AS Roma play host to an in form Atalanta side in the Serie A on Thursday. They will be hoping to get back to winning ways and end Atalanta’s winning run.
Atalanta have won their last 5 matches and have the most potent attack in Serie A, scoring 72 goals in 31 matches.
Roma are coming in to the game off the back of a disappointing 3-1 defeat to Torino in their last Serie A match, while Atalanta are on a high after registering their biggest win of the season with a 1-0 victory over Juventus.
Atalanta can move up into second place on the log, a point ahead of AC Milan if they can get all three points off Roma.
Let’s look a little deeper into this exciting match
What time does Roma vs Atalanta start?
The game kicks off at 6:30pm South African time at the Stadio Olimpico.
Roma vs Atalanta team news
Leonardo Spinazzola, Stephan El Shaarawy, Chris Smalling, Marash Kumbulla and Nicolo Zaniolo are all injury casualties for Roma.
Edin Dzeko and Borja Mayoral will be the key players as they look to keep their hopes of a European spot alive.
Duvan Zapata and Luis Muriel will start up front for Atalanta, with their contribution for the side this season of utmost importance.
Atalanta have no other injury concerns.
Roma vs Atalanta head to head
Roma have the advantage having won 18 times as compared to Atalanta’s 12 wins in their history, including a 4-1 win last time out.
There have been 8 drawn matches between the two sides.
Roma vs Atalanta current form
Atalanta’s only loss in their last 7 matches came in the Champions League against Real Madrid and they have won all their matches after that.
Meanwhile, Roma have only lost once as well in their last five games, winning twice and settling for a draw in the remaining two fixtures.
Roma vs Atalanta prediction
Expect a thrilling match between these two in form teams with the over goals market looking especially attractive.
Suggested Bet: You can get over 2.5 goals at 1.45