Roma will be welcoming Atalanta for the Serie A fixture on Thursday at 10:00 PM IST at Stadio Olimpico. The hosts acquired the seventh position with 54 points while the visitors occupied the third spot with 64 points.
Roma played 31 games out of which they won 16 matches, lost nine times and drew on six instances while Atalanta also played as many matches, they won 19 fixtures, lost five times and had a draw on seven occasions.
The home team will be heading into this game on the back of a shocking 3-1 loss against Torino. Three second-half goals from Torino concluded the game in their favour. Roma only managed to win one game in their last five Serie A games.
On the other hand, Atalanta will be entering into this fixture on a higher note as they beat Juventus in their last outing. Ruslan Malinovskyi’s strike in the 87th minute was more than enough for Atalanta to seal the game. With this victory, Atalanta continued their four-game winning streak.
In the head-to-head competition between the two teams, Roma has the upper hand as they were victorious against Atalanta on 18 occasions in their last 38 games and lost on 12 instances. The previous fixture between the two teams ended in Atalanta’s favour as they beat Roma by a scoreline of 4-1.
Leonardo Spinazzola, Chris Smalling, Marash Kumbulla, Nicolo Zaniolo and Stephan El Shaarawy are all ruled out due to their respective injuries. Amadou Diawara won’t feature on Thursday’s fixture as the player picked up a red card in their previous game.
Apart from Hans Hateboer’s foot problem, Atalanta has no issues while heading into Thursday’s fixture against Roma.