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The stakes are high ahead of Wednesday’s clash with a title shot on the line. Neither of the two sides will get close to the Serie A trophy at the end of the season and the cup silverware may likely be their only chance for a title this term. We fancy Atalanta to come on top because of their strong display in the first leg.
Also, Gianpiero Gasperini’s troops have been scoring goals for fun lately on the home patch. They notched three or more goals in seven of the last nine games in all competitions at Gewiss Stadium. The home win is paid at the 1.85 odds.
We can hardly imagine a low-scoring scenario to happen once again here as both teams played high-scoring contests at the weekend. You can have the Over 2.5 goals FT & Both Teams To Score pick at the 1.83 odds.
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Atalanta vs Napoli Preview:
We will get the second Coppa Italia finalist on Wednesday evening when Atalanta and Napoli take on each other in the reverse fixture of their semi-final tie at Gewiss Stadium.
Neither of the two sides were successful in their respective league matches at the weekend. La Dea shockingly dropped a three-goal lead to get just one point from the home encounter with Torino (a 3-3 draw).
The Partinopei, on the other side, fell 2-1 at Genoa. It is worth mentioning that Gennaro Gattuso left his stalwart winger Lorenzo Insigne on the bench (only came on just before the hour-mark) to give him a rest ahead of the second leg of the cup semi-final against Atalanta.
Atalanta have a dilemma to solve regarding their influential wing-back position, as both Joakim Maehle and Hans Hateboer are set to miss out on Wednesday. Centre-back Rafael Toloi adapted to a role on the right in the second half against Torino and could continue to cover. If not, young Matteo Ruggeri would come in.
As Cristian Romero is suspended, Mattia Caldara and Jose Luis Palomino will compete for a place in Gian Piero Gasperini’s three-man defence.
Recently returned from injury, Mario Pasalic is a strong candidate to play in support of striker Duvan Zapata, as Josip Ilicic and Ruslan Malinovskyi are at risk of being banned for the final – should they get there – due to accumulation of bookings.
Visiting coach Gennaro Gattuso is not expected to retain the three-man back line he employed in Naples, particularly as Kalidou Koulibaly is absent due to COVID-19. Back-up defensive pair Amir Rrahmani and Nikola Maksimovic must instead step up to the plate, given that Kostas Manolas is also out of action until the end of the month.
Still quarantined, Faouzi Ghoulam is ruled out, with Dries Mertens and Fabian Ruiz – just returned from self-isolation himself – doubtful to start.
Series: Italy – Coppa Italia 2020-21
Match: Atalanta vs Napoli
Date: Wednesday, 10 February 2021
Venue: Gewiss Stadium, Bergamo
Time: 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET / 00:45 PST
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Atalanta vs Napoli HEAD to HEAD:
- Napoli still lead the head to head tie by two wins ahead of their 45th meeting with La Dea.
- Four of the last six head to head encounters saw the Over 2.5 goals FT& Both Teams To Score option “coming in”.
- Napoli claimed a 4-1 win when the two outfits locked horns in the first part of Serie A, in mid-October last year.
Probable Starting 11 Players:
Atalanta: Gollini; Toloi, Palomino, Djimsiti; Ruggeri, De Roon, Freuler, Gosens; Pasalic, Ilicic; Zapata
Napoli: Ospina; Di Lorenzo, Maksimovic, Rrahmani, Hysaj; Elmas, Bakayoko, Zielinski; Politano, Lozano, Insigne
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