Serie A came back last weekend, but the action really starts to heat up on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 when Atalanta hosts Lazio. Atalanta is looking to stay in the Champions League spots and Lazio is looking to stay in the Serie A title race. This game will air live on ESPN at 3:45 p.m. EST.
Entering matchday 27, Atalanta occupy the fourth spot, on 51 points, and currently are in the Champions League next season. Atalanta are six points clear of fifth place Roma and 12 points clear of sixth place Napoli, so Atalanta appear safely in the Champions League spots. Atalanta are just six points behind third place Inter and are 12 points back of Juventus atop the table, so a miracle would need to happen for Atalanta to win the title.
Lazio are enjoying a dream season and are currently in second place, on 62 points, and just one point back of league leaders Juventus. Lazio are five points clear of third place Inter, so it really does seem like a two-horse race for the Serie A title.
Below is my pick for the Serie A action between Atalanta and Lazio. All odds are from FanDuel NJ Sportsbook.
Atalanta (+120) vs Lazio (+200) Draw (+270)
Atalanta restarted their season on Sunday with an easy 4-1 home over Sassuolo. The season may have been stopped for almost four months, but the Atalanta attack picked up right where it left off. Berat Djimsiti opened the scoring for Atalanta, and Duvan Zapata added two goals, in the win for Atalanta. Now on a seven-game win streak, Atalanta are one of the better teams in Serie A and can beat anyone in the league. Atalanta are the fifth best home club in Italy thanks to a 7-2-4 record and 23 points.
Lazio have not played a competitive game since February 29, when they beat Bologna 2-0, and are at a slight disadvantage with Atalanta getting 90 competitive minutes in last weekend. Lazio did play a club friendly, on June 20th, when they beat third division Ternana 7-2. Lazio are the third best road club in Italy thanks to an 8-2-2 record and 26 points.
Series History: These two clubs have met 107 times in the past and Atalanta holds a slight 35-40-32 advantage.
Game Prediction: This is going to be a great game and I like Atalanta to get all three points at home.
2020 Results: 56-46