Atalanta vs Cagliari
Italy – Coppa Italia
Date: Thursday, 14 January 2021
Kick-off at 20:15 UK/ 21:15 CET
Venue: Gewiss Stadium (Bergamo).
Atlanta had no hurdles reaching the 1/16 final stage of Coppa Italia this season in their schedule. The host will face Cagliari in the next match to determine who advances into the quarter-final stage of the tournament as they move one step closer to the Cup.
Cagliari had their share of troubles to reach the current stage in the contest. They faced and defeated teams like Cremonese and Verona up to this stage of the Coppa Italia this season. Despite the continuous involvement in the middle unlike the host, the visitor is in a troubled form in Serie A.
Atalanta vs Cagliari Head-to-head (h2h)
- The host has recorded four of the last five overall wins since 2019.
- Both teams have scored goals in only one of their recent six fixtures.
- Their previous encounter in October 2020 gave a 5-2 home win for Atalanta.
- None of their last 14 meetings across all major contests have ended in a draw.
Atalanta vs Cagliari Prediction
The match is sizing to be a home win in full-time, and based on their recent actions in the middle, Atalanta is likely to deliver a high-scoring affair at Gewiss Stadium for Thursday night. Cagliari is far from crashing the host’s celebrations as the latter is on a four-game losing streak in their Serie A schedule.
Another reason to back the home team is their ground advantage in the middle. The host is on a seven-game unbeaten run in their overall schedule, with a four-game winning streak at home. This suggests that the host is likely to create more chances in the fixture to take all three points.
As mentioned earlier, we can expect a high-scoring affair in ninety minutes. The last time these two sides met, it produced 6 goals in the clash. Besides, the morale of Atalanta forwards will be high after the 1-4 win on the road against Benevento last time out in Serie A.
So, the tip for over 3.5 goals will come in handy for the punters. Since the odds are low for a home win, adding a -1 handicap for Atalanta will help to boost the odds further to yield decent returns in the encounter.
Atalanta vs Cagliari Betting tips
Over 3.5 goals in full-time @ 1.80 (4/5).
Atalanta to win with a -1 handicap @ 1.57 (4/7).