Two sides separated by just a point meet later on today, as Atalanta travel to the capital to face Lazio.
Both sides are coming off poor results and therefore need a win, as La Dea lost last week while Lazio were held by Verona. Both missed crucial chances to establish a spot inside the top four.
Despite Pedro’s incredible finish last week Lazio failed to overcome the lowly Verona, which allowed Roma to overtake them in the table. Maurizio Sarri’s side have drawn their last two and another here would mean three consecutive draws for the first time in five years.
Atalanta come into the tie with just one loss in their last six in the league, as they remain occupying sixth following Milan’s win last night.
Lazio remarkably have the privilege of a near fully fit squad, besides the minor concern of Danilo Cataldi. New boy Luca Pellegrini will be hoping to feature in the first team too.
Atalanta meanwhile will be without suspended duo Joakim Maehle and Luis Muriel, Davide Zappacosta and Jose Luis Palomino are both sidelined with injuries.
Predicted Lazio XI | Provedel; Lazzari, Romagnoli, Casale, Marusic; Milinkovic-Savic, Cataldi, Alberto; Pedro, Immobile, Zaccagni
Predicted Atalanta XI | Musso; Toloi, Djimsiti, Scalvini; Hateboer, De Roon, Koopmeiners, Ruggeri; Boga, Lookman; Hojlund
Jonathan Maze | GIFN