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  • May 8, 2013
  • • 19:45
  • • Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia, Bergamo
  • Referee: M. Guida
  • • Attendance: 14000
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Atalanta-Juventus Preview: Newly-crowned champions look to continue good form

Atalanta-Juventus Preview: Newly-crowned champions look to continue good form

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Antonio Conte's side are on a four-match winning run but have little to play for at the Atleti Azzurri d'Italia after clinching their 29th Serie A title over the weekend


Atalanta defender Stefano Lucchini is doubtful to face Juventus on Wednesday after picking up a thigh injury in the defeat at Parma, although it is hoped he will be fit in time.

Cristiano Del Grosso, James Troisi and Facundo Parra are all available after spells on the sidelines and Marko Livaja returns from suspension.

Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba will miss the rest of the season after incurring a three-match ban for spitting in his side's 1-0 win over Palermo, while defender Andrea Barzagli serves a one-match suspension for accumulating five yellow cards.

Boss Antonio Conte is likely to make changes to give his squad players some game time before the end of the season, with Alessandro Matri, Federico Peluso and goalkeeper Marco Storari all pushing for a place in the side.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Atalanta are on a four-match winless run in Serie A (D2, L2).
  • The Bergamo club have lost their last five meetings with Juventus.
  • Atalanta's last win over Juve in Serie A came in February 2001.
  • Juventus have won their last eight games in Serie A - their longest winning sequence since April 2012.
  • The Bianconeri have won their last four matches without conceding a goal.
  • Arturo Vidal (pictured, right) has scored five goals in his last four league outings.

Players to watch

G. Denis

Position: Attacker

Games: 28

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The Argentina international has managed to find the net 15 times in Serie A this season for Atalanta - five more times than Juventus' top scorer Arturo Vidal. The hosts will rely on Denis to breach Juve's mean defence and help guarantee their top-flight status for next year.

A. Matri

Position: Attacker

Games: 1

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The Italy striker has been constantly linked with a move away from Juve despite netting seven goals in 20 league appearances. Matri will look to add to his goal tally and enhance his chances of securing regular first-team football at the club.

Editor's Prediction

Atalanta have virtually secured their top-flight status for next season and the visitors also have little to play for after wrapping up the league title on Sunday. The home side will fancy their chances of getting the draw  they need to reach the elusive 40-point mark for the campaign.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Atalanta

Juventus

Wins
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0
5
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio ATA
Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio Atalanta
Draw
Juventus FC JUV
Juventus FC Juventus
86%

Top 3 Predictions

Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio ATA
0 - 2
Juventus FC JUV
Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio ATA
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Juventus FC JUV
Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio ATA
1 - 3
Juventus FC JUV

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