Serie A: Roma vs Atalanta match preview, predictions, possible Line up, time and where to watch

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Serie A: Roma vs Atalanta match preview, predictions, possible Line up, time and where to watch

Ayoola Kelechi 15:18 - 06.01.2024

Jose Mourinho and his Roma side face a daunting challenge when they host Atalanta this weekend

The upcoming Serie A clash between AS Roma and Atalanta is set for January 7, 2024, at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, kicking off at 7:45 PM UK time.

This match promises to be an exciting encounter, given the recent forms and historical rivalry of both teams.

Roma vs Atalanta recent form and key players

AS Roma's form in all competitions has been mixed, with a record of three wins and two losses in five games.

Key players for Roma include Paulo Dybala, who scored a crucial penalty in their last match and is expected to start.

Roma's Paulo Dybala | Imago
Roma's Paulo Dybala | Imago

Atalanta, on the other hand, shows more consistent form with a record of four wins and one loss in five matches. Charles De Ketelaere, who scored two goals in their last Coppa Italia game, is a player to watch from Atalanta.

Roma vs Atalanta head-to-head and rivalry

The historical record between these two teams is quite balanced. Since 2015, AS Roma have struggled at home against Atalanta, winning only once in nine league games. 

The last encounter between these sides saw Atalanta triumph with a 3-1 victory.

Roma vs Atalanta team news and lineups

AS Roma are dealing with injuries to key players like Tammy Abraham and Chris Smalling and will miss Houssem Aouar and Evan N’Dicka due to international duties at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Their predicted lineup is a 3-5-2 formation featuring Szczęsny, Çelik, Mancini, Llorente, Nissen, Cristante, Paredes, Bove, Zalewski, Dybala, and Lukaku.

Atalanta's Ademola Lookman | Imago
Atalanta's Ademola Lookman | Imago

Atalanta will miss Ademola Lookman due to AFCON duties and has injuries to Rafael Toloi and Hans Hateboer. Their predicted lineup is a 3-4-1-2 formation with Carnesecchi, de Room, Djimsiti, Kolasinac, Zappacosta, Ederson, Pasalic, Ruggeri, Koopmeiners, Scamacca, and De Ketelaere.

Roma vs Atalanta playing styles and tactics

AS Roma, under the management of Jose Mourinho, is known for its disciplined approach and tactical flexibility. Mourinho's teams are often structured in defence and lethal on the counter-attack, making use of the pace and creativity of their forwards.

AS Roma boss, Jose Mourinho. (Photo Credit: Imago)
AS Roma boss, Jose Mourinho. (Photo Credit: Imago)

Atalanta, led by Gian Piero Gasperini, is renowned for its attacking, high-pressing style of play. Gasperini's teams typically exhibit an aggressive approach, focusing on maintaining high possession and creating numerous goal-scoring opportunities.

Roma vs Atalanta betting tips and predictions

Given the recent form and head-to-head record, a close match with goals from both sides is expected.

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Atalanta's recent success against Roma and their current form might give them a slight edge. This match could end in a draw or a narrow win for either side, with both teams likely to score.

How and where to watch Roma vs Atalanta

The match will be broadcast on various sports channels, such as SuperSports, and streaming options might be available based on your location. Keep an eye on local listings for more details.

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