Atalanta will get the chance to secure just their second ever Coppa Italia title in midweek. Their first one happened back in 1963. With their successes over Lazio during the regular season, they have reason to be confident. Lazio are six-time winners of the competition but they kick off as the underdogs for this tie. Read our Atalanta v Lazio betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 12th, 2019 at 5:25 p.m.)
Atalanta are in great form at the moment with a long undefeated streak of form behind them. They are W9 D4 in their last thirteen games across all competitions now. They have won their last five games on the bounce and in that successful winning sequence was their 3-1 league success at Lazio in early May. Atalanta have scored at least two goals in each of their last five games now. They are currently on course to finish third in Serie A to reach the Champions League next season.
Atalanta opened their Coppa Italian campaign with a 2-0 win at Cagliari and then they pulled off the shock of this season’s tournament. That was a 3-0 home success over Juventus in the quarterfinals. They were then embroiled in a thrilling semi-final tussle against Fiorentina. The first leg was a 3-3 draw before Atalanta sealed the deal back at home with a 2-1 win. That put them through to their fourth Coppa Italia final. They won it in 1963 and were runners up in 1987 and most recently in 1996.
Atalanta won both league meetings with Lazio this season
Lazio are winless in their last four against Atalanta (W2 D2)
This will be the first Coppa Italia meeting between the two teams
Lazio lead the overall head to head W20 D13 L13
Lazio have some ground to make up to try and get a top-four finish in Serie A this season, just to put things into perspective for this game against Atalanta. Lazio have won three of their last four games played in all competitions, the one exception being the recent league defeat against Atalanta. Looking back at their expanded form a little bit they are W4 D1 L4 in their last nine played in all competitions. They have been having some struggles at the back a bit lately with just the one clean sheet earned in their last five played and with just two in their last nine.
It has actually been a strong campaign in the Coppa Italia by Lazio who opened with a 4-1 win over Novara. They then went up against Inter Milan in the quarterfinals, a tough game for them and Lazio took the win is a penalty shoot out at the San Siro. In the semifinals, it was AC Milan who they had to go cp against. After a 0-0 draw in the first leg, Lazio edged out a 1-0 win at the San Siro to get through. Lazio have won the Coppa Italia six times before, their last title coming back in the 2012/13 season.
Atalanta should have control on this big occasion. This isn’t likely to be a high scoring game between the two, but because Lazio have struggled against Atalanta this season and because Atalanta have a confident, long streak of undefeated of form behind them, they could pull it out. Atalanta to win.
13th May 2019 / lee - Category: European Football Betting