Atalanta (ATN) will take on Lazio (LAZ) in an enthralling Serie A 2021-22 encounter at the Atleti Azzurri d'Italia in Bergamo on Saturday, October 30. The game will kick off at 6:30 PM IST.
Under the tutelage of Gian Piero Gasperini, Atalanta have secured five wins, three draws and suffered two defeats in 10 Serie A matches this season. With 18 points from 10 games, Atalanta are placed fifth in the standings and one point behind fourth-placed AS Roma.
Maurizio Sarri’s Lazio have also been inconsistent with their form, managing just five victories in 10 league matches so far. With just one point behind Atalanta in the sixth position, the Biancocelesti are currently fighting for a spot in Serie A’s top four.
ATN vs LAZ Dream11 Prediction
Lazio hold a superior head-to-head record against Atalanta in Serie A, winning 18 of the 38 matches that they have played so far. Atalanta have managed 11 victories while nine matches have ended in a draw. The previous meeting between these two sides took place in January as Lazio claimed a 3-1 win. However, going by recent form and home advantage, Atalanta will have a slight edge over Lazio on Saturday.
ATN vs LAZ Dream11 team tips for Serie A 2021-22
Top tip: Best forward
Ciro Immobile has been in sensational form for Lazio in the ongoing Serie A season. The 31-year-old striker has already netted eight goals in nine matches in the league and has been the standout player for the Rome-based club. Immobile is tipped to add to his goal-scoring tally against Atalanta at the Atleti Azzurri d'Italia.
Top tip: Best midfielder
Among the quality midfielders on display, one must pick Lazio’s Sergej Milinković-Savić in your fantasy team. The 26-year-old Serbian international has been one of the best midfielders in the top tier of the Italian league, scoring eight goals and providing 10 assists in 32 Serie A matches last season. Milinković-Savić has scored three goals as well as provided four assists and will once again be instrumental for Lazio against a strong Atalanta outfit.
Top tip: Best defender and goalkeeper
José Luis Palomino has been one of the standout players for Atalanta in Serie A 2021-22. Under manager Gian Piero Gasperini, Palomino has established himself in the starting XI and recovered the most balls (77) in the first seven league matches.
For the goalkeeper spot, Atalanta custodian Juan Musso will be the preferred choice over veteran Pepe Reina of Lazio. Musso has impressed everyone since his move from Udinese this summer. The 27-year-old recently made some decisive saves against Manchester United in a UEFA Champions League tie to keep his team in the game.
ATN vs LAZ probable playing XI
ATN probable XI (3-4-2-1): Juan Musso (goalkeeper); Marten de Roon, José Luis Palomino, Matteo Lovato; Joakim Maehle (captain), Teun Koopmeiners, Remo Freuler, Davide Zappacosta; Ruslan Malinovskyi, Mario Pasalic; Duván Zapata.
LAZ probable XI (4-3-3): Pepe Reina (goalkeeper); Manuel Lazzari, Luiz Felipe, Francesco Acerbi, Adam Marusic; Luis Alberto, Danilo Cataldi, Sergej Milinković-Savić; Felipe Anderson, Ciro Immobile (captain), Pedro
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