Fiorentina and Atalanta measure forces at Stadio Artemio Franchi, in a match for this phase of the Coppa Italia (8th Finals). In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 4 wins and 3 draws in the last 7 games. However, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 27-02-2019, in a match for Coppa Italia that ended in a draw for (3‑3). The goals of the match were scored by F. Chiesa (33 ‘), M. Benassi (36’) and L. Muriel (79 ‘), for Fiorentina, and A. Gómez (16′), M. Pašalić (18 ‘) and M. de Roon (58 ‘), for Atalanta. In this match, the home factor may be decisive, since Fiorentina has considerable differences in its results at home and as a visitor.
The home team reaches this stage of Coppa Italia (8th Finals) after having played previous qualifiers with: Cittadella and AC Monza. This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 games he has 4 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses as a visitor, with 18 goals scored and 23 suffered; against 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses in his stadium, with 26 goals scored and 17 suffered. In the last match he played, for Serie A, he won SPAL at home by (1‑0). In its last 10 home games, Fiorentina records 5 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses. His defense has not been very solid, since he suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 games, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games.
Fiorentina comes to this match after a 1-0 victory against SPAL, returning to the wins after four consecutive official games without tasting the taste of victory: Pezzella scored the team’s only goal. In the previous round of the Italian Cup, the home team eliminated Monza and Cittadella. In this home game, coach Giuseppe Iachini should play 3-5-2, for the benefit of a low block and fast transitions: Chiesa is responsible for throwing panic on the opponent’s defensive line. Dusan Vlahovic is the top scorer of Fiorentina in several competitions, with 5 goals scored. For this match, the local coach cannot count on Frack Ribéry, due to an injury.
The visiting team will make its debut in this edition of Coppa Italia with the intention of conquering a positive result, taking advantage of the home factor. This is a team that presents similar results at home and abroad, so it is not usually affected by the home factor, since in the last 30 matches it records 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses as a visitor; against 8 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses in his stadium. In the last match he played, for Serie A, he tied with Internazionale out for (1‑1). In its last 10 away games Atalanta records 4 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses. His attack has scored regularly, as he scored goals in 9 of the last 10 games. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 45 of their last 52 matches have ended with Over 1.5 goals and 34 out of 52 have ended with Over 2.5 goals. In 15 games, he only got 2 comebacks in the 7 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Atalanta comes to this match after a 1-1 draw against Inter Milan, ending two consecutive victories in the league: Gosens scored the team’s only goal. This is the first Atalanta match in the Italian Cup. Usually, coach Gian Piero Gasperini plays 3-5-2, with Zapata and Luis Muriel as the most offensive references of the team: the last player mentioned is the top scorer of Atalanta, with 11 goals scored. For this game, the coach can count on all his players.