Lazio hope to end a run of two losing appearances in the Coppa Italia final when they face Atalanta in the 2019 tournament at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on Wednesday.
The Eagles are set to play their fourth Coppa Italia final in seven years, though they've failed in each attempt since they won the competition in 2013.
Atalanta, who won the Coppa in 1963 and have twice finished as runners-up since, are set to make their return to the final after 23 years away.
La Dea beat Lazio 3-1 when the two teams met in Rome on May 5, a result that helped their hopes of a place in next season's UEFA Champions League.
Fourth-place Atalanta have greater aspirations, but victory on Wednesday could grant Lazio—currently eighth in Serie A—automatic qualification for the group stage of next season's UEFA Europa League.
Date: Wednesday, May 15
Time: 7:45 p.m. BST/2:45 p.m. ET
Venue: Stadio Olimpico, Rome
TV Info: BT Sport 1 (UK), ESPN2 (U.S.), ESPN Deportes (U.S.)
Atalanta recently proved they can beat Lazio on their own soil, which poses a dilemma for Eagles manager Simone Inzaghi in regard to what he can do differently this time around.
La Dea have achieved a league double over their Rome rivals this season—they won 1-0 at home in December—and have won their last five games in all competitions, while Lazio have lost their last two home matches.
Dutch midfielder Marten de Roon celebrated The Goddess' recent victory in the Italian capital, with Atalanta within touching distance of Champions League qualification:
The Eagles have won the Coppa Italia on six occasions and triumphed in the majority of their 10 final appearances. It's worth noting the last two of those (2015, 2017) both came against Juventus, who recently sealed their eighth successive Scudetto.
Despite losing to Atalanta recently, Inzaghi's men returned to winning ways with a 2-1 victory at Cagliari on Saturday when Luis Alberto capped off a fine opener, via Premier Sports:
Both teams have two games left on their Serie A schedules but will put league commitments to one side as they eye an opportunity to add a rare major trophy to their cabinet.
One star Atalanta will be relying on is striker Duvan Zapata—on loan from Sampdoria—who has enjoyed a breakout term with the club and has 27 goals in all competitions.
The Colombian has 22 goals in Serie A and is within reach of breaking a club record despite being on temporary deal, per OptaPaolo:
Manager Gian Piero Gasperini has engineered a frightening Atalanta attack that has scored a Serie A high of 73 goals this season, and their 13-match unbeaten streak looks fearsome ahead of the final.
Lazio will need to make fast improvements on their recent loss to La Dea if they are to add a seventh Coppa Italia crown to their collection.