Probable line-ups: Atalanta vs Roma and Bologna vs Juventus

Atalanta look to further tighten their grip on a top four spot in today’s match against Roma, whilst Juventus travel to Bologna and Cagliari host Udinese.

Today’s matches kick off at 2pm UK time at the Gewiss Stadium in Bergamo, where Gian Piero Gasperini’s side will host Jose Mourinho’s Roma.

Roma have only won one of their last three league outings, against Spezia earlier this week, and so they’ll be hoping to pick up the full three points today as they look to get involved in the race for a Champions League spot.

Robin Gosens is unavailable but Gasperini can count on Ruslan Malinovskyi, who is returning after a one-match suspension.

Mourinho is without three players – Leonardo Spinazzola, Lorenzo Pellegrini and Stephan El Shaarawy – all of whom are out injured, whilst Afena-Gyan is suspended.

Massimiliano Allegri’s Juventus side then take on Bologna at 5pm UK time.

The Bianconeri must win the match against the Rossoblu after their disappointing start to the season, with their inconsistent results so far seeing them sit 7th in the table, eight points below 4th place Napoli.

Paulo Dybala and Federico Chiesa are both out for the match due to injuries, meaning Kaio Jorge could receive his first league start this campaign. Giorgio Chiellini, Danilo and Aaron Ramsey are all also absent.

Bologna have lost their last 10 Serie A games against Juventus, so they’ll be hoping to change tradition in this afternoon’s match.

Strugglers Cagliari host Udinese at 7:45pm UK time this evening.

It’s a must win game for the Sardinian side, who currently find themselves down in 18th in the league table, two points behind 17th place Spezia.

Sebastian Walukiewicz, Marko Rog and Kevin Strootman are all out for Cagliari, with both Nahitan Nandez and Luca Ceppitelli also in doubt.

Udinese caretaker coach Gabriele Cioffi will be hoping for his first win in charge, with last weekend’s 1-1 draw against Milan being his first match leading the team.

Isaac Success, who scored a last minute equaliser against the Rossoneri last weekend, is suspended, whilst Samir returns from his suspension.

Probable line-ups

Atalanta vs Roma (14.00 UK time)Full Preview

Atalanta (3-4-2-1): Musso; Toloi, Demiral, Djimsiti; Maehle, De Roon, Freuler, Zappacosta; Pasalic, Malinovskyi; Zapata.

Roma (3-4-2-1): Rui Patricio; Mancini, Smalling, Ibanez; Karsdorp, Veretout, Cristante, Vina; Mkhitaryan, Zaniolo; Abraham.

 

Bologna vs Juventus (17.00 UK time)Full Preview

Bologna (3-4-2-1): Sorupski; Soumaoro, Medel, Theate; De Silvestri, Svanberg, Dominguez, Hickey; Soriano, Barrow; Arnautovic.

Juventus (4-4-2): Szczesny; Cuadrado, De Ligt, Bonucci, Lu Pellegrini; Rabiot, McKennie, Arthur, Bernardeschi; Morata, Kaio Jorge.

 

Cagliari vs Udinese (19.45 UK time)Full Preview

Cagliari (3-5-2): Cragno; Caceres, Godin, Carboni; Bellanova, Nandez, Marin, Grassi, Dalbert; Joao Pedro, Keita.

Udinese (3-5-2): Silvestri; Rodrigo Becao, Nuytinck, Samir; Molina, Arslan, Walace, Makengo, Udogie; Beto, Deulofeu.

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