Our match prediction:
Atalanta host Lazio at their Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia in the opening match of the 2016/2017 Serie A campaign. The Orobici were tough to beat on home soil last season and it is more than obvious that they have turned their stadium into a real fortress. Alberto Paloschi ended his loan spell with Swansea City and he is widely expected to lead the line for the Orobici against Lazio. The capital club did well to sign Ciro Immobile in the summer transfer window and fans certainly have faith in the Italy attacker, who played for Sevilla, Borussia Dortmund and Torino in the past. Lazio will not play in European competitions in the 2016/2017 campaign, meaning that they will be fully focused on the national championship. Atalanta, though, play well at their Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia and, taking everything into account, we predict that the two teams are going to share the spoils in Sunday’s football game.
Highligted 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 (Atalanta Bergamo):
Atalanta Bergamasco Calcio, better known as Atalanta Bergamo is an Italian football club from Bergamo which was founded in 1907 and is currently active in the Serie A. The club host it’s home games in the Atleti Azzuri d’Italia stadium which holds a capacity of 27 000 sats. The club colours of Atalanta Bergamo are blue and black. Atalanta Bergamo holds the nickname Nerazzuri which is the same as Inter Milan.Biggest succes of Atalanta Bergamo was in 1963 where the club managed to win the national cup (Coppa Italia). Atalanta won the Serie B three times (in 1959, 1984, 2006 and 2011). In Europe the club from Bergamo managed to stunt and reacht the semi finals of the Europe Cup 2.