Atalanta vs Fiorentina
Italy – Coppa Italia
Date: Thursday, 25th April 2019
Kick-off at 19.45 UK/ 20.45 CET
Venue: Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia (Bergamo).
With Juventus and Napoli already out of the competition, the remaining teams do have a major opportunity to lift significant silverware in Italy – a chance that seldom comes. Just two more matches remain for these teams in question, and the three away goals on record for Atalanta will play a major role in determining the victor.
Fiorentina has next to no chance to make it to Europe and has had to find satisfaction with a mid-table spot so far in Serie A. Not Atalanta though. They have a game in hand and are already in the European spots. Interestingly, Champions League qualification is a viable prospect for them too.
Finally, the home advantage. While Fiorentina failed to cash in on the chance, Atalanta might not repeat the mistake of their counterparts in the first leg.
Atalanta vs Fiorentina Head-to-head (h2h)
- Atalanta scored three or more goals in the last two h2h ties.
- It’s been seven h2h matches since a team on the road won.
- At this venue, Atalanta holds a 100% winning record in Coppa ties and has scored three or more goals in all of them.
- The last time these two met at this venue saw Atalanta recording a 3-1 win.
Atalanta vs Fiorentina Prediction
Serie A league standings show that while Atalanta is a major player for the top-six positions, with a likely chance to finish in the top four, and thus qualify for the Champions League, Fiorentina is already out of contention for even the Europa League spots.
Moreover, Atalanta has the home advantage, and with the absence of Juventus and Napoli, they do have a more than good chance to lift the title.
Going on, recent h2h encounters show a trend of the upper hand going to the hosts. The last seven fixtures in a row had the visitors remaining winless. Also, the first leg saw a scoreline of 3-3, with Fiorentina failing to close down attack even at their home.
Finally, Atalanta has been one of the best offensive threats in the country and has scored the second-most number of goals in the league. Finally, it was at this same venue, that Atalanta recorded a 3-0 win over Juventus and eliminated them.
Expect a fine showing by the hosts.
Atalanta vs Fiorentina Betting Tips
Atalanta to Win @ 1.70 (7/10)
The Hosts to Score the First Goal @ 1.50 (1/2).