Atalanta hosts Cagliari in the Coppa Italia 1/8 finals. The match will be played on Thursday, January 14th at Gewiss Stadium (Bergamo).
Atalanta was a bit unstable in October-November 2020 when a conflict arose between the coach and Alejandro Gomez. As a result of the quarrel, the football player was removed from the starting lineup, and Gasperini began to gradually look for a replacement for the former leader of the squad. Now the game of Atalanta again looks stable, and the team is among the four leaders of Serie A. Beyond that, the team from Bergamo is preparing to play in the 1/8 finals of the Champions League. Atalanta has an amazing selection of interchangeable players. De Roon, Freuler, Miranchuk, Malinovsky, Pessina, and Ilicic can play with equal success in the midfield. Any coach of the Italian elite can dream of such rotation opportunities. The leaders of Atalanta (Zapata, Muriel, Gosens, Gollini, Toloi, and Romero) are in excellent shape.
In recent years, the Islanders have become a strong middle peasant of the Italian elite. In the current championship, Cagliari's results look modest - a position close to the relegation zone and dubious prospects for avoiding an unpleasant struggle for survival. Eusebio Di Francesco is at risk of failing in a second club in a row (including Roma) and turning from a promising coach to a dormant specialist. Cagliari's roster has been seriously updated this season, but the idea of personnel change is failing so far. But the team has someone to achieve high tournament performance (Nainggolan, Cragno, Walukiewicz, Nandez, Rog, Joao Pedro, Adam Ounas, and Simeone). But the efficiency of these players is far from optimal.
Two seasons ago, such a duel in the Italian Cup would have become competitive and unpredictable in terms of the final result. Now Atalanta looks like an absolute favorite. The Bergamo club has a good chance of making it to the quarterfinals. Gasperini's charges will put pressure on the opponent and control the course of the game. When Zapata and the company enter the field, one should expect high performance indicators from them.
Bet Type: Total Goals
Selection: Over 3.5
Best Odds: 1.85 at
Stake: 2% bankroll (40 Units)
Date/Time: 14-Jan-2021 21:15 CET
Event Result: 3:1(1:0)
Profit: +34.00 Units