Atalanta vs Juventus by Enzo
Atalanta didn't look that well during all ninety minutes, but the team still managed to get a three pointer in 3:2 victory at home against Bologna last Saturday evening. They entered really strong into the match and took the double lead within first fifteen minutes thanks to goals from Conti and Freuler, however the things weren't that easy.
Players of Bologna reduced the deficit just couple of minutes later via Destro, while the visitors even deservedly scored equalizer in 61st minute via Di Franscesco, while the hosts still managed to seal the victory via Caldara in 75th minute - in a game that could have easy gone different way. The team remained at fifth position, having just a point less than fourth placed Lazio and remains in need of points since sixth placed Milan has just five points less.
Home team should be playing in some version of 3-4-2-1 formation, using Petagna as number nine and central striker, but also with Gomez and Kurtic as offensive midfielders. Defender Boukary Drame (10/0) is injured, same as central back Ervin Zukanovic (19/0).
Juventus, on the other side, took a comfortable victory at home last Friday evening, as the team welcomed Genoa and outplayed them with 4:0 result. They had a strong entrance into the match and had a three goals lead already at the halftime, via an own goal and goals from Dybala and Mandzukic.
Bonucci sealed their victory in 64th minute, while it was obvious that the players of Juventus entered the second halftime being satisfied with the result and with an idea to save the energy as much as they can. They remain first at the table, having eight points more than second placed Roma and a victory here would bring them even closer to the title with only four rounds left to be played after this clash.
Juventus is set to play in some version of 4-2-3-1 formation, with Higuain as central striker and Cuadrado, Dybala and Mandzukic just behind his back. Their coach confirmed he will play with the strongest starting lineup here. Offensive midfielder Marko Pjaca (14/0), central defender Daniele Rugani (15/2) and forward Moise Kean (2/0) remain injured.
- Juventus have won their last 14 matches against Atalanta.
- Juventus have scored at least 2 goals in their last 6 matches against Atalanta.
Atalanta managed to get a victory over Bologna, but with some obvious defensive gaps during the match. Juventus comes here with the best possible squad and should be able to seal the three pointer, but I see a home side also being very threatening and scoring once at least in the progress.