Our football match prediction:
All eyes will be on Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia when Atalanta and Roma face each other in the opening match of the season. The Orobici impressed in pre-season and it has to be noted that they defeated three likes of Borussia Dortmund, Lille and Valencia in warm-up games. The club chiefs managed to keep hold of the likes of Alejandro Gomez and Andrea Petagna in the summer transfer window, but Franck Yannick Kessie joined AC Milan and he could be sorely missed in the 2017/2018 season. Anyhow, Atalanta are likely to stick to their attacking style of play and we predict that they will find the net in Sunday’s football match. The Romans kick off the new season without pacey winger Mohamed Salah, who moved to Liverpool, but Edin Dzeko is still part of the team and all eyes will be on the Bosnia international when the two teams take on each other in Bergamo. Taking everything into account, both teams to score bet should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Berisha):
Etrir Berisha is an Albanian goalkeeper born on 10 March 1989 in Prishtina, and he has become an important player for the Albania national team over the years. After starting his youth career in his native country, Berisha joined Swedish side as a youngster and he quickly managed to prove his worth on senior level, making 90 league appearances and even scoring 3 goals from the penalty spot. The impressive displays in Swedish Allsvenskan earned him a lucrative move to Lazio in the summer of 2013, and he has since been vying with Federico Marchetti for a starting berth at Stadio Olimpico, making almost 40 league appearances during the first three years at the club. Berisha has also performed well for the Biancocelesti in Coppa Italia and Europa League, while helping Albania qualify for their first ever European Championship finals. The talented goalkeeper spent every minute on the pitch during team’s successful qualifying campaign, making sure his name will be written in the Albania national team history books.
Highlighted Team (AS Roma):
AS Roma are a professional football club based in Rome. Roma were founded by a merger in 1927 and they play in the Italian Serie A. Roma’s fiercest rivals are Lazio and it has to be noted that both capital clubs play their home games at Stadio Olimpico. The two local rivals face each other in the Derby della Capitale, which is considered one of the most exciting derbies in the world of football. The Giallorossi (The Yellow and Reds) have won three Serie A titles (1941/1942, 1982/1983, 2000/2001), while winning nine Coppa Italia trophies. The colour of Roma’s shirts is imperial purple with a golden yellow trim. A number of top-class footballers were part of Roma in the past, but Francesco Totti is undisputedly the club’s biggest legend. “The Prince of Rome” made his 601 appearances for Roma on 14 May, 2016 when the Giallorossi recorded a 3-1 win over Milan at Stadio San Siro.