Probable Lineups

4-3-2-1
3-4-2-1
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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(38) 28 Goals 40 (68)
(6) 2 Assists 11 (17)
(6.7) 6.8 Average Ratings 7 (6.9)
29.9 Average Age 26.8
182.6 Average Height (cm) 182.3
(0.7) 0.8 Shots pg 1.2 (1.1)
(50%) 49% Aerial Duel Success 49% (50%)
(0.5) 0.4 Dribbles pg 0.8 (0.9)
(1.6) 1.6 Tackles pg 1.5 (1.7)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Serie A.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Daniele Capelli Out 7.49
Guido Marilungo Out 6.08
Michele Ferri Out 6.66
Gianpaolo Bellini Out 6.69
Luca Cigarini Out 7.37
Cristiano Del Grosso Out 6.93
Player Reason Status Rating
Mattia Destro Out 6.75
Leandro Castán Out 7.14
Stefano Guberti Out N/A
Francesco Totti Out 7.58
Daniele De Rossi Out 6.98

Team News

  • Del Grosso is suspended, while Bonaventura and Biondini are both back available.
  • Brivio will play on the left side of the defence, replacing the former Siena player.
  • Colantuono could start without a true playmaker, since Cigarini is injured and Radovanovic looks likely to sit on the bench.
  • After beating table toppers Juventus, Andreazzoli will probably keep his 3-4-2-1, but he will be missing two key players: Totti and De Rossi are both banned.
  • Bradley will start in the middle of the park along with Pjanic, while Florenzi will play further up and support Osvaldo.
  • There is also a chance that the product of Roma's youth system could swap positions with Pjanic during the game.

Prediction

  • Atalanta have only picked up one victory in their last nine league matches, while the last time they celebrated at home was back in early December. Despite Roma's strength, Colantuono has no options but to go for the win to avoid other teams gaining ground on them.
  • Andreazzoli's reign started with a bad defeat in Genova against Samp, but then the Giallorossi beat Juventus with a good focused performance and a moment of magic from their captain. Now it's time to prove the value of the team, especially without their leader and his appointed "heir" on the pitch.
  • The hosts are still trying to figure out which lineup would be best to field, while Roma's new coach seems to have no doubts about his 3-4-2-1 formation. From this perspective, Roma may be favoured to take control of the match in its early stages, while Atalanta could let them advance and strike on the counter. Maxi Moralez could be useful in that case for his speed, but Colantuono may be keeping him fresh for the latter part of the game.
Prediction:
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Comments (1)

 
  • 3-0 lamela, pjanic, osvaldo. daje roma!

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