In order to find Atalanta’s last major success you would have to go back to the 2010/11 season when the team claimed the Serie B title. However, you would have to go back 56 years to find their last Coppa Italia triumph.
On a sunny Sunday afternoon in 1963, Angelo Domenghini scored a hat-trick as his side went on to beat Torino and lift their first Coppa Italia.
This is one of very few moments in which Atalanta fans were able to watch their side lift serious silverware. Since then, the team has been to the 1987 and 1996 finals but came up short in both.
Their third attempt will most likely present Gian Piero Gasperini’s men with their best opportunity to finally win the cup and end over half a decade of hurt.
The reason why is because they will be taking on an-out-of-form Lazio side. Simone Inzaghi’s men have won four of their last nine games which is certainly not great form for a side which is expected to be in the top six come the end of the Serie A season.
Atalanta, on the other hand, have been playing teams off the park in recent weeks. Juventus, Napoli and Lazio themselves are just some of the sides that have already had to experience the full force of the Goddess.
Looking at the betting, it is Lazio who come into this game as the favourites. With Atalanta offering more value, they are the recommendation in this game at 7/4.
Atalanta to win – 7/4 bet365*
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