Our prediction for this Serie A match:
All eyes will be on Gewiss Stadium when Atalanta and Lazio lock horns in the Serie A derby. The Orobici are eyeing their fourth consecutive win in all competitions, but they will have to showcase their worth on the field. Barring any fresh injury worries, Gian Piero Gasperini is unlikely to make changes to the team that defeated Udinese 2-0 at the weekend. Pacey winger Ademola Lookman is still representing Nigeria at the Africa Cup of Nations.
The capital club, on the other hand, played out a goalless draw with Napoli in their last league match. The Biancocelesti are likely to rely on their rock-solid defence in Sunday’s clash, but preventing Atalanta attackers from scoring in Bergamo is easier said than done. Taking everything into account, one goal should separate the two sides in the round 23 clash. Danilo Cataldi serves a one-game ban, while Patric is sidelined with injury.
Highlighted Player (Manuel Lazzari):
Born in Valdagno, Italy on November 29, 1993, Manuel Lazzari is a midfielder who plays for Serie A side SPAL. Lazzari played for the youth teams of Montecchio Maggiore at the start of his football career and in 2011 he moved to Delta Rovigo.
After spending the 2011/2012 season at the club, Manuel Lazzarri joined Giacomense in the summer of 2012 and it has to be noted that he made 24 appearances in the league for the club. At the end of the 2012/2013 season the 174-cm-tall footballer moved to SPAL and he quickly established himself as a first-team regular at the club.
Manuel Lazzari had seven assists in 39 appearances for SPAL in the 2016/2017 Serie B campaign and, no doubt, he helped the club secure promotion to the Italian elite division. His main position is right midfield, but he can play as both right-back and right winger if needed. Manuel Lazzari’s contract with SPAL should expire on June 30, 2021.
Highlighted Team (Atalanta):
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 colors 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 reached the semi finals of the Europe Cup 2.