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AS Roma vs Atalanta

Competition – Serie A

Stadium – Stadio Olimpico

Date: 6th January 2018

Kick-off time – 17:00 GMT

This game brings together two of Italy’s top performers in Europe this season.

They both clashed in the season’s opener, but a lot has changed since that August tie and we should be in for a few surprises here.

The host are having a hard time currently as they have dropped out of the  League race and the Coppa Italia.

They are now 9 points off the top of the league table and look unlikely to mount a serious challenge again this season.

With their focus now on getting into the top four, this game should be of immense importance to them.

They have avoided defeat in at least 80% of their home matches this season but their defence has been breached easily more recently.

Their 1-1 home draw with Sassuollo means they have conceded 3 goals in their last 4 home games.

Atalanta head into this in confidence mood after ousting league leaders SS Napoli in the Coppa Italia over the week and they will be looking to stop Roma’s momentum as the Romans look to end inside the top four again.

Atalanta will be happy to hear of Roma defencive struggles as they are one of the most attacking teams in Italy at the moment.

Atalanta have scored in the majority of their away games this season and both teams have scored in 78% of their away matches.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

AS Roma

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
L Juventus 1-0 AS Roma 23 Dec, 2017 Italian Serie A
L AS Roma 1-2 Torino 20 Dec, 2017 Italian Coppa Italia
W AS Roma 1-0 Cagliari 16 Dec, 2017 Italian Serie A
D Chievo Verona 0-0 AS Roma 10 Dec, 2017 Italian Serie A
W AS Roma 1-0 FK Qarabag 5 Dec, 2017 UEFA Champions League

Atalanta

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W AC Milan 0-2 Atalanta 23 Dec, 2017 Italian Serie A
W Atalanta 2-1 Sassuolo 20 Dec, 2017 Italian Coppa Italia
D Atalanta 3-3 Lazio 17 Dec, 2017 Italian Serie A
W Genoa 1-2 Atalanta 12 Dec, 2017 Italian Serie A
W Atalanta 1-0 Lyon 7 Dec, 2017 UEFA Europa League

H2H

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
Atalanta 0-1 AS Roma 20 Aug, 2017 Italian Serie A
AS Roma 1-1 Atalanta 15 Apr, 2017 Italian Serie A
Atalanta 2-1 AS Roma 20 Nov, 2016 Italian Serie A
Atalanta 3-3 AS Roma 17 Apr, 2016 Italian Serie A
AS Roma 0-2 Atalanta 29 Nov, 2015 Italian Serie A


Other fixtures taking place this week in Serie A:

January 22, 2018
Juventus 20:45 Genoa
January 24, 2018
Lazio 18:30 Udinese
Sampdoria 20:45 Roma
January 27, 2018
Sassuolo 18:00 Atalanta
Chievo Verona 20:45 Juventus
January 28, 2018
SPAL 12:30 Inter Milan
Fiorentina 15:00 Hellas Verona
Crotone 15:00 Cagliari
Genoa 15:00 Udinese
Torino 15:00 Benevento
SSC Napoli 15:00 Bologna
Milan 18:00 Lazio
Roma 20:45 Sampdoria
February 3, 2018
Sampdoria 18:00 Torino
Inter Milan 20:45 Crotone

Serie A Table

# Team MP W D L F A G P
1 SSC Napoli 21 17 3 1 45 13 +32 54
2 Juventus 20 16 2 2 49 15 +34 50
3 Lazio 20 13 4 3 53 25 +28 43
4 Inter Milan 21 12 7 2 36 16 +20 43
5 Roma 20 12 4 4 31 15 +16 40
6 Sampdoria 20 10 3 7 39 30 +9 33
7 Milan 21 9 4 8 27 28 -1 31
8 Atalanta 21 8 6 7 31 27 +4 30
9 Udinese 20 9 2 9 34 28 +6 29
10 Torino 21 6 11 4 29 28 +1 29
11 Fiorentina 21 7 7 7 30 24 +6 28
12 Bologna 21 8 3 10 26 30 -4 27
13 Chievo Verona 21 5 7 9 21 37 -16 22
14 Sassuolo 21 6 4 11 14 31 -17 22
15 Genoa 20 5 6 9 16 22 -6 21
16 Cagliari 21 6 2 13 19 33 -14 20
17 Crotone 21 5 3 13 16 38 -22 18
18 SPAL 21 3 7 11 22 39 -17 16
19 Hellas Verona 21 3 4 14 18 44 -26 13
20 Benevento 21 2 1 18 13 46 -33 7

Serie A Results

January 21, 2018
Inter Milan 1 - 1 Roma
Cagliari 1 - 2 Milan
Lazio 5 - 1 Chievo Verona
Bologna 3 - 0 Benevento
Hellas Verona 0 - 3 Crotone
Udinese 1 - 1 SPAL
Sassuolo 1 - 1 Torino
Sampdoria 3 - 1 Fiorentina
Atalanta 0 - 1 SSC Napoli
January 6, 2018
Cagliari 0 - 1 Juventus
Roma 1 - 2 Atalanta
SSC Napoli 2 - 0 Hellas Verona
SPAL 2 - 5 Lazio
Benevento 3 - 2 Sampdoria
Genoa 1 - 0 Sassuolo
Milan 1 - 0 Crotone
Torino 3 - 0 Bologna
January 5, 2018
Fiorentina 1 - 1 Inter Milan
Chievo Verona 1 - 1 Udinese

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