Roma vs Atalanta by Enzo
Roma is in a pretty decent form now, as the team comes from fourth consecutive victory in Serie A, winning on the road against Bologna with 3:0 result. Overall impression is that the players of Roma looked way better when it was needed the most and very concrete in attack till they got the result they wanted.
Fazio brought them into the lead in 25th minute, with Salah doubling up the lead in 41st minute. Dzeko sealed the victory in 75th minute, while the players of Bologna also had some chances but weren't lucky enough to reduce the deficit. The team continued to hold the second position at the table, having six points less than leaders from Juventus and four more than Napoli, remaining in a must win situation not only for the title race, but also to get the direct qualification to Champions League.
Dzeko should lead the attack once again as number nine, together with Shaarawy, Nainggolan and Salah as offensive midfielders. Right back Alessandro Florenzi (9/0) remains injured, while doubtful are midfielder Daniele De Rossi and left back/midfielder Emerson.
After two victories in a row and eight goals scored in these two matches, at home against Pescara and on the road to Genoa, Atalanta made a setback last weekend in front of own fans when the team managed to take only a point in a 1:1 home draw against Sassuolo on last Saturday afternoon.
Players from Bergamo were better and deserved more, however players of Sassuolo took the lead in 36th minute via Pellegrini, a bit against the flow of the match, while the hosts dominated a lot during the second halftime but only managed to level up the result in 73rd minute via Cristante. After this draw, Atalanta remained at fifth position, now having just a point less than fourth placed Lazio, but also just two points above sixth placed Milan.
Visitors from Bergamo will be set probably in 3-5-2 formation with D'Alessandro and Petagna. Offensive midfielder/forward and team captain Alejandro Gomez (31/14) is suspended for this one. MIdfielders Leonardo Spinazzola and Andrea Conti are doubtful.
Both teams are after points for this one. Roma remains individually better and have better chances to win, however I see players from Bergamo being also very concrete in attack, since they surely won't be defending here and knows they can't wait behind the ball. Both teams to score and few goals overall seems like such an obvious choice.