Champions Juventus host Atalanta in the penultimate weekend of the Serie A calendar. This mouthwatering tie pits the division’s top two goalscoring squads, with La Dea leading the way with an astonishing 73 efforts from 36 games and the visitors will hold no fear when they make the trip to Turin.
Where and when: Allianz Stadium, Turin – 19 May, kick-off 14:00
Where you can see Juventus vs. Atalanta: Premier Sports 1
Last time: Juventus looked on course for their first defeat of the term until Cristiano Ronaldo saved their blushes late on. The four-goal thriller on Boxing Day also saw Rodrigo Bentancur receive his marching orders just after the restart.
|Timothy Castagne to score anytime||6/1||Offer|
|Over 4.5 goals||5/1||Offer|
Juventus vs. Atalanta Predictions and Preview
Despite recording another title, Max Allegri appears to be on his way out of Juventus. The six-time Serie A winner is locked in talks with the Bianconeri board and while his tenure has been a resounding success, there is a feeling the Italian has taken the club as far as he can. Juventus need fresh ideas and Pep Guardiola, Didier Deschamps and Mauricio Pochettino have all been linked to the hotseat in recent weeks.
The Bianconeri are without a league victory in their last three matches after the stalemates with Inter and Torino, before the loss in the capital. Roma ran out 2-0 winners to give their Champions League hopes a shot in the arm against a below par Juventus who went through the motions.
Travelling party Atalanta are just three points away from securing a top-four finish. La Dea still have the Coppa Italia final to look forward to and have been a joy to watch as they continue to exceed expectations.
Gian Piero Gasperini’s team famously trounced Juventus 3-0 in the quarter-finals of the cup competition and thoroughly deserved to advance to the last four. La Dea are 2/1 to beat their opponents once again and 11/5 to pick up a share of the spoils. Both teams to score, which should be a formality, is 8/15.
One to watch for Juventus: This could be Paulo Dybala’s farewell to the home fans with the Argentine reportedly up for sale. Dybala is 2/1 to bag anytime.
One to watch for Atalanta: Duvan Zapata is in the form of his life and has 29 goal involvements to his name. The burly Colombian will relish the battle with Giorgio Chiellini and is 4/1 to strike first and break the deadlock.
Long shot: Much like French counterparts PSG, Juventus have had the league sewn up for a number of weeks, if not months now and this has had a detrimental effect on their performances since. In contrast, Atalanta continue to surprise and indeed impress, and a repeat of the 3-0 scoreline at the end of January is 24/1.