Juventus – Atletico M, Champions League Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR JUVENTUS - ATLETICO
Juventus have shown character against Atalanta once again this season, making the comeback from 0-1 to 3-1 at halftime, given that Atalanta themselves opened the score. Inter have also won, which means that Juve lead by only 1 point over the Nerazzurri, which is good for the Old Lady in terms of the fact that they will have to play 100% in every match in the league and in the CL from previous seasons, when they had a solid lead in Serie A early in the season and this was not ok for their games in UCL.
Atletico has not made much progress, but the team manages to keep level this season. Actually Atletico are in the battle for the title in Spain at paper. If they win today, they will be able to advance to the Champions League, but even a draw would be ok for them, as they take Loko Moscow in the last round at home and should win against them given the difference in the level of the two teams.
Expert view : Here we are focusing on a few goals in the match, because, as we mentioned, the point would do good at Atletico and Juventus at 0-0 or 1-1 would be 1st in the group for sure because the 1st match with Atletico ended 2-2 and they are 3 points ahead of their Spanish opponent right now. In addition, Juventus’ defense is stabilized against strong rivals, while Atletico are a defensive team and in their matches few goals are quite typical. Prediction – Under 2.5 goals at 1.62.
11 of Atlético’s last 13 games have ended with under 2.5 goals
This season Juventus have conceded more than 1 goal at home in just 1 game
JUVENTUS TEAM NEWS
Doubtful: Mathias De Ligt (10/1 d), Federico Bernardeschi (11/0 f), Cristiano Ronaldo (10/5 f, top scorer) Out (injuries/other): Alex Sandro (10/0 d), Giorgio Chiellini (1/1 d), Adrien Rabiot (7/0 m), Douglas Costa (6/0 m)
ATLETICO TEAM NEWS
Out (injuries/other): José Giménez (8/0 d), Stefan Savić (6/0 d), Sime Vrsaljko (0/0 d), Diego Costa (11/2 f)