Serie A Preview: Juventus - Atalanta
The Bianconeri has already secured the domestic title, but will be keen to keep its 37-game undefeated run as it hosts the Orobici in the final league game of the term
Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini
Lichtsteiner, Vidal, Pirlo, Marchisio, Giaccherini
Raimondi, Manfredini, Bellini, Peluso
Schelotto, Cigarini, Cazzola, Bonaventura
Juventus has lost Paolo De Ceglie for the rest of the season with a thigh problem, while Simone Pepe is doubtful for game. It is not yet clear who will partner Mirko Vucinic up front, with Marco Borriello and Alessandro Matri in contention to lead the front-line.
Atalanta has a number of injury concerns ahead of the match as first-choice goalkeeper Andrea Consigli is injured and will be replaced by Giorgio Frezzolini. Guglielmo Stendardo will also miss the game due to suspension after he received a red card in the game against Lazio in the last round of Serie A.
Defender Daniele Capelli, midfielder Matteo Brighi and attackers Guido Marilungo and Simone Tiribocchi are also out of contention as they are recuperating from knocks.
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Juventus has conceded just 19 goals, which is the best defensive record for a team in Europe's big leagues this season.
- The Bianconeri has not lost to Atalanta in almost eight years.
- Juventus has so far scored less goals than any other table-toppers in Europe's biggest leagues.
- Atalanta has been defeated in its last two games in Serie A.
- If it had not been penalized with a six-point reduction at the start of the season, the Orobici would be just seven points off from a spot in the Europa League.
- Atalanta was promoted from Serie B last season, finishing first in the second tier of Italian football with 79 points.
Top 3 Predictions
Juventus 3-0 Atalanta
- 26.67 %
Juventus 2-0 Atalanta
- 19.58 %
Juventus 4-0 Atalanta
- 10.6 %
|Serie A (SR-A)||May 8, 2013||Atalanta 0 - Juventus 1|
|Serie A (SR-A)||Dec 16, 2012||Juventus 3 - Atalanta 0|
|Serie A (SR-A)||May 13, 2012||Juventus 3 - Atalanta 1|
|Serie A (SR-A)||Jan 21, 2012||Atalanta 0 - Juventus 2|
|Serie A (SR-A)||Mar 28, 2010||Juventus 2 - Atalanta 1|
|Dec 1, 2013||Juventus 1 - Udinese 0||SR-A|
|Nov 27, 2013||Juventus 3 - Copenhagen 1||UCL|
|Nov 24, 2013||Livorno 0 - Juventus 2||SR-A|
|Nov 10, 2013||Juventus 3 - Napoli 0||SR-A|
|Nov 5, 2013||Juventus 2 - Real Madrid 2||UCL|
|-||Alessandro Del Piero||Striker|
Live Final scheduled Suspended Cancelled Postponed