Serie A | Juventus vs Atalanta: 5 Talking Points Before Kick Off

Juventus’ recent home goals vs Atalanta

Check out some of the more recent home goals scored by Juventus against Atalanta featuring the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Federico Chiesa.


Juventus vs Atalanta: Line-ups

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Atalanta

Juventus to Hold Their Ground

#1

Separated by four points and as many places in the Serie A standings, Juventus and Atalanta BC meet in Turin on Saturday, with the hosts seeking to make up lost ground on their rivals. Though the Bianconeri – already qualified thanks to a previously flawless record – were thumped by Chelsea in the Champions League, they have won both of their last two league games. Their visitors, meanwhile, sit fourth after a six-game unbeaten run.

#2

Juve ended a three-game winless run in Serie A with a home victory against 10-man Fiorentina at the start of November – registering Allegri’s 200th win at the club in the process – and they followed that up with a 2-0 success against Lazio last weekend, when a penalty in each half from stand-in skipper Leonardo Bonucci secured three precious points.

#3

Precedent is certainly in favour of Juve making it three on the spin this weekend, as they are unbeaten in their last 24 home games against Atalanta in Serie A – winning on 18 occasions. However, that may count for little when they come face to face with one of Calcio’s form sides, who remain unbeaten on the road.

#4

Though they have drawn three of their five group games in pursuit of a third consecutive qualification for the last 16, Atalanta are faring better in the league, and back-to-back wins against lowly Cagliari and Spezia keep them in contention for a wide-open Scudetto race.

#5

A tally of 17 goals from their last six outings in all competitions suggests that they are also back to their free-scoring best, and they have netted twice the number of open-play goals that Juventus have managed in Serie A this season, ahead of the clubs’ clash at the Allianz Stadium.

DPP Verdict

Despite their stumble in Switzerland this week, Atalanta’s away form this season has been mightily impressive, so they can take a point home from Turin to keep Juventus at bay in the ongoing contest for a top-four position. La Dea’s customary attacking width can cause problems for an often unbalanced Juve midfield, but they may come up just short of a first win at the Old Lady’s home ground since the turn of the century.