Atalanta is happy with the season
Officially, Gian Piero Gasperini said that even if they did not win this cup, the season was successful.
But it would still be like the icing on the cake.
This is undoubtedly so, because Atalanta is guaranteed to be a participant in the Champions League once again.
Maybe the only question is whether as runners-up or in one of the lower two places in the Serie A standings.
Juventus dares for the cup
The Italian Cup is the last lifeline for Andrea Pirlo to justify the somewhat weak season.
Most likely, Juventus will miss the Champions League. Because they have to rely on mistakes from Milan and Napoli.
Without at least the Cup, besides Pirlo, Cristiano Ronaldo will surely leave.
Prediction for Atalanta - Juventus
When they hear the name Atalanta, all football fans immediately imagine a high performance. And not without reason.
These 90 goals scored, and for the second time in a row, make them again one of the most attractive teams in the Top 5 European Championships.
The big problem is that we are now talking about the final cup match. And as I have mentioned many times, the laws here are different.
I can't rely on any general trends from the last meetings of the two teams. The more distant ones have no weight.
Otherwise, probably the self-confidence of the players from both teams is equally high.
For Atalanta because of everything so far. And for not losing to Juventus this season.
Torino are happy with the victory in the Derby for Italy.
Even the stars and talents in both teams are so many that each of them can make a difference in the match.
How then to predict this match at all?
In my opinion, the only thing we can really tackle are the two matches played for the season. And do you know why?
Well, because Andrea Pirlo has built an attitude to play against Atalanta, from which he will not back down in this match.
In fact, it is this uniformity that is one of the main criticisms of it. And some even call it a tactical incompetence.
Either way, Pirlo will play 4-4-2 against Atalanta. Gasperini used 3-4-1-2 against them.
And what happens on the field?
Juventus play in attack on the wings, where it creates situations with numerical superiority.
Near the opponent's goal there are constant centerings from the flanks to the penalty area.
Where at least 3 of their players enter.
This uniformity is constant in attacks.
In defense, the midfielder stands close to each other in the center.
Again, the goal is to force the opponent to attack on the flank. Where the fullbacks are already located.
Atalanta, on the other hand, amazes all specialists with its constant striving to form a "diamond" everywhere on the field.
Thus, the player with the ball always has 3 options for a pass.
They defend themselves with a high personal press. As soon as they regain control.
In short, we have already watched this match twice. And the results were 1-0 and 1-1.
Why have more than 3 goals now?
I will use the good odds for something that is more likely.
Average bet for this forecast, just because it's still a 50/50 market.
At least I will not participate in the lottery on the 1X2 market.
Top facts and statistics
- Atalanta have not lost in their last 10 games: 8-2-0.
- Atalanta have lost just 1 of their last 7 games against Juve: 2-4-1.
- Juventus have lost just 1 of their last 6 games: 4-1-1.
- There are over 2.5 goals in the last 4 games of Juventus.
- There are goals / goals in 4 of the last 5 matches between the two teams.