Juventus Stadium in Turin will host one of the most interesting matches of the next round of Serie A. The local club of the same name and Atalanta from Bergamo will be battling it out. The sides traditionally claim the highest position in the table. Specialists are giving their preference to the home side. What should be taken into account before the starting whistle?
Juventus comes to the match in third place in the Serie A standings with 37 points. In the previous round Massimiliano Allegri’s team received a sensitive blow. We’re talking about the devastating defeat for Napoli at their opponent’s home field. Thus, the “zebras” said goodbye to the period of eight winning games in the league. Previously, the Bianconeri beat Udinese 1-0.
Atalanta is in sixth place with 34 points. “The Blues and Blacks won their last Serie A match with a score of 8-2 against Salernitana. Earlier there was a victory over Bologna. The Bergamo side managed to break their winless streak of four matches (+0=1-3). In the last six league matches Atalanta won twice, drew and lost three times. Ademola Lukman stands out in the Atalanta squad. He scored seven goals, the fifth highest scorer in the league in the 2022/2023 season.
Juventus have not conceded in 17 of their previous 18 Serie A home encounters. Atalanta have not scored more than one goal in 11 of their previous 12 Serie A head-to-head games in Turin.
Despite the slap in the previous round, the Turin side remain a serious force. Yes, not at the level of league leader Napoli, but they are able to succeed against the competition for a place in the European competitions.
The home side’s home field is also in their favour. We believe that the Bianconeri will be closer to victory.