Atalanta vs JuventusSerie A, KO: 20:00 May 19, 2021, MAPEI Stadium
With the Italian Serie A title already decided, Atalanta and Juventus have a chance to claim some silverware when they square off in the Coppa Italia final at MAPEI Stadium. Both teams have struggled defensively in the final few weeks of the season and should serve up goals on Wednesday.
Atalanta warmed up for the final with a 4-3 Serie A victory over Genoa on Saturday to qualify for next season's Champions League. They raced to a three-goal lead before the break through Duvan Zapata, Ruslan Malinovskyi and Robin Gosens while Mario Pasalic added the fourth in the second half.
It was a fairly straightforward route to the Coppa Italia final for Atalanta as they knocked off Cagliari and Lazio before meeting Napoli in the Semi-finals. After a 0-0 draw in the first leg against the Naples club, they claimed a 3-1 victory in Bergamo to book their place in Wednesday’s clash.
Manager Gian Piero Gasperini will be satisfied with the build up to the final having gone unbeaten in their last 10 matches. They remain the leading scorers in the Italian topflight but are often shaky at the back and have conceded five goals in their last three matches.
Juventus will head into Wednesday’s clash with full of confidence after claiming a 3-2 victory over champions Inter Milan in their last Serie A fixture. Juan Cuadrado scored the winner two minutes from time after an earlier effort and a first half opener from Cristiano Ronaldo had been cancelled out by the Nerazzurri.
Having endured a disappointing title defence, Juventus have a chance to end the season with some silverware. They reached the final of the Coppa Italia after claiming a 2-1 aggregate victory over Inter Milan in the last four.
The build up to Wednesday’s final has been patchy for Andrea Pirlo’s team but they still head into the encounter with three wins from their last four matches. Like Atalanta, they have also struggled defensively with eight goals conceded in their last three matches.
How the bookies view it
The bookies are split on this one but Atalanta have been given the slight edge at 28/17 with Vbet. A victory for Juventus is valued at 7/4 by Unibet while a draw is set at 38/15 with Vbet.
Head to head
Juventus have a 32-4 advantage with 12 draws from 48 previous matches against Atalanta. The Bergamo club were unbeaten in the two meetings this season, playing out a 1-1 draw in Turin before winning 1-0 at home.
Players to watch
Atalanta have scored the most goals in Serie A this season with Duvan Zapata and Luis Muriel combining for 11 goals in their last 10 matches. With both men featuring in attack, the Bergamo club could be backed to produce over 1.5 goals at 11/10 with bet365.
Juventus have attacking quality of their own, particularly with Cristiano Ronaldo, who has scored four goals in his last four matches. With the likes of Alvaro Morata and Paulo Dybala providing support, the Turin club have the quality to produce over 1.5 goals at 7/5 with Red Zone.
Anything else catch the eye?
Both teams produced over 4.5 goals in their last fixtures and a similar outcome is priced at 5/1 by BetVictor. The same firm has over 3.5 goals at 21/10, over 2.5 goals is valued at 5/6 by SBK who are also offering 11/17 on both teams to score.
Both teams could be backed to score in the second half at 2/1 with Paddy Power while the second half could be picked as the highest scoring half at 6/5 with Sport Nation.
This Serie A match between Atalanta and Juventus will be played on May 19, 2021 and kick off at 20:00. Check below for our tipsters best Atalanta vs Juventus prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.