Atalanta vs Lazio Betting Tip Over 2.5 goals – 24 June 2020

Prolific Atalanta and Lazio attacks to produce more goals

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ItalyAtalanta vs LazioItaly
24th June 2045hrs
Football – Italy – Serie A
Betting Pick: Over 2.5 goals
Bookmaker William Hill
Odds:4/7 odds taken 1000GMT, Monday 22 June

The game of this midweek round of fixtures is undoubtedly fourth place Atalanta against second place Lazio which will have huge significance at the top end of the table.

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Atalanta Preview – Can Atalanta pick-up where they left off and make it five straight wins in the league?

Bergamo was hit as hard as any place in the world with the impact of Covid-19 so the fact football returns to the region on Wednesday will give some respite and hope to the local population. And they have plenty to look forward to with this football team. Atalanta are the entertainers of Serie A but very effective ones. They sit fourth and on track to qualify for the Champions League. A competition which they remain a participant in this season.

Atalanta have lost only one of their last 10 games in Serie A, winning seven of those. And more impressively they have scored 36 goals in the process. It’s an incredible rate of goals.

Our betting prediction:

Daniel Zapata to score anytime

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Atalanta will feel they can pressure Inter in third spot with the games they have left to play but a second consecutive top four finish would be some achievement for the club, regardless.

They have so many options going forward with Colombian forwards Lucas Muriel and Daniel Zapata leading the line, backed up by the always impressive Papu Gomez and Josip Ilicic. Goals come from all over the park, however, as indicated by the fact that defender Robin Gosens has seven in the league alone.

Lazio Preview – Can Lazio answer what is a huge question of their title credentials and keep the pressure on Juve?

Many expected Napoli would be in with the best chance of toppling Juventus whilst some felt Inter would be the closest challengers. As it stands, with 12 games to play, Lazio have outdone both of those teams and are just one point behind the champions at the time of writing. Simeone Inzaghi has done an excellent job with this group of players considering the respective budgets of the top two.

In many ways the biggest challenge for Lazio is how they respond from that extended break as they were the one team more than any other who would have been wanting to continue their run of form at the time.

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Lazio have lost just two games all season in Serie A with their last defeat all the way back in September. It’s a phenomenal run which included a run of 12 straight victories. They had won their last four before football stopped including a win over Inter to make them the outright threat to stopping Juventus’ winning a ninth straight title.

There’s no doubting this is a huge challenge for them whilst they also travel to face Juventus before the end of the season but they have responded to virtually every question asked of them up until this point.

Atalanta vs Lazio Betting Advice

This game does stand out as being crucial in Lazio’s quest for a first title in 20 years. Win it and it will give them so much confidence and belief heading into the remaining games. Lose it and you sense it could have the opposite effect considering the current circumstances.

Atalanta will not be caring about that whatsoever, though, and just looking to keep the gap between themselves and Roma to at least six points which it currently is.

Key Facts – Atalanta vs Lazio Betting Tip

    • The free-scoring Atalanta have scored at least 14 goals more than any other team in Serie A (70 goals)
    • It’s just one defeat in 15 league games for Lazio, putting them one point behind leaders Juventus
    • The teams played out an excellent 3-3 draw in Rome earlier this season, a game Atalanta were 3-0 up in

Atalanta will still be wondering how they failed to beat Lazio when the teams met earlier in the season having been 3-0 up. It ended in a draw on that occasion and it could well be another close game on Wednesday. But there’s every reason to expect goals once again.

It’s a clash between the two highest-scoring teams in Serie A, combining for 134 goals. Over 2.5 goals looks a standout bet and one that should be backed.

The best betting odds for Atalanta vs Lazio

Atalanta to win: 23/20 at 888Sport
Draw: 13/5 at 888Sport
Lazio to win: 43/20 at 888Sport