Roma vs Atalanta Match Day 28 Preview #1413
Next 120 Minutes Defines Season
Roma’s entire season felt like it was hanging on to a thread until quite recently. It looks like Roma was heading for another season without the Europa League. Let’s face it, Roma is a Europa League team, not a Champions League team. Roma hopes to be heading in that direction, but the expectations always should be roughly until it is proven that Roma is knocking on the door, which they certainly are not at the moment. Their emotional victory last Sunday gave them a sense of hope in a very crucial stretch of the season. Roma’s at next two matches will Define the rest of the season. Roma is currently sitting in the Europa League spot in 6th place, one point ahead of Lazio. After Napoli’s Victory on Sunday against Lazio, Roma managed to jump, but it is still a very tight race, and they need every advantage they can get. One of the Rome clubs will miss out on the Europa League in all likelihood, and Roma has to do everything they can to make sure it’s not them. The following two matches are Saturday against Atalanta at home in the Rome derby at the Stadio Olimpico. Roma’s entire season will hang on to what happens over the next 120 Minutes. Roma beat Atlanta 4–1 in the reverse fixture away from home; now Roma will attempt to do the double against Atalanta. They have not been at their best as of late, but they still have extraordinary weapons. A victory on Saturday would take them level on points, and they would climb into fifth Atalanta has a game in hand, but it’s hard to predict what will happen with that. Roma needs to have their best foot forward; take the emotion from the latest Victory on Sunday into Rome if they beat Atalanta and then win the Derby against Lazio is a 6 point swing, significantly if Lazio drops points. Roma must find a way to get through a win in the derby would be huge for the league table and for bragging rights the rest of the season has very little to do with where Roma will finish the next 120 Minutes could ultimately determine absolutely everything they must have their best game plan in place to deal with what they are going to have to fight through against Atalanta and in the derby against Lazio.
Atalanta Seeking Revenge
Roma does seem to have some re-energized confidence and momentum after a strong result on Sunday. However, Atalanta railed through Sampdoria with a 4–0 victory to get them back on track in their own right. They are currently in 5th place with a three-point lead on a Roma and a four-point lead on Lazio. Everything is to play for here, and just as much as the Rome clubs will be driven to make the Europa League the Champions League spot, it’s still very much up for grabs for them; it does seem a lot of momentum is driving Juventus, but Atalanta still has their eye on it. They will be yet again without their best player duvan Zapata, but they have as much desire and importance to get results as Roma does. The Bergamo has been a toxic Wasteland for Atalanta; they are Dreadful at home away from home; they are somewhat Road Warriors; they can handle themselves under challenging environments, and Gasparini plays are very attacking-minded style of football that could be seen as an issue for the Roma defense. Atalanta will look for Revenge and should be confident in getting it. Roma crushed them in the previous matchup, but it was only their first Victory against Atalanta since 2017. Historically speaking, Roma has struggled against Atalanta; even though Roma is at home, they will have plenty to worry about even without duvan Zapata Atalanta. They are incredibly dangerous; they are up for it and motivated; they are a tough team to slow down. They have the goalkeeper with the rui Patricio, arguably one of the best in the league this season. Still, the defensive setup of Gianluca Mancini, Chris Smalling, and Max kumbulla, with all due respect, isn’t going to scare in Atalanta attack that can score for days when they are on the form before their big victory they hadn’t been. Still, now they sit in a situation that could be very meaningful for the Champions League picture; both of these teams are going to want it and needed to be honest Atalanta will look for Revenge Rome only has one victory against them since 2017 there’s no reason that Atalanta should be afraid. They will be ready for battle if they go down; it will be a massive fight until the end, just like Roma; the result could determine their entire season on Saturday.
Recreate Speiza Performance but Enhance it
Roma has been struggling significantly over the last couple of weeks to find even a performance that we can look at optimistically. However, that seemed to change last Sunday, with Mourinho suspended for the match against Spezia. His assistant Roma found something and played arguably their best football in months. It’s unclear whether Mourinho’s not there has anything to do with it, but lately, his tactics have been very suspect. Once again, he will not be on the bench for the game at home against Atalanta. It’s interesting to see how it will go this time around. Atalanta is a more antagonizing and challenging matchup than the one they saw on Sunday. Honestly, if it weren’t for incredible goalkeeping, Roma would have scored a minimum of three goals but, in all likelihood, probably would have run away with it. Atalanta provides a significant challenge, but if the players were motivated enough to Inspire them to victory last Sunday, there’s no reason they can’t do it at home in their own backyard. Tammy Abraham scored his 19th goal of the season at the very end; his penalty has given Roma an emotional victory. They were pretty solid in front of goal; the link-up play between the midfield and the attack was encouraging, and Roma didn’t make mistakes defensively. Roma needs to dig deep and recreate that energy from Sunday and take it into the match on Saturday at home. There was not a lot of confidence or momentum in this Roma team that significantly changes here and a crucial victory last weekend that could be very decisive going forward. Roma should look to Lorenzo Pellegrini and Tammy Abraham, as I feel those two, in particular, are the keys to victory. Lorenzo Pellegrini is the best midfielder in the league, and Tammy Abraham is a top-three striker and is very likely to land himself on the team of the season. They’ve only played a small amount of time together because of injuries, but if they end up getting on the same page early, it can give Roma that renewed sense of confidence that they have been missing for weeks. Remind to take the emotions of that victory and take it into the game on Saturday; if they can do that and play tough, we could see Roma take maximum points and do the double against Atalanta. One win against them since 2017, but they proved that they could beat them if they’re able to pull it off will take them into the derby in the exact right mind frame.