Wednesday, at 19:45, Atalanta will fight Lazio Rome in the Italian Cup final, in a duel to be held on the “Stadio Olimpico” in Rome.
Without a failure in the last 13 matches played in all competitions, Atalanta goes to the championship, where it is very close to hand, on a merit, one seat in the UEFA Champions League. Gasperini’s boys could eventually pick up the fruits of a sensational season if on Wednesday night they were forced to “Olimpico” in the final of the Italian Cup. However, we can only anticipate a very balanced duel on “Olimpico”, where Lazio owns his own ground. Indeed, “biancocelestii” seem to be in pole position from the point of view of this aspect, but we can not forget the clearest proof of the superiority of Atalanta: the victory on May 5, even on “Olimpico” score 3-1 , one that has practically shattered the chances of the locals to a place of Europe.
In the last ten direct confrontations between the two bands, Lazio imposed four times, Atalanta three more times, while the other three duels ended in a draw;
The previous straight game took place less than two weeks ago in Serie A, also on the “Olimpico”, when Atalanta scored 3-1;
Five of the last six direct disputes ended with goals on both sides;
Given the circumstances of this game, we expect a balanced deployment of hostilities. In a duel in which Lazio will play the final on its own arena, while Atalanta will replicate in an enviable offensive form and play a very solid game, we can expect any outrage. Thus, we prefer to go on a balanced show to avoid any surprises.
PREDICTION: Over 2,5 goals @ 1,85