Serie A Preview | Atalanta vs. Spezia: La Dea seeks second home win

Atalanta have only won one game at home this season but Gian Piero Gasperini can rely on almost full squad against Spezia.

La Dea sit fourth in the Serie A table, but have only collected six points in as many home Serie A games this term.

Matteo Lovato, Robin Gosens and Hans Hateboer are on the treatment table with injuries, but the rest of the squad is available. Duvan Zapata or Luis Muriel with start up front with both strikers returning from international duty with Colombia.

Spezia have recovered many players during the break and only three Aquilotti are out of action.

Mbala N’Zola seeks his first goal in Serie A this season as he hasn’t scored any in nine appearances.

Motta knows Gasperini well having played 27 games at Genoa under the Italian tactician in 2008-09.

Form Guide: Atalanta (W D W D W) Spezia (W L D L W)

Stat fact: Atalanta are unbeaten against Spezia (one win and one draw) in the only two games played in Serie A in the clubs’ history.

Probable line-ups

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

Suspended: none

Injured: Lovato, Gosens, Hateboer

On a yellow card: none

Spezia (4-3-3): Provedel; Amian, Erlic, Hristov, S Bastoni; Sala, Kovalenko, Maggiore; Verde, Nzola, Gyasi

Suspended: none

Injured: Bourabia, Leo Sena, Agudelo

On a yellow card: Gyasi