ROMA VS ATALANTA
KICK OFF: Monday 27TH August 2018 | 20:30 CET
SERIE A WK2 | STADIO OLIMPICO
Hosts Roma set for a frustrating match against familiar rivals Atalanta
This game has produced some unexpected results with Atalanta coming out on top over the last three seasons. This is set to be an enthralling clash, and it will be interesting to see if Roma can settle the score from last seasons home defeat.
The Romans must be wondering how to approach one of their opponents in this fixture. The personnel is there, and the team had a productive pre-season together. Roma will surely want to win this one given that a trip to Milan is next on the cards. Edin Dzeko will fancy a goal in this one, having found the net in Atalanta’s last two visits. Roma has talent in every position; the issue is whether or not they have the mentality to extract maximum points.
Atalanta’s organisation and mindset have been the key to their success. They will be taking part in the Europa League for the second successive season, so their competitiveness is unquestionable. Attacking midfielder Josip Ilicic proved his worth last season by leading Atalanta’s score charts with eleven goals and four assists. He should take part in this one if he’s fit.
This will be an intense match with goals at both ends likely.
Key Match Facts
- Roma’s last three competitive games have had more than two goals scored.
- Atalanta is unbeaten in all their last eight games. All those games saw three or more goals scored.
Top Tips: Score Draw | Over 1.5 goals