Atalanta vs Lazio (Sunday, 14:00)
Both Atalanta and Lazio are coming into some form so that should set up another enthralling encounter at the Gewiss Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Just two points separates these two teams in the Serie A standings and both sides played out a thrilling 3-2 Coppa Italia tie at this venue on Wednesday, on an evening where 10-man Atalanta secured their passage to the semi-final stage.
That triumph came after Gian Piero Gasperini’s side made a significant statement of intent at the San Siro last Saturday when making light work of league leaders AC Milan in a 3-0 win.
Lazio, meanwhile, despite losing to Atalanta in midweek, are riding high and find themselves in the midst of a five-game winning streak in Serie A.
If we combine over one match goal, over five match corners, over one Lazio card and over three match cards we will be presented with a nice looking 20/21 shot.
Each of Lazio’s 19 league games this season have generated two or more goals, while 17/19 Atalanta assignments have featured at least two strikes, so I’m more than happy to side with two or more goals here given the attack-minded nature of these two respective sides.
Given that both sides are averaging over five team corners per game this term I’m also prepared to throw in over five match corners to nudge up the odds.
With another closely-fought and fiery fixture anticipated I’ll also back the capital club to clock up at least two cards here and I’ll also add in over three match cautions to boost up the price on the aforementioned Bet Builder.
Lazio sit second in the disciplinary charts with their 3.16 yellow card per game average, while La Dea are averaging just under two bookings per 90 minutes.
Referee Daniele Chiffi will officiate this dust-up and he is averaging 4.33 cards per game this season and when digging slightly deeper it can be seen that he has flashed four or more cautions in 6/8 Serie A assignments to date.
With that in mind, coupled with the fact the above-mentioned combination has clicked in each of the previous two meetings this season, I’m more than happy to support the same formula on Sunday afternoon.
- Over 1 Match Goal, Over 5 Match Corners, Over 1 Lazio Card & Over 3 Match Cards – Bet Builder – 20/21 (Bet 365)