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LAZ vs ATN | Lazio vs Atalanta – Match Preview

Match Details

Lazio vs Atalanta – Coppa Italia

16th May, 00:15 IST

Stadio Olimpico, Rome

 

Form:

Lazio: L W W L W

Atalanta: W W W W W

 

Please Note: Changes will be made to this article approximately 50-55 mins before the deadline. The article will be updated with the confirmed lineups and the revised combined XI when the official starting lineups are released by both the teams.

 

Preview:

Atalanta and Lazio will lock horns with each other in the Final of the Coppa Italia at the Stadio Olimpico tonight. 

Atalanta head into this match on the back of 5 consecutive wins Serie A that has seen them rise to 4th place in the Serie A table. With Zapata, Gomez and Ilicic in their ranks, Atalanta have the firepower to breach any defence on their day.  

Lazio, on the other hand, are currently 7 points behind 4th-place Atalanta in the Serie A table and will be desperate to get their season back on track with a win in the Coppa Italia Final tonight.   

The Coppa Italia represents the only shot at silverware for either of these two sides this season. Additionally, the winner of the Coppa Italia automatically qualifies for the UEFA Europa League next season. 

 

Predicted Lineups (updated):

Atalanta: Gollini; Masiello, Palomino, Djimsiti; Hateboer, De Roon, Freuler, Castagne; Gomez; Ilicic, Zapata.

Lazio: Strakosha; Luiz Felipe, Acerbi, Bastos; Marusic, Parolo, Lucas Leiva, Luis Alberto, Lulic; Correa, Immobile.

 

Combined XI for the game (updated):

 

 

Captain & Vice-Captain Options:

  1. Zapata
  2. Immobile
  3. Ilicic
  4. Gomez
  5. Correa
  6. Hateboer

 

Must Avoid:

  1. Milinkovic-Savic

 

Strategic Pointers:

  • Lazio have kept a clean sheet in 6 of their last 7 matches in the Coppa Italia.
  • Atalanta have scored at least 2 goals in 9 of their last 11 matches in the Coppa Italia.
  • Duvan Zapata is Atalanta’s top scorer with 22 goals in Serie A this season.
  • Lazio are undefeated in their last 8 matches in the Coppa Italia.
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