Among many trophies in their cabinet, Juventus are looking to add to 14 Coppa Italia titles

Coppa Italia trophy is at stakes on Wednesday evening as Atalanta and Juventus take on each other in the big final at Stadio Olimpico in Rome. Among many trophies in their cabinet, Juventus are looking to add to 14 Coppa Italia titles. Atalanta, on the other side, have only managed to lift a single trophy in their history, the 1962/63 Coppa Italia.

Atalanta won six and drew one of the last seven outings across competitions. Juventus go into this winless in six subsequent games in all competitions. None of Juventus’ last three league matches provided three or more goals.

Atalanta will go into the game in much higher spirits. Gianpiero Gasperini’s men continued with their hot run of form despite a very difficult schedule in recent weeks. They saw off Roma in a massive six-pointer in the battle for the top five finish on Sunday. Charles De Ketelaere was the hero in a 2-1 win. The Belgian completed a first-half brace at Gewiss Stadium.

The story is completely opposite with Juventus. They extended their winless thread to six fixtures on Sunday. The Vecchia Signora barely avoided a defeat in a 1-1 draw against the rock-bottomed Salernitana three days ago at Allianz Stadium. Adrien Rabiot was the saviour. The French midfielder scored the last-gasp equalizer in the stoppage time of the affair.

Five of the previous six head-to-head games between these rivals ended in draws. The run includes a 1-1 stalemate in the clash played two months ago in Turin. Only two of the previous seven H2H encounters between Atalanta and Juventus provided three or more goals.

Atalanta are flying high with six wins and a draw in the last seven games across competitions. The run includes a 3.0 drubbing of Marseille six days ago in the return leg of the UEFA Europa League semi-final. It also involves a 4-1 thumping of Fiorentina in the reverse match of the Coppa Italia semi-final in Bergamo.

The Dea also looked phenomenal in the weekend’s Serie A victory over Roma. The fact that Atalanta almost registered an xG of 4.00 on the occasion says enough about their current form. Juventus, on the other side, enter this off the back of six straight games without a win across competitions.

The culmination of their poor run of form came three days ago in a dismal 1-1 draw to last-placed Salernitana. We have to take Atalanta to win at the 2.70 odds in these circumstances.

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