Juventus 6-5-0, Atalanta 5-2-3
12/16/20 12:30 pm
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Juventus is welcoming Atalanta to Allianz Stadium in a derby match of round 12 in the Italian Serie A.
Juventus hasn’t lost any of their last 10 games, while winning 4 of their last 5 games, and they are now on a 4-game winning streak. During this stretch, Juventus has scored 11 goals while conceding only 2 goals. With 23 points, 23 scored goals, and 9 conceded goals so far, Juventus is now in 4th place in the Serie A standings. Ronaldo has been in good form, and he has scored 10 goals so far this season. Chiesa, Morata, and Cuadrado have each added 3 assists. Demiral is the only injured player for Juventus at this time. In their last Serie A game, Juventus was playing against Genoa on the road, and they were the dominant team with 71% of ball possession, 10 shots on goal, 10 corner kicks, 5 big chances created, and a solid 88% of the correct passes. With 3 scored goals in the second half, Juventus has won this match 0-3. Juventus will play against Porto in the first rounds of the knockouts in the Champions League, and of all the teams, Juventus has gotten the easiest one, at least that is my opinion.
Atalanta has been hot and cold as of late, but they have advanced to the next stage in the Champions League where they will face Real Madrid, a tough opponent. In Serie A, Atalanta is now in 9th place with 17 points, 21 scored goals, and 16 conceded goals. The morale in Atalanta is not good at the moment because their captain and best player Gomez has announced that he is leaving the club in January, apparently because of an argument with the coach. In their last Serie A game, Atalanta was playing against Fiorentina at home, and they were the better team with 53% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 11 corner kicks, 4 shots on goal, and 85% of the correct passes. This was one of the best Atalanta’s games so far this season, and they have won this game 3-0. Gomez has scored 4 goals and added 2 assists for Atalanta so far, while Muriel has 4 goals and 2 assists as well. Caldara, Miranchuk, Ilicici, and Ruggeri are all injured, while Pasalic is still questionable for this match. I don’t think Atalanta will have a season as good as the last one, but they certainly have the quality to reach the Champions League spot in Serie A.
When playing at home, Juventus has not lost to Atalanta in their last 23 games, and they still haven’t lost a home game this season. Juventus has won 4 home games in a row. I think Juventus is the deeper team here and a more consistent team. I will take Juventus here.