Our prediction for this Coppa Italia match:
Stadio Artemio Franchi will host Wednesday’s football game between Fiorentina and Atalanta, the two teams who face each other in the Coppa Italia last 16. Fiorentina aim to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over SPAL, but they face an uphill task in the Italian Cup clash against the in-form Orobici.
The Viola did well to put an end to their eight-game winless run in the Serie A, with the team regaining a much-needed confidence. Atalanta, on the other hand, showed character in a 1-1 draw with Inter, with the team coming from behind to share the spoils with the Nerazzurri in Milano. Seeing that the Orobici are likely to stick to their attacking style of play against Fiorentina, we believe that punters can find value in backing both teams to score. In their last meeting in a competitive match the two teams played out a 2-2 draw.
Highlighted Player (Khouma Babacar):
Born in Thies, Senegal on March 17, 1993, Khouma Babacar is a striker who started his youth career at Rail at the age of 12. In 2007 he moved to Pescara, but he stayed at the club’s football school for only one year. In 2008 Khouma Babacar joined Fiorentina youth academy and he continued playing for the Viola at senior level.
Before joining Sassuolo in 2018, the Senegal international played for the likes of Racing Santander, Padova and Modena on loan and after scoring 7 goals in 29 appearances in the Serie A for the Neroverdi, the 191-cm-tall forward moved to Lecce.
Babacar made his debut for the Giallorossi in the Serie A in a 2-1 win at Torino, coming as a substitute for Gianluca Lapadula in the second half of the game. The Lecce centre-forward made his debut for Senegal on March 27, 2017 in a friendly with Ivory Coast.
Highlighted Team (Atalanta):
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.