Atalanta’s Impressive Run Continues with Coppa Italia Victory
Atalanta’s remarkable start to 2024 continued as they staged a comeback to knock out AC Milan from the Coppa Italia at the San Siro on Wednesday, securing their place in the semi-finals. Coach Gian Piero Gasperini hailed the achievement as “remarkable” for La Dea, who have extended their unbeaten run to four matches across all competitions (W3, D1) – their longest streak since early October.
Not only are Atalanta excelling in the Coppa Italia, but they are also making significant progress in Serie A. Currently occupying a top-six position, they are in a strong position to push towards the top-four after securing a hard-fought 1-1 draw against Roma in their last league outing. With just one defeat in their last five league matches (W3, D1), Atalanta’s confidence is high. Their home form is particularly impressive, with a four-match winning streak and three instances of scoring three or more goals.
On the other hand, Frosinone is enduring their worst winless streak of the season so far (L4). Eusebio Di Francesco’s side suffered a heavy 4-0 defeat to Juventus in the Coppa Italia, highlighting their struggle to defend against top-quality opposition. They have conceded an average of three goals in their last four defeats. Although Frosinone currently sits five points clear of the relegation zone, their poor away form is a cause for concern. With just two draws and seven losses on their travels, they have collected the fewest points away from home in the league.
Furthermore, Frosinone’s previous visits to Atalanta have been disappointing, with two defeats without scoring a goal. This record does not bode well for their chances in the upcoming match. The Frosinone faithful are aware that their team needs to improve on the road to avoid being dragged further into the relegation battle.
In terms of players to watch, Teun Koopmeiners has been in exceptional form for Atalanta, scoring their last three goals. Five of his six goals this season have come before halftime, showcasing his ability to make an early impact. On the other side, Abdou Harroui has been a key contributor for Frosinone, scoring twice in their last five matches. His goal in their impressive 4-0 victory against Napoli demonstrated his ability to find the back of the net.
A notable statistic for Atalanta is their proficiency in the second half of matches. They have scored 20 of their 30 Serie A goals this season in the second half, indicating their ability to maintain intensity and make a significant impact after the break.
In conclusion, Atalanta’s fine form in 2024 shows no signs of slowing down. Their recent victory against AC Milan in the Coppa Italia is a testament to their quality and determination. Frosinone, on the other hand, faces an uphill battle as they struggle to find their form and secure points on the road. With Atalanta’s impressive home record and a strong attacking lineup, it seems unlikely that Frosinone will be able to turn their fortunes around in this upcoming match.