Serie A Preview: Atalanta vs. Juventus

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Updated: September 25, 2014
Juventus-Carlos Tevez

Match Date: 27 September 2014 (local time)

Venue: Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia

 

After a nail biting victory against AC Milan, football betting’s top pick, Juventus’ strength shall be tested again as they face a disappointed Atalanta. The pressure is on to the squad, which is currently compelled to win as many matches as possible in order to ward off AS Roma’s title threats.

 

As for Atalanta, the host cannot afford to be complacent despite playing in its own ground as Juve can dominate them at will.

 

The contenders

Atalanta

Atalanta’s demise can be attributed to the failure to capitalize in Rodrigo Palacio’s missed penalty.

 

A determined Inter emerged, with Pablo Osvaldo netting the club’s first goal and Hernanes adding more damage.

 

Due to the said defeat, Atalanta dropped out of the top 10. It currently occupies the 11th spot of Italy’s top-flight league.

 

Juventus

From Carlos Tevez to Arturo Vidal, Juventus, indeed, boasts an impressive resume when it comes the quality of its players. In its recent match pitted against Cesena, Vidal scored a double that immediately ensured their victory. However, Stephan Lichtsteiner, who was also eager to contribute, scored another goal, which extended the Biaconerri’s lead to 3.

 

Since Juve and Roma are the only clubs who have experienced neither a draw nor defeat, many expect the title race to be solely enjoyed by the 2. However, Massimiliano Allegri stressed that the said race is open to all competing clubs.

 

Possible head turners

Many will be expecting another spectacular performance from Vidal and fortunately, Vidal has no plans of letting Juve’s supporters down.

 

Prediction

Atalanta 1-3 Juventus

 

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