Atalanta will welcome Lecce to the Gewiss Stadium on Saturday for a Serie A one-on-one clash, with kickoff slated for 11:30 GMT.
Atalanta have been in mixed form in recent matches. Their form in the last five matches exemplifies their inconsistency, winning twice and losing three times.
Impressive wins against Milan at home (3-2) and Salernitana at home (4-1) have been interspersed with losses against Napoli (1-2), Torino (3-0), and the 1-0 loss at Bologna last time out.
Atalanta need to bolster their defensive shape heading into the clash against Lecce and enhance their ability to manage games, especially after taking leads, to bolster their chances in the clash.
Lecce have also been in mixed form, they have won once, drawn three times, and lost once in their last five matches in Serie A.
Lecce’s run of four consecutive draws ended with a victory at home to Frosinone. The draws included a 2-2 draw against Milan, 2-2 against Verona, 1-1 against Bologna, and 1-1 against Empoli. This run of results highlighted Lecce’s competitive streak while underscoring their lack of killer instinct to turn the draws into wins.
Lecce will look to bounce back from the 2-0 defeat they suffered at the San Siro against leaders Inter.
Atalanta are without center-forward El Bilal Toure, center-back Jose Luis Palomino, center-back Rafael Tolou, and right-midfielder Hans Hateboer due to injury.
Lecce will have to do without the injured right winger Pontus Almqvist and center-back Kastriot Dermaku.
Atalanta will have the advantage going into this match; they will win the home clash and return to winning ways in Serie A.
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