Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Monday's football game between Atalanta and Roma will bring down the curtain on the Serie A round 31. Since Atalanta aim to stay in the Champions League race, we are positive that they will adopt an attack-minded approach in the Serie A derby. Both Jeremie Boga and Luis Muriel are pushing for a start, while all Hateboer, Lookman, and Ruggeri miss out with injuries.
Jose Mourinho's troops, on the other hand, aim to build on a 3-0 win over Udinese. Considering that both sides will go for a victory, we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score. As for the capital club, key attacker Paulo Dybala remains in the recovery room alongside Darboe, Karsdorp, and Solbakken. You should bear in mind that Roma defeated Atalanta 4-1 in their last meeting in Bergamo in the Italian top flight.
Highlighted Player (Duvan Zapata):
Duvan Zapata was born in Cali, Colombia on 1 April, 1991. The 186-cm-tall attacker started his youth career at America de Cali, playing for the club between 2004 and 2008. In 2008 he made his debut for the first team and three years later he scored his first hat-trick for the Colombian outfit, in a 3-2 win over Deportivo Pereira.
In 2011 he signed a loan deal with Estudiantes and he found the net for the Argentine team on his debut against Belgrano. After scoring 11 goals in 37 appearances for Estudiantes, the Colombian striker joined Napoli in 2013, but he failed to establish himself as a first-choice attacker.
On 22 July, 2015 Zapata joined fellow Serie A team Udinese on loan and it has to be noted that he scored eight goals in 24 league appearances for the Zebrette. Duvan Zapata has 5 caps for Colombia U20 team, but he has yet to make his debut for the senior side.
Highlighted Team (AS Roma):
AS Roma is 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 Rom made his 601 appearances for Roma on 14 May, 2016 when the Giallorossi recorded a 3-1 win over Milan at Stadio San Siro.