Big Game Focus: Atalanta v Lazio


Lazio hope to end their unsuccessful run in the Coppa Italia when they face Atalanta in the 2019 final at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. Atalanta are having a phenomenal season and will be making their first ever final appearance in 23 years. Who will carry the day? Bet on the game here.  

Lazio have won the Coppa Italia six times before, most recently in 2013. They’ve also reached the final in 2015 and 2017 but lost to Juventus, so they have lots of pedigree. Can they finally end their streak of bad luck on Wednesday?

Gian Piero Gasperini’s men are in dreamland at the moment. They sit fourth in Serie A and are set to play in the final for the first time in over two decades. They’ve lost just twice since December 2018 and are going into this clash in a rich vein of form.

Betting preview

Atalanta are unbeaten in 13 matches in all competitions and have lost twice since December 2018. Atalanta are also unbeaten in four matches against Lazio. Moreover, La Dea have their last five straight matches. Therefore you can back an Atalanta win at odds of 2.60.  

Six of the last seven games between these two teams has seen both find the back of the net. Both teams have also scored in their last five matches. Therefore, you can back Both Teams to Score at odds of 1.60.

Atalanta’s success this season has coincided with the form of Colombian striker Duvan Zapata. He’s scored 22 Serie A goals and found the back of the net in both his team’s meetings with Lazio. He also scored twice when they eliminated Juventus. Therefore, you can back Zapata as Anytime Goalscorer at odds of 2.35.

Team news

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic hasn’t featured since April, but he could return to the side for this crucial clash.

Rafael Tolói is set to miss out for Atalanta, while Alejandro Gómez is set to return to the team.

Possible line-ups

Lazio: Proto, Felipe, Acerbi, Radu, Marusic, Parolo, Milinkovic-Savic, Alberto, Lulic, Correa, Immobile

Atalanta: Gollini, Djimsiti, Palomino, Hateboer, Gosens, Freuler, De Roon, Castagne, Pasalic, Zapata, Ilicic