We’re near the end of the Serie A season 2018/2018 and the title winner is already known; it’s Juventus again! But, we still don’t know which teams are going to qualify for the Champions League. Atalanta is one of the teams that have a good chance to get a spot in the elite Euro competition. But, for that, they need to do well in the remaining rounds, game at Allianz Stadium included. To find out whether they can win point(s) on Sunday, make sure to read Juventus vs Atalanta prediction and betting tips!
Let’s start this Juventus vs Atalanta prediction by reminding ourselves that the season is practically already finished for Juve. They’ve secured the title already and have gotten knocked out from both the Champions League and Coppa Italia. Speaking of the Italian Cup, Juve got knocked out of the tournament by Atalanta, the team they’re playing against on Sunday. So, maybe Juve are looking for revenge?
Another reason why Juventus could be very motivated on Sunday is that this is their last game this season played at the Allianz Stadium in Turin. And at home, they’re without a single defeat this season, with 15 wins and only three draws.
Furthermore, Juve’s best player, Cristiano Ronaldo is probably very motivated to score as many goals as possible in the remaining two rounds. The reason is that he’s currently at the third place on the top scorer list. Atalanta’s Zapata has scored one goal more than CR7, while Sampdoria’s Quagliarella has five goals more than Ronaldo.
They’re currently at the fourth place on the Serie A table and if they stay there, they’re going to book a place in the Champions League next season. The problem is that there are three teams breathing by their necks. AC Milan, AS Roma, and Torino are the sides that can leapfrog Atalanta till the season end.
Of course, for such a scenario to happen, Atalanta would need to lose both games in the remainder of the season, while those teams would have to win their matches. This is why you can be certain Atalanta will give their utmost in the game against Atalanta, as well as the one against Sassuolo in the final round of the season.
Atalanta are in a great form in the league, winning four previous rounds. But, last weekend, they lost to Lazio in the Italian Cup final, which might have a bad impact on their confidence. Another thing that’s ruining their confidence is the fact that they’ve lost 10 previous duels with Juventus which were played in Turin. An even worse fact is that Atalanta haven’t won in Turin in this century! Actually, they’ve collected only one point on Juve’s turf in the 21st century.
The good news is that Atalanta’s squad is almost completely injury-free. Speaking of injuries, before we proceed to Juventus vs Atalanta betting tips, there’s also an injury list and possible lineups that you should check out.
- Sami Khedira (injury)
- Douglas Costa (doubtful)
- Mattia Perin (doubtful)
- Mario Mandzukic (doubtful)
- Rafael Toloi (doubtful)
- Marco Vernier (doubtful)
Szczesny – Bonucci, Chiellini, Cancelo, Spinazzola – Matuidi, Pjanic, Cuadrado, Bernardeschi – Kean, Ronaldo
Gollini – Palomino, Masiello, Djimsiti, Hateboer, Castagne – de Roon, Freuler, Ilicic, Gomez – Zapata
Juventus vs Atalanta Prediction
Sure, Atalanta are going to be extremely motivated in this game, but the player quality is on the side of the hosts. And considering that Juve are without a home defeat this season, I think Atalanta won’t win. But, they might score a goal or two…
Juventus vs Atalanta Betting Tips
- Draw @3.00 (bet365)
- BTS @1.53 (1XBET)
- Over 2.5 Goals @1.75 (Unibet)