Atalanta vs Juventus Preview
Atalanta faces Juventus in one of the most important matches of the season for both of these teams. It seems that the Old Lady can’t defend the title, as Inter sits 12 points ahead in the standings. But what is far more dangerous are the prospects of them falling out of the UEFA Champions League zone that is the top four places in the Serie A. At the moment, they and Atalanta are just one point apart, with the note that Napoli, who sits fifth, is three points behind the Old Lady. This might be the official ending of Juventus’ long reign of Italian football.
Atalanta vs Juventus Schedule
- Where: Gewiss Stadium, Bergamo, Italy
- When: Sunday, April, 18, 9am ET
- How to Watch: DAZN, Sky Sport
Atalanta vs Juventus Odds
La Dea’s Superb Attack
Once again, the team from Bergamo has the most potent attack in the Italian Serie A, and leads the way with 71 scored goals in 30 matches. Though we need to mention that this total would have been even better if it weren’t for that dispute between the board and the former captain Papu Gomez who left the team this winter.
Atalanta is excellent at home lately, having four consecutive Serie A wins, after a period in which La Dea struggled to provide consistency, losing some valuable points at Gewiss, against the teams such as Genoa or Torino.
In these previous four wins, Gasperini’s crew scored at least three times, with the total goal difference 15-6. All those events saw over 3.5 goals and both teams scoring.
Hateboer and Romero are the only ones who won’t play, according to the latest information.
Juve Standing on the Edge
The Italian champions, who, by the way, won’t defend the title, are falling apart. After being eliminated by Porto in the UEFA Champions League round of 16, Andrea Pirlo’s guys lost at Allianz Stadium to Benevento, 0-1, and after that played 2-2 against the fiercest rivals, Torino.
The Old Lady managed to bounce back following this series of colossal blows, defeating Napoli and Genoa at home, but even in those games, Ronaldo and the boys weren’t that persuasive.
Juventus’ defense is not consistent as before, which is evident in the recent few games. They kept clean sheets just once in nine matches, which is terrible for their standards.
Bernardeschi is unavailable for Juve.
Atalanta vs Juventus Head to Head
The first match of the year in Turin ended without winners, 1-1. Chiesa scored the opening goal for the hosts, while Freuler leveled 12 minutes inside the second half.
Atalanta vs Juventus Prediction and Pick
Our best bet, in this case, is both teams to score and over 2.5 goals. The odds are quite solid when looking at the overall situation, -125. On one side, we have the best attack in the league going against one very vulnerable defense. Meanwhile, Juve has Ronaldo, and the rest of the crew upfront seems solid, so we expect them too to find a way to the rival’s back of the net.
Pick: Over 2.5 goals and both teams to score