Atalanta – Juventus, Serie A Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR ATALANTA - JUVENTUS
Atalanta went into a poor 3-game losing streak in Serie A. The Champions League still has some chances to qualify because of the draws between Dinamo Zagreb and Shakhtar Donetsk. Atalanta have only 1 point from 4 games there, but that gives them a chance at the moment. We think they will focus their efforts mainly on Serie A, though. They start the round with 2 points behind Cagliari, who are in the top 4. Atalanta have 2 losses so far, but both came in home games.
Juventus does not stop winning their matches, but in very few moments it can be said that Old Lady is really impressive. The statistics show something very interesting – Juve have taken 32 points so far, but the xPTS(expected points) the number is 24.28 with accuracy. This is a difference of 7.72 points, which is a huge number in this case. We write these statistics in some of our analysis, when expectations and reality are seriously different in any direction, as is the case with Juventus, because that at one point is of a big matter.
Expert view : If they continue like that, Juventus will surely have problems. Atalanta is a team that has an extremely offensive and aggressive style of play. It is even more true for home games. Against Juventus, they always play 100%. Since they are in bad shape and in urgent need of victory, we think that the chance of not scoring at least 1 goal is very slim. For their part, Juventus have not scored in just one match and with these mistakes in defense of Atalanta, they should also score at least 1 time. Prediction – BTTS at 1.64.
Atalanta have only 2 clean sheets since the start of the season
ATALANTA TEAM NEWS
Muriel(10/8 F) is doubtful. Zapata(7/6 F), Malinovskiy(10/0 M) and Ilicic(10/4 M) are out
JUVENTUS TEAM NEWS
Ronaldo(10/5 F), Sandro(10/0 D), Chielini(1/1 D) and Rabiot(7/0 M) are out