Juventus vs. Atalanta Bergamo / Serie A – In this postponed match of the 26th round of Italian Serie A leading Juventus will face 8th-placed Atalanta at its stadium. Atalanta has even 30 points fewer at the moment but on the other hand can boast with fact that has been undefeated in last five rounds. However, in the same period Juventus won Atalanta even two times in the semi-final of Coppa Italia. We need to add that their match played in Bergamo last autumn had ended as 2-2 draw. Begins: 14.03.2018 – 18:00 CET
However, this league match will be played in Turin where Juventus has nine-game winning streak over Atalanta, and its fans are convinced that their team will win without much trouble all three points now. On top of it, this match comes for Juventus after the latest five-game winning streak, which brought them, among other things, the leading place in the Serie A table and the quarter-finals of the Champions League, after they eliminated in previous round always tough Tottenham.
Regarding the Italian championship, the Bianconeri use in the best possible way Napoli’s mishaps, which won just one point from last two league matches, while at the same time Juventus won Lazio away and Udinese at home, and at the moment it has one point more than the Neapolitans. Let’s add that manager Allegri frequently rotates the starting line-up recently and we expect that he does something similar for this match, which will skip due to injuries only wingers Cuadrado and Bernardeschi.
Probable lineups Juventus: Buffon – Lichtsteiner, Benatia, Chiellini, Alex Sandro – Khedira, Pjanic, Matuidi – Douglas Costa, Higuain, Mandzukic
We have said in the introduction that the guests from Bergamo undefeated in last five rounds of the Serie A, but despite that they have even six points fewer than teams that occupy some of positions that lead to Europe, although 6th-placed Milan has played one match more than they. Atalanata won in those last five league matches Sassuolo and Bologna away and Chievo at home, and it drew with Crotone away and Fiorentina at home.
However, team led by manager Gasperini was active at two more fronts in the same period although it didn’t have much chance against Juventus in the semi-final of the Coppa Italia, which defeated them in both matches by 1-0, while in the round of 32 of the Europa League they were eliminated by Borussia Dortmund, after away defeat by 3-2 and home draw 1-1. Now, all they have to do is to focus on the Serie A and the race for the 6th place. We need to add that currently out of action is only injured stopper Caldara.
Probable lineups Atalanta Bergamo: Berisha – Toloi, Palomino, Masiello – Castagne, de Roon, Freuler, Spinazzola – Cristante – Ilicic, Gomez
Juventus – Atalanta Bergamo PICK
Regardless that Atalanta was undefeated in last five league rounds we need to know that Juventus recently defeated them in both semi-final matches of the Italian Cup, and we expect from new leader of the Serie A to do the same thing in their league match.
Pick: Asian handicap -1 Juventus
Odds: 1.75 at 10bet (down to 1.70 can be played)