Double bet, 17.Apr: Roma to win vs Atalanta!

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Acca Bet Predictions, 17.04

  1. Atalanta v Roma: 2 @ 1.75
  2. Lazio v Empoli: 1 @ 1.73

Atalanta vs Roma key facts

  • Atalanta have been in dire form since December, going more than 3 months without a win. Edy Reja’s side has, however, now won its last 2 home fixtures, beating Bologna and Milan.
  • The hosts lost at Torino 1-2 last week.
  • Marten De Roon wins more tackles per game, and also intercepts more passes, than any other Atalanta player. He is suspended for this game.
  • The situation is only compounded by a concurrent ban for fellow starting central midfielder Luca Cigarini.
  • Salah hit the wood work 3 times for Roma at home to Bologna for the surprising 1-1 result last week.
  • The Lupi had been in imperious shape in the league since Luciano Spalletti’s arrival but have drawn 2 of their last 3 and if they’re serious about taking 2nd spot from Napoli they can’t afford to drop many more points.
  • The influential Radja Nainggolan will be back in the midfield for this fixture.

Lazio vs Empoli key facts

  • The new coach syndrome was obvious to see last week when Lazio defeated Palermo 3-0 – Keita played a strong game, Klose was back in scoring form and it was in truth a very dominant Lazio display down south.
  • The Biancocelesti have lost just once in their last 5 games.
  • Empoli snapped a 12-game winless run (0-6-6) last week by beating Fiorentina 2-0, another team in a very bad shape.
  • The Azzurri are now in a very safe position.
  • The Tuscan club, who were held scoreless in their last 2 road games, have not won outside of their home venue since a 1-0 victory over Torino on January 10.
  • Empoli are greatly damaged by a suspension for Piotr Zielinski. The Polish midfielder is the best dribbler on the team and his influence in changing defence to attack should not be underestimated.

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