (26/1 last season) is out injured, as well as defensive Lulic (20/0 last season), while newly striker Muriqi remains under quarantine.
Atalanta played a very interesting and dynamic match last Saturday afternoon when they were able to record a 2:4 away victory against Torino.
Especially interesting was the first part of the match when as many as five goals were scored, but the visitors proved to be a bit sharper, as they went on a break with a 2:3 advantage. The second part was a less dynamic one, as we witnessed only one goal being scored in the 54th minute over De Roon, who removed all doubts about the winner in this clash.
Atalanta is currently in 6th place also with a game less played, having high expectations out of this season, as they were one of the best teams in the previous one when they finished in 3rd place.
First choice goalkeeper Gollini (33/0 last season) is out injured, same as a newly signed duo, right-back Piccini and offensive midfielder Miranchuk.
Goals should be all over the game
Both teams are proved to be very effective at the beginning of the season, with their offensive lines more than capable to be dangerous. Besides, in the last two matches that these two played against each other, a great number of goals were scored from both sides.
The pattern is obvious, and I don’t see why this match would be any different. In my opinion, the safest bet in this one would be that both teams will score, most likely more than once, as neither of them finds comfort in staying in the back and this one shouldn’t be any different.