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Betting Preview: Juventus v Atalanta: Expect a few goals in Turin

11:59 EAT 27/02/2018
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The Old Lady will be charging from the blast of the whistle when they tackle Gian Piero Gasperini’s side as they push towards cup glory

Juventus will be hoping to make first leg advantage count when they play host to Atalanta on Wednesday in the second leg semi-final of the Coppa Italia at the Allianz Stadium.

Both sides were supposed to test their might against each other on Sunday in Serie A but was called off due to heavy snowfall in Turin.

Nevertheless, the outing will still live up to its billing with Massimiliano Allegri’s men aiming to defend the title they won last season while Gian Piero Gasperini’s side will also be looking to put behind them their disappointing exit from the Europa League by Borussia Dortmund.

However, after securing a 1-0 win in the first leg at Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia, Bet365 have tipped Juventus as favourites for this duel at an offer of (1.55).

Two of the last three meetings between both sides ended in stalemates and given that a repeat of this will be enough to see Juve into the final, the same betting firm has backed a draw at a chunky (3.80).

It is worth noting that the last time Atalanta defeated the Old Lady was in 2004 in this same competition. However, with their current form of four winless games, it is unlikely for them to repeat the feat.

In addition, their away record of late has also not been turning heads having failed to nick maximum points in their last two engagements. Thus, the bookmakers have tagged them as underdogs at the price of (6.50).

Juventus boast of solid defence. They have not conceded in 16 of their previous 18 matches. Therefore, punters looking to make cool returns can back them to keep a clean sheet at odds of (1.90).

The Goddess have only managed to find the back of the net six times in six outings with their hosts just faring slightly better with five goals in three matches which signifies that few goals will be expected to surface in this tie. Bet365 is putting up odds of (1.66) for less than two goals.

*Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.