Preview - Juventus vs Atalanta 25 Feb

Started by aaguerra90, Feb 24, 2018, 03:39 AM

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Match Day 26
Juventus vs Atalanta
Monday, February 25th, 2018
01:00 (GMT +8)
Stadium: Juventus Stadium

Juventus:
Last five matches: W D W W W
Average goals per match: 2.4
Average goals against per match: 0.6
Top Scorer: Gonzalo Higuain, Paulo Dybala (14)
   
Atalanta: 
Last five matches: D D L D W
Average goals per match: 1.4
Average goals against per match: 1.1
Top Scorer: Josip Ilicic (7)

Before Juventus and Atalanta face off in the Coppa Italia in midweek, they will do so in Serie A in the weekend. Atalanta suffered a heartbreaking elimination to Borussia Dortmund in the Europa League on Thursday, which ended their fantastic run in the tournament. The Bergamo side spent a lot of energy in those two legs, will they have enough in the tank to take on the giants from Turin?

Atalanta aren't having a fairytale season like they did last year. They are still fighting for a spot to qualify to the Europa League, but they aren't expected to get anything out of this match to shorten the distance between them and AC Milan and Sampdoria.

Juventus are on a nine game winning streak in Serie A. Unlike their visitors, they had all week to rest and prepare for this match. They have their hearts set on stealing this Scudetto title from under Napoli's nose. A win this weekend will put them two points ahead of Napoli for the Serie A lead, albeit temporarily, as the Partenopei play on Tuesday. 

Gonzalo Higuain will miss this match due to injury. Juventus are in good hands though as his countryman, Paulo Dybala, recently recovered from an injury himself, will likely lead the line.

'La Vecchia Signora's' success has come from a strong defense. They haven't let in a goal in their last six Serie A matches, while conceding only once in their last 12. Formidable defense, at home, well rested--things that bode well for Juve but not so much for Atalanta. All three points will stay in Turin.

Prediction: Juventus 2-0 Atalanta

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The match was postponed due to inclement weather.

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