Atalanta vs Juventus
Italy – Serie A
Date: Saturday, 23 November 2019
Kick-off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Gewiss Stadium (Bergamo).
Luis Muriel and Duvan Zapata have scored 14 goals combined this season and I can see them ending Atalanta’s two-game dry spell, whilst Juventus, with three world-class strikers on their payroll, should match their numbers and perhaps add more.
Atalanta vs Juventus: Head-to-head (h2h)
Overall Stats (44 games): Atalanta 3 wins, Juventus 31 wins, 10 Draws.
On average 2.95 goals have been scored per game in their meetings at this stadium over the course of history.
Both teams have found the back of the net in six of the last ten head-to-head meetings.
At least three goals have been scored in six of the last eight H2H encounters at this ground.
Both last season’s games have failed to produce a winner (1-1 in Turin, 2-2 in Bergamo)
Atalanta vs Juventus: Predicted Starting Lineups
Atalanta (3-4-2-1): Gollini – Toloi, Palomino, Masiello – Hateboer, de Roon, Freuler, Gosens – Gomez, Pasalic (Zapata), Muriel
Juventus (4-3-1-2): Szczesny – Cuadrado, Bonucci, de Ligt, De Sciglio – Khedira, Bentancur (Pjanic), Rabiot – Ramsey – Dybala, Cristiano Ronaldo
Atalanta vs Juventus: Prediction
Atalanta slipped to fifth position in the Serie A standings following a goalless draw away to struggling Sampdoria. Even though they failed to net a goal in last two outings, the Bergamese are still the league’s most efficient team with 30 goals to their name.
They will be shorthanded against the champions as influential attacking midfielders Josip Ilicic and Ruslan Malinovskiy are suspended, but Colombian hitman Duvan Zapata (29 goals in 44 games since his joined ‘La Dea’) is back in the mix.
The Bianconeri are still at the top after beating AC Milan 1-0 in the previous round, thanks to Paulo Dybala’s late goal. Maurizio Sarri’s side are still one point ahead of archrivals, Inter Milan, and 8pts ahead of Lazio and Cagliari.
The international break surely helped Cristiano Ronaldo to regain his confidence, but Alex Sandro and Miralem Pjanic went down and both of them are highly doubtful for the trip, along with Blaise Matuidi. Giorgio Chiellini is months away from returning to fitness.
The Bergamo-based outfit have an average of 2.8 goals scored per game at home, whilst shipping 1.8 per bout. 80% of their home games had over 2.5 goals and Both teams to score – Yes.
Juventus, 4-2-0 on the road, are averaging 1.17 goals scored per tie on their travels, whilst allowing impressive 0.5 goals per match. Both teams have scored in 50% of their games away from home.
I tend to pick big overs whenever the Bergamese are involved, but I’ll be more careful this time around since both teams are missing important pieces and go for a simple BTTS – Yes.
Luis Muriel and Duvan Zapata have scored 14 goals combined this season and I can see them ending La Dea’s two-game dry spell, whilst Juventus, with three world-class strikers on their payroll, should match their numbers and perhaps add one more.
Going for the action-packed second half as well. Two sides might struggle to find their rhythm from the get-go right after the international break.
Atalanta vs Juventus: Betting Tips
Both teams to score – Yes @ 1.63
Over 1.5 goals in the Second Half @ 2.00.