Lazio look to keep pace with Juventus, and will be aiming for all 3 points when they play Atalanta,
who are down in 12th, 10 places behind.
The h2h is strongly in Lazio’s favour, as they have won the last 3 meetings, all in 2012. They won away at Atalanta 1-0 and 2-0 and before that beat Atalanta here the last time they visited, 2-0. So 3 wins without even conceding, and the match before that was back in 2010, too long ago to matter.
Lazio’s overall form coming into this is excellent too, as they are unbeaten through their last 8 league matches, with 6 wins. At home they have dropped just 2 points in their last 8 matches, which gives them the best home record in Serie A. They are unbeaten in 8 overall, with wins in their last 3 games, and prior to that a win here over Inter Milan. Strong, strong form, making it hard to imagine Atalanta getting anything.
In fact, Atalanta have lost their last 4 away games, conceding 10 goals! If they concede first, they are sure to get routed, as Lazio have gone on to win each of the 12 games in which have taken the lead.
Keep an eye on Hernanes, who has scored against Atalanta the last 2 times he has faced them in Serie A.
Lazio to win seems a sure thing. I think they can score at least 2 at home, with a solid chance of keeping yet another clean sheet.