Ten of the last 14 games between these two sides have produced over 2.5 goals.
Atalanta v Roma – Sunday 14:00, BT Sport Europe
Second-place Roma travel to Atalanta hoping to keep up the pressure on Juventus at the top of the Serie A table. Both teams were in fine form prior to the international, with Atalanta undefeated in their last seven and Roma’s undefeated streak stretching to nine. Luciano Spalletti’s Roma side have looked patchy on the road this season, so they will be anticipating a stern test at the hands of the Lombardy high fliers.
Atalanta won a tricky away game at Sassuolo last time out, and league wins against teams who have outshone them in the past (such as Napoli and Inter) have added to the sense that they are the dark horses in Serie A this year. That being said, they will face a challenge this week when they take the field without defenders Toloi, Konko and Conti – the Roma attacking combination of Edin Dzeko, Diego Perotti and Mohammed Salah will pose significant problems for Gasperini and his comparatively inexperienced back line on Sunday.
Ten of the last 14 games between these two sides have produced over 2.5 goals, but Atalanta have failed to beat Roma at home in the last four times of asking. As Roma have kept only two clean sheets away since January, we’re backing Roma to win but both teams to score.