Our prediction for this Coppa Italia match:
Sardegna Arena will host Monday’s football game between Cagliari and Atalanta. Cagliari kicked off their Italian Cup campaign with a 2-1 win over Palermo and they defeated Chievo Verona on the road in the last 32 of the competition. The Rossoblu aim to give fans yet another reason for celebration, but beating the high-flying Orobici is easier said than done. Atalanta rolled over Sassuolo 6-2 on the road in their last league match, so it is no surprise they are considered favourites to win the Sardegna Arena clash. The Orobici are likely to stick to their attacking style of play against Cagliari and seeing that the hosts do not seem to be on top of their game at the moment, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the visitors. A man to watch in the away team will be Duvan Zapata, who has been scoring goals for fun of late.
Highlighted Player (Joao Pedro):
Joao Pedro played for Atletico Mineiro during his youth career and he made no less than 11 appearances for the club at senior level. The Brazilian footballer, who was born on 9 March, 1992 in Ipatinga, signed a deal with Palermo on 30 August, 2010 and he made his debut for the Sicilian outfit in the Serie A on 17 January, 2011.
He came as a substitute to replace Josip Ilicic in a 3-1 defeat to Cagliari. On 29 January, 2011 he joined Vitoria Guimaraes on loan and on 19 August he was loaned to Penarol of Uruguay. After ending his loan spell with the Uruguayan team, the Brazilian midfielder joined Santos and he played 10 games for the Brazilian team.
On 1 July he signed a contract with Estoril and he moved to Cagliari at the end of the season. Joao Pedro has 11 caps for Brazil U17 and he scored one goal for the national team.
Highlighted Team (Atalanta Bergamo):
Atalanta Bergamasco Calcio, better known as Atalanta Bergamo is an Italian football club from Bergamo which was founded in 1907 and is currently active in the Serie A.
The club host it’s home games in the Atleti Azzuri d’Italia stadium which holds a capacity of 27 000 sats. The club colors of Atalanta Bergamo are blue and black. Atalanta Bergamo holds the nickname Nerazzuri which is the same as Inter Milan.
Biggest succes of Atalanta Bergamo was in 1963 where the club managed to win the national cup (Coppa Italia). Atalanta won the Serie B three times (in 1959, 1984, 2006 and 2011). In Europe the club from Bergamo managed to stunt and reached the semi finals of the Europe Cup 2.