Juventus vs Atalanta
Serie A Italy, Italy
Date: Sunday, 20th May 2019
Kick off at: 19.30 UK Time
Venue: Allianz Stadium, Turin, Italy
Already securing the Serie A title, Juventus are looking to entertain their fans in Turin. Massimiliano Allegri’s men keen on getting a win though it won’t be easy against a hungry Atalanta side.
Juventus vs Atalanta Possible Lineups
Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they prepare themselves for this weekend Serie A fixture. Let’s take a look at the potential lineups and formation that they could be setting up to help them getting that win.
Expected Formation: 4-3-3
Probable Lineups: Szczesyny(g);Cancelo, Bonucci, Barzagli, Sandro(def);Can, Pjanic, Matuidi(mid);Bernardeschi, Ronaldo, Dybala(att).
Expected Formation: 3-4-3
Probable Lineups: Gollini(g);Masiello, Mancini, Djimsiti(def); Hateboer, De Roon, Freuler, Castagne(mid);Gomez, Illicic, Zapata(att).
Before heading into this Sunday Serie A battle, both teams have already been involved in several other games. Let’s check out the latest results that they have been getting to have an idea about their current form.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches): LWDDL
The Turin giant haven’t been in a great form recently, winning only one out of their last five matches. After securing their league title against Fiorentina, they haven’t won in their latest three league games.
Juve even suffered a 2-0 defeat in their most recent Italian Serie A fixture against AS Roma. However, playing in their final game at home, Allegri’s men will be keen on getting a positive result.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches) :WWWWL
Gian Piero Gasperini’s men have been in a good form except for their midweek Coppa Italia defeat. Gli Orobici won four of their last five matches before getting beaten by Lazio this past midweek.
That 2-0 loss against Biancocelesti in Coppa final is a disappointment indeed for Atalanta side. They will try to push hard for a good result this Sunday and maintain their top four seat.
Already at the stage of this season, Juve still have some injury problems that concern them. Mattia Perin, Giorgio Chiellini and Sami Khedira all won’t be available for Sunday.
Cristiano Ronaldo will have personal goal scoring mission and is very keen on scoring this weekend. Other players might want to give a farewell parting gift for Allegri who will depart at the end of season.
La Dea also have some unavailable players for this Sunday fixture either through suspension or injury. Varnier and Rafael Toloi are both injured while Palomino will be absent as he is suspended.
Atalanta are set to count on Duvan Zapta, Illicic and Gomez up front to break down their opponent. They will also hope their defense can get things well for this important match.
Head to Head Records:
The last five meetings between both teams have been mostly in favor of Juve with three wins one draw and one defeat.
Their latest matchup at Allianz Stadium was on March 15, 2018 which resulted in Allegri’s side 2-0 victory.
Juve might already seal their league title, but playing their final game at home could trigger them to push for three points. Allegri’s departure could also help the players giving a proper farewell game for the tactician.
Atalanta certainly wan’t to win too as they are still battling for top four finish. It’s an intriguing game that can go both ways, though a focus Juventus are tough to beat.
Final Score: 1-1