JUV vs ATN Fantasy Preview:
Juventus will be riding into this game soaring on confidence as they tasted their last defeat in October against Barcelona. Post that defeat, Andrea Pirlo and his wards have posted such a resonating brand of football, the outfits that came in contention with the Old Lady have not just been eliminated but has been done so in emphatic fashion.
Atalanta, on the contrary, has been in the midst of a bumpy ride recently as in their last five games they have managed to wring out three victories, losing one and drawing one. Their latest encounter against Fiorentina saw them razing their opponents over with consummate ease as Robin Gosens, Ruslan Malinovskiy and Rafael Toloi scored a goal apiece to seal the fate of the encounter.
Tomorrow’s battle between these two sides will be a crucial one as a victory for Juventus will be propelling them within touching distance of the table-toppers while a win for Atalanta will see an improvement in the points tally. These are our fantasy picks for this high-voltage game which can turn into a goal-fest.
Juventus vs Atalanta
JUV vs ATN: Head to head
Despite the recent rise of Atalanta, the history of this fixture has always been lopsided in the favour of the Bianconeri. Juventus has wrung out 28 victories from the 40 games that these two have played. Atalanta has eked out four victories while eight battles between these two sides failed to yield any upshots.
JUV vs ATN Probable Teams:
Juventus: Wojciech Szczesny; Danilo, Matthijs de Ligt, Leonardo Bonucci, Alex Sandro; Juan Cuadrado, Rodrigo Bentancur, Adrien Rabiot, Weston McKennie; Paulo Dybala, Cristiano Ronaldo
Atalanta: Pierluigi Gollini; Berat Djimsiti, Cristian Romero, Rafael Toloi; Robin Gosens, Remo Freuler, Marten de Roon, Hans Hateboer; Matteo Pessina, Ruslan Malinovskiy, Duvan Zapata
Picks to consider:
Cristiano Ronaldo will be an imperative pick for today’s game as his predatory instincts are unparalleled throughout the world. The day he gets going, his opponents can very well settle for a stroll in the park.
Paulo Dybala hasn’t been in the best of forms but he holds a considerable threat to the opposition for every single second that he is spending on the pitch. He can take those long-rangers which are very well capable of probing the custodians in the most intense way.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo
2. Duvan Zapata
Match Prediction: Who will win today?
Juventus are the favourites to win this game considering their recent form that has seen the Old Lady blazing their contenders with zero mercy.