The difference in structure between the two clubs couldn’t be starker as they get ready to meet at the Gewiss this week, with the hosts’ present hot dash of nine points from nine including 12 goals scored lifting them into fifth spot in the Serie A standings and the meeting Isolani winless since early November. Winning Sassuolo, Parma and Benevento to begin the schedule year has solidified Atalanta’s upswing in structure since fixing Champions League progress in Amsterdam a month ago.
Their league absolute of 40 goals is bettered simply by Inter, as last term’s key heroes Josip Ilicic and Duvan Zapata have as of late got back to excellent condition the Slovenian star has enrolled three assists and one goal in his last three games, while Colombian superstar Zapata has hit the net four times and gave one assist during a similar period.
Gasperini’s side dispatch their journey for a first Coppa in quite a while in the fifth round because of completing among Serie A’s top eight last season and a potential quarter-final against one or the other Lazio or Parma anticipates the overachieving however silverware starved Nerazzurri in the not so distant future.
The way that Cagliari’s last visit to Bergamo prior this season was a 5-2 pounding says a lot about the idea of the Sardinian side’s season up until now.
Truth be told, just cup progress in the past rounds against Cremonese and afterward too flight matches Verona has carried a lot of light to what exactly is forming into an awful spell.
Since fixing their fifth round spot in November, Eusebio Di Francesco’s group have left on a run of four draws and five defeats in their next nine Serie A games to slip dangerously near the relegation zone toward the beginning of 2021.
Enduring an under fire Di Francesco has discussed his anxiety about late outcomes yet additionally focused on the natural hold back of battling administrators that his men are basically not getting the points their exhibitions merit.
Profoundly appraised players, for example, striker Giovanni Simeone and excessive winger Riccardo Sottil, whose father Andrea lifted the Coppa with both Torino and Fiorentina during the 1990s, have so far complimented to bamboozle however.
It is frequently said that cup runs assemble certainty, yet to acquire such a woefully required lift this week, Cagliari should beat an in-structure Atalanta whose past manifestations have won eight out of the 11 past Coppa experiences between the clubs, the latest of which was in January 2019.
As of now conceding at a pace of two goals for each game in the group, this isn’t really the best an ideal opportunity to confront perhaps the most familiar attacks on the landmass.
Whichever XI Gian Piero Gasperini fields, they make certain to share his unwavering obligation to attacj especially in the information that one of Serie A’s most exceedingly terrible defense are coming to town.
Just the reward of a trophy is absent from this amazing period in Atalanta’s set of experiences, so they ought to be extra propelled to seal a spot in the last eight. Hence, we predict a win for Atlanta.