Perhaps a welcome break from league football as Atalanta & Cagliari face off to decide who makes it to next stage of the Coppa Italia. All the pre-match information is available here!
There has not been much time to rest for the guests, as they played a Serie A game only four days ago. That game, against Fiorentina, was also an away game. It's a tiring schedule for Cagliari.
Cagliari have a very long trip to this away game, as there's more than 900 kilometers in distance to cover. This could prove a challenge, at least for the supporters.
Atalanta form and statsAtalanta was eliminated in the 8th finals last season in the Coppa Italia.
The home supporters can't complain about results here at KKWing Stadium as Atalanta have scored 22 goals to get 16 points from 8 games. The overall stats in the Serie A are 5-1-2 (wins-draws-losses). Atalanta has won so many consecutive home games (four in a row) that they struggle to remember the last time points were lost here at KKWing Stadium. We remember; it was Hellas Verona.
It's back home for Atalanta, who return with a good feeling about themselves after beating Benevento away with the result 4-1. Rafael Tolói, Josip Iličić, Duván Zapata and Luis Muriel found the net in that victory. Before that, Atalanta had a Serie A home game versus Parma which ended with a victory 3-0.
Another home game is coming up fairly shortly for the hosts, as Genoa are coming to town in three days.
Atalanta are an "over 2,5 goals" team alone here at KKWing Stadium in their league games, having scored an impressive 22 goals in 8 matches. Atalanta's goalkeeper has had to pick the ball out of their own net 10 times. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only -1 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 home matches.
Cagliari form and statsThey also participated in Coppa Italia last season. This ended in the 8th finals.
Cagliari have only collected 6 points from their away games in the Serie A, after 1-3-5 (9 played). The sun doesn’t shine and the birds do not sing for Cagliari, who have now gone ten games without a victory. The Sampdoria game was their last win and it’s been a dry spell since. Cagliari seem to be suffering from homesickness with two consecutive losses away. Third time lucky?
Two away games in a row for Cagliari, who will hope to get a better result in this one after losing 0-1 versus Fiorentina in the Serie A. A 1-2 loss hosting Benevento before that.
With the home team given a winning probability of about 80% by the bookmakers, any positive result for the visitors would be a surprise. Checking earlier matches with similar odds with Cagliari as the away team, we found six results. Statistics from these were one away win, zero draws and five defeats. The outsiders lost four of these games by at least two goals.
A new game in only four days for Cagliari, the Serie A home match versus Milan. Busy days.
Cagliari have scored 11 goals on their travels this season, from 9 away games in the league. For Cagliari, more than two goals on average per game end up in their own net. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only -1 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.
Head 2 HeadAtalanta-Cagliari H2H statistics last ten meetings regardless of arena: Atalanta five wins, Cagliari five wins, zero draws. three of these ten matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).
L. Muriel Fruto
J. dos Santos Galvão
D. Zapata Banguera
Atalanta missing players
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|96%||100%||Over 0.5||O 0.5||91%||96%|
|92%||100%||Over 1.5||O 1.5||82%||84%|
|68%||71%||Over 2.5||O 2.5||55%||52%|
|52%||50%||Over 3.5||O 3.5||36%||36%|
|36%||36%||Over 4.5||O 4.5||36%||24%|
|24%||14%||Clean Sheets||C S||9%||16%|
|16%||21%||Failed to Score||F T||36%||24%|
|0||0||Corners for (avg)||C F||0||0|
|0||0||Corners against (avg)||C A||0||0|
|2||2||Yellow cards (avg)||Y C||1.9||1.9|
|0||0||Red cards||R C||0||3|
|15.5||16.4||Shots (avg)||S (||8.5||10.1|
|6||6.1||Shots on Target (avg)||S O||3||3.7|
|36%||33%||Goal Efficiency||G E||36%||34%|