Atalanta vs AS Roma prediction and betting tips (December 18)
Atalanta are three points behind first place in the League table going into this match. The Goddess seek a win as they host AS Roma at home. Who will win between the home or away side?
Roger Ibanez (Roma) had a solid game in the last match
Roger Ibanez (Roma) had a solid game in the last match
by Paul Awoniyi Paul Awoniyi

Atalanta face AS Roma at home in Round 18 of the 2021-22 Serie A season.

The match is scheduled to start at 2:00 p.m. GMT on Saturday, 18 December 2021. The match venue is Gewiss Stadium, Bergamo, Italy.

Betting tips and match predictions for the Atalanta vs AS Roma (December 18 game) are available in this article. Let’s check out the latest betting odds, key stats, team news and projected starting lineup.

Atalanta vs AS Roma (December 18) latest betting odds

Atalanta to win odds are valued at 1.74 (-135 American; 20/27 Fractional), the odds for a draw are valued at 4.50 (+350; 7/2), while AS Roma to win odds are valued at 4.65 (+365; 73/20).

The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Atalanta — 57%, draw — 22%, AS Roma — 21%.

Latest betting odds on Atalanta vs AS Roma (18 December 2021):

  • Over 2.5 goals — 1.55 (-180; 73/20)
  • Under 2.5 goals — 2.40 (+140; 7/5)
  • Asian handicap (-0.75) on Atalanta — 1.94 (-106; 50/53)
  • Asian handicap (+0.75) on AS Roma — 2.02 (+102; 51/50)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.61 (-165; 20/33)
  • Both teams to score (No) — 2.28 (+128; 32/25)

Atalanta vs AS Roma (December 18) match preview and statistics

Atalanta are third in the Serie A table with 37 points and a +17 goal difference. The Goddess have four wins and a loss in their last five games. They are unbeaten in 10 league games with eight wins and two draws.

The Black and Blues beat Hellas Verona 2-1 in their last game. Giovanni Simeone opened the scoring in the 22nd minute with a right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the centre of the goal, assisted by Marco Faraoni. Aleksey Miranchuk equalised in the 36th minute with a left footed shot towards the centre of the goal, assisted by Giuseppe Pezzella.

Teun Koopmeiners hit the game-winner in the 61st minute of the second half with a left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Team statistics: 47% possession, 14 total shots, 12 chances created, 1.02 xG, 273 accurate passes, 67% pass accuracy, 10 fouls conceded, six corners, two offsides.

Atalanta team news: Robin Gosens is unavailable due to a hamstring injury.

AS Roma are sixth in the league table with 28 points and a +7 goal difference. The Giallorossi have three wins and two losses in their last five matches. They won 2-0 over Spezia in their last match.

Chris Smalling opened the scoring in the fifth minute after he started with a header from very close range to the centre of the goal, assisted by Tammy Abraham following a corner. Roger Ibanez doubled the lead in the 55th minute of the second half with a header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal, assisted by Jordan Veretout with a cross following a corner.

Felix Afena-Gyan got a second yellow for a hand ball foul and was sent off in the final minutes of the game. Team statistics: 52% possession, 12 total shots, 10 chances created, four big chances, 1.95 xG, 421 accurate passes, 84% pass accuracy, 13 fouls conceded, nine corners.

AS Roma team news: Chris Smalling is sidelined due to a groin injury. Lorenzo Pellegrini and Stephan El Shaarawy are doubtful for the game. Felix Afena-Gyan unavailable due to a red card suspension.

Atalanta vs AS Roma H2H

Atalanta haven’t lost to Roma in their last seven meetings, with four wins and three draws. Both teams drew 1-1 in their last meeting.

Atalanta vs AS Roma (December 18) key players and lineups

Atalanta projected starting lineup:

  • Juan Musso
  • Merih Demiral
  • Berat Djimsiti
  • Rafael Toloi
  • Giuseppe Pezzella
  • Marten de Roon
  • Teu Koopmeiners
  • Davide Zappacosta
  • Aleksey Miranchuk
  • Mario Pasalic
  • Duvan Zapata

Aleksey Miranchuk is the key player to watch out for. The attacker had a top performance in their last match, created three chances, was the most fouled player (4 times), was the most accurate passer to play 45 minutes or more, won eight duels, gave three key passes and scored a goal.

AS Roma projected starting lineup:

  • Rui Patricio
  • Roger Ibanez
  • Amadou Diawara
  • Marash Kumbulla
  • Rick Karsdorp
  • Jordan Veretout
  • Bryan Cristante
  • Henrikh Mkhitaryan
  • Riccardo Calafiori
  • Tammy Abraham
  • Eldor Shomurodov

The key player to watch out for is Roger Ibanez. The defender had a good game in their last match, scored a goal, won five duels, made four clearances, 2/2 tackles succeeded, three interceptions and five ball recoveries.

Atalanta vs AS Roma (December 18) betting tips and prediction

Atalanta and AS Roma are in good form ahead of this match, both teams won their previous games. The Goddess are three points behind first place in the league table and will do their best to catch up with Inter. AS Roma are looking forward to a third straight win in this game. They are sixth in the table and want to edge closer to the top four. Atalanta have a good record against Roma, four wins and three draws in their last seven meetings. They have the home advantage and want to win at the Gewiss Stadium.

Betting prediction: A draw

Odds: 4.50 (+350 American; 7/2 Fractional)

Betting prediction: Both teams to score (Yes)

Odds: 1.61 (-165 American; 20/33 Fractional)

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