Lazio – Atalanta: prediction for the match of the championship of Italy
In the match Lazio – Atalanta on May 5, 2019, two contenders will meet for getting into the Champions League zone. The start of the game at the Stadio Olimpico is scheduled for 16:00 Moscow time.Lazio “Eagles” continue to perform unstable. The capital team can beat Inter or Roma, but then concede at home to Chievo, whose players have long lost their chances of maintaining residence in Serie A. The Romans are still contenders for the top 4. Save the chances for the “white-and-blue”, allowed a guest victory in the last round against Sampdoria, which also hoped to get into European competition. The guests started well, they managed to open the score already in the fourth minute of the match, Felipe Caicedo pushed the defender away, after which he easily converted a one-on-one exit. Exactly 15 minutes it took Caicedo to get a brace, this time the striker showed his skills in the head game – 0:2. The teams went to the break with a two-goal advantage of the guests. In addition to two goals scored, the Romans also received a numerical advantage, in the last minute of regular time, Gaston Ramirez received a red card as part of the hosts. Similar to the first, the second half of the fight turned out. All questions about the winner could shoot Romulo, the midfielder took advantage of a gap in the defense of the hosts, but the bar took over his blow. Sampdoria immediately responded with a goal scored, Fabio Quagliarella took advantage of Acerbi’s mistake, after which he shot the gates of Lazio from close range – 1:2. Then the teams began to squander moments. The hosts could have scored Murra and Defrel, while the Eagles had a chance for a goal scored by Ciro Immobile. But the fans did not see more goals. The result – 1:2, the capital won. Lazio are currently in eighth position, four points behind Atalanta’s fourth. In the duel between Lazio and Atalanta, the hosts will only need a victory. Atalanta “Queen of the Provincials” is very close to debuting in the Champions League. The team from Bergamo is in fourth place, but ahead, in addition to the match Lazio – Atalanta, they will have to play away against Juventus. In addition to the difficult schedule, Atalanta’s footballers are under pressure from the difficulties of the game plan – the “black-and-blues” have recently had difficulty in scoring goals. This fact was confirmed in the last round match against Udinese. The hosts put pressure on the opponent’s gate throughout the game, but they could not open an account for a very long time. The first scoring chance came from Robin Gosens, the Atalanta defender struck after a corner kick, but the visiting goalkeeper showed an excellent reaction and repelled the German’s kick. Maarten De Rona had another scoring opportunity, the Dutchman caught a pass from Duvan Zapata and shot hard from the penalty area, but the Udinese goalkeeper was back in place. There were many more times to check the skill of the goalkeeper of the guests. The pressure on the Udinese gate intensified after the break. Alejandro Gomez and Duvan Zapata continued to create tension near the gates of the guests. The game went to a draw until Udinese midfielder Sandro made a key mistake, the Brazilian played carelessly in his own penalty area and brought a penalty to the guests’ goal eight minutes before the end of normal time. The penalty kick was scored by De Ron. The players of Udinese ran to the attack, thereby giving the necessary space to the players of the hosts. Mario Pasalic finally finished off the “black and white”, the Croatian took advantage of the discount from Zapata, sending the ball with a strong kick into the far corner – 2:0 in the 85th minute. The hosts won, but the most important matches are just ahead. Even a draw in the match Lazio – Atalanta can create problems for the team from Bergamo, because the competitors are not far behind. Odds for the match Lazio – Atalanta May 5, 2019 Bookmakers from the Pari-Match company believe that Lazio is closer to a winning result. Odds for the match Lazio – Atalanta: Lazio to win – 2.28; Draw – 3.65; Atalanta win – 3.10. Lazio – Atalanta: prediction for the match The upcoming match could be a key one for these teams this season. Of course, this game is more important for the hosts, because in case of defeat, they will practically lose their chances of getting into the top four. Prediction for the match Lazio – Atalanta: total Lazio over 1.5, odds – 2.00.