Atalanta v Lazio Betting Preview – 15/05/19

Atalanta v Lazio Betting Preview – 15/05/19

Atalanta v Lazio

The end of the football season prompts cup finals across the globe, starting with the Coppa Italia on Wednesday evening. In this instance, we see Gian Piero Gasperini’s Atalanta playing host to Simone Inzaghi’s Lazio in the first Coppa Italia final where Juventus haven’t featured since 2014.

Overachieving from Atalanta has seen them climb their way up to fourth in the Serie A table, moving ahead of AC Milan, Roma, Torino and Lazio to name a few. The mention of Lazio is a sign of how much they’ve underwhelmed followers of Italian football this season, ruining a lot of the stock they picked up from last season’s promising fifth place finish.

Each side making it to the final is no fluke, Atalanta defeating Juventus in the quarter-finals and Fiorentina in the semis while Lazio impressively beat both Milan sides to seal their place. Clinching the Coppa Italia trophy would mean Atalanta’s first piece of silverware since claiming the Serie B title to achieve promotion from Serie B in 2011. If Lazio were to win, it would only be their first trophy since landing the Supercoppa Italiana at the start of last season.

Ciro Immobile Lazio Italy Serie A

Resulting with the joint-highest tally for goals in Serie A alongside Mauro Icardi last season, Ciro Immobile hasn’t been quite so prolific this time around.

Predictions for the Coppa Italia Final

For some time, it’s been apparent how formidable this Atalanta team is. Gian Piero Gasperini arrived in 2016 following successive bottom-half finishes in the league, where his first term at the club saw them resulting at an absolutely astonishing fourth. Going on to finish seventh and now fourth, The Goddess have proven their capabilities in Serie A, dominating most teams, including all of the tougher teams, defeating Napoli, Fiorentina, Udinese and Lazio in their last four games alone. Lazio are more than capable of beating the top teams on their day – especially if you refer back to their incredible Supercoppa Italiana victory over Juventus last season – but Atalanta are impossible to dismiss, so we’d advise backing them at 17/10 before the price drops.

Upon establishing the expected winner of this tie, it would be tempting to target an anytime goalscorer, Duvan Zapata an especially enticing name after netting twenty-two times in the Serie A to rank as the second top scorer behind veteran Sampdoria striker Fabio Quagliarella. The same could be said for Ciro Immobile, who hasn’t enjoyed as good a season as last, but is still undoubtably one of the most prolific players in Italy. Duvan Zapata and Ciro Immobile possess the same number of goals in the Coppa Italia, both on three, only beaten by Fiorentina prospect Federico Chiesa on six and prolific AC Milan striker Krzysztof Piatek on eight. As it’s a tough decision to call, it would make more sense to get behind both teams to score in the match at odds of 13/20 on Betway, where we can hope for an exciting matchup between the two sides.

Recommended Bets:

Atalanta to win at 17/10 on bet365 – BET HERE

Both teams to score at 13/20 on Betway – BET HERE

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