One European fixture you will not want to miss this Wednesday will be held at the Stadio Olimpico, where Lazio and Atalanta will battle it out in the final of the Coppa Italia. The two outfits have done remarkably well to get to the final with Lazio seeing off both sides from Milan, while their opponents got the better of Juventus in the quarter-finals with a comfortable 3-0 win. This will be the first time a side other than Juventus and Napoli have won the competition since 2013, where ironically Lazio were crowned champions.
Atalanta will be feeling confident of their chances of securing the Coppa Italia for the first time since 1963, with them showing strong form this season. Despite not having the chance of securing the Serie A title, they are in with a good shout of qualifying for the group stages of the Champions League with them currently sat in fourth place. Manager Gian Piero Gasperini will be hoping his side can keep their unbeaten run of 13 games on the go, with a tough fixture against Juventus following the cup final also to come. Following their previous 2-1 win over Genoa, Atalanta have now won their last five matches on the bounce which includes a 3-1 win over Lazio and a 2-1 victory against Napoli. Despite their superior form, you can find the two sides priced very evenly by most bookmakers with Atalanta to win priced around 8/5.
Lazio will have to try and forget about their current affairs in Serie A which has them placed in eighth, in need of making up four points to catch Roma in sixth from their remaining two fixtures of the season. With 12 defeats on their record, the hosts have by far suffered the most losses out of the top eight sides in the division. Since the last 16 of this competition, Lazio have conceded just two goals in regulation time and have managed to keep back-to-back clean sheets prior to this fixture. However, in the league they have not shown the same defensive strength with them failing to keep a clean sheet in their last four matches. Simone Inzaghi’s men head into this game off the back of a narrow 2-1 victory over Cagliari, which followed a previous 3-1 loss to their upcoming opponents, Atalanta, who they have struggled against this season.
Atalanta had been without the like of Papu Gomez, Andrea Masiello and Gianluca Mancini through suspension in their previous match against Genoa but all three are now available for Wednesday. Rafael Toloi will be the only player unavailable for selection through injury for Gian Piero Gasperini.
Lazio are likely to lineup with their usual 3-5-2 formation in a game which could well define their season. Despite only bagging 18 goals this season – that following a campaign in which he netted 41 in all competitions – Ciro Immobile has shown his ability to set up goals with 11 assists on his record. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic could be in with a return to the side with the midfielder on the brink of recovering from his injury, while Thomas Strakosha, Patric, Valon Berisha and Jordan Lukaku will all miss out.
Both teams to score at 4/7 with SkyBet – Leading up to this fixture, neither side has been able to keep a clean sheet in their last three matches and have both got themselves on the scoresheet which includes a meeting with each other.
Over 2.5 goals at 4/5 with SkyBet – Both sides have been involved in fixtures with over 2.5 goals in four of their last five games played leading up this match.