On Wednesday, January 27, 2021, the Gewiss Stadium hosts Atalanta vs Lazio in the Quarter-Finals of the 2020/21 Coppa Italia.
In the ten times that the two clubs have played each other in Coppa Italia, the Biancocelesti have won on four occasions, the Dea have won two occasions and there have been four draws. When playing at home, Atalanta has a record of 1W-3D-2L against Lazio.
As it stands in Serie A, the Biancocelesti sit in seventh with a record of 10W-4D-5L (34 points) and the Nerazzurri sit in fifth with a record of 10W-6D-3L (36 points).
Expected Starting Lineups
Lazio (3-5-2): Reina; Patric, Hoedt, Acerbi; Marusic, Akpa Akpro, Escalante, Milinkovic-Savic, Fares; Pereira, Muriqi
- Unavailable: Proto, Luiz Felipe, Luis Alberto, Strakosha, Lucas Leiva
Atalanta (3-4-2-1): Sportiello; Toloi, Palomino, Djimsiti; Maehle, Pessina, Freuler, Gosens; Malinovskyi, Miranchuk; Muriel
- Unavailable: Pasalic
Team News & Prediction
This match takes place after Lazio won 2-1 against Sassuolo at the Stadio Olimpico in Matchday 19 of the 2020/21 Serie A. It was a great result from the Biancocelesti, who put forth a solid performance and capitalized on their chances to come back and win the match after going down early. With this result, they picked up their fourth consecutive win in the top flight of Italian football and their fifth straight victory in all competitions.
In Atalanta’s recent match against AC Milan, they won 3-0 at the San Siro. After two disappointing draws to Genoa and Udinese, where they scored just one goal between both fixtures, they displayed their high-octane offense against the Rossoneri. This victory moved Atalanta up to fifth place in the standings, just seven points back of Milan for first place.
This will be Lazio and Atalanta’s first of two meetings this week at the Gewiss Stadium. They play each other back-to-back in the Coppa Italia and Serie A in what will be two eventful clashes without a doubt.
While in recent times, Simone Inzaghi’s side has arguably shown the better form, Gian Piero Gasperini’s team is currently on a 13 game undefeated streak in all competitions. In addition, despite Lazio winning just once in the past eight meetings in all competitions versus Atalanta, the last time these two sides met in the Coppa Italia was back in May 2019, when Lazio won 2-0 to win their seventh Coppa Italia.
Therefore, if Lazio are to advance to the Semi-Finals, they will need to be highly motivated, not let their guard down and be much better defensively against an Atalanta side who have several proven goalscorers in their team and will be looking to get their revenge.
Atalanta vs Lazio: 2-1