Juventus vs Atletico Madrid Preview, Predictions, Lineups, Team News

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Juventus vs Atletico Madrid
Champions League, Europe
Date: Tuesday, 13th February 2019
Kick off at: 20.00 GMT
Venue: Allianz Stadium, Turin, Italy

Losing 2-0 in the first leg, Juventus are looking to turn things around as they host Atletico Madrid on Tuesday. It will be a tough task though as Atletico will arrive in Turin with a mission to secure their passage into the next round.

Juventus vs Atletico Madrid Possible Lineups

Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they gear up for an intense and exciting Champions League encounter.  Let’s take a closer look at the potential lineups and formation that they could be setting up for the upcoming battle.

Juventus

Expected Formation: 4-3-3

Probable Lineups: Szczesny(g)Cancelo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Sandro(def);Betancur, Pjanic, Matuiri(mid);Bernardeschi, Ronaldo, Mandzukic(att).

Atletico Madrid

Expected Formation: 4-4-2

Probable Lineups: Oblak(g)Arias, Godin, Gimenez, Juanfran(def)Saul, Rodri,Koke, Lemar(mid);Morata, Griezmann(att).

Recent Form

Before going into this exciting Champions League second leg encounter, both teams have already been involved in several games. Let’s check out some of the results that they have been getting recently to have an idea about their current form.

Juventus

Recent form in all competition (last five matches): WLWWW

The first leg defeat against Atletico didn’t really affect Juve’s performance domestically. The Turin giant have been able to perform well winning all of their league fixtures afterwards.

The Turin giant even managed to beat their local rival, Napoli 2-1 in a tight encounter. Juve’s latest league match was a convincing 4-1 home win over struggling Udinese side.

Atletico Madrid

Recent form in all competition (last five matches) :WWWWW

Los Rojiblancos also have been putting up excellent results following their first leg win over Juve. Diego Simeone’s men comfortably defeating their opponents in La Liga, including their latest victory over Leganes.

Simeone’s side are simply having the right confidence level as they heading off to Turin. Only needing a draw to advance, Atletico should still try their best in winning the second leg.

Team News

Juventus

There’s been no new addition regarding Juve’s injury situation which is always a positive news. Massimiliano Allegri will still be without Juan Cuadrado, Sami Khedira who are both unavailable.

Douglas Costa’s condition remain doubtful for the midweek tie, but Juve have many replacement. Miralem Pjanic will start again in midfield after getting suspended in their last league fixture.

Atletico Madrid

Atletico also doesn’t have too many injury list, but some important names will be absent. Diego Costa, Lucas Hernandez are ruled out to have any participation this midweek.

Left back, Luis Felipe is still nursing a calf injury, but could be included into the squad if he is fit enough. Atleti will once again rely on Antoine Griezmann and Alvaro Morata to lead their attack in Turin.

Head to Head Records:

Previous three meetings between the two teams have been in Atleti’s favor with two wins and one draw.

Their latest match up in Turin back on December 10, 2014 did end in a goalless draw.

Match Prediction

Bianconeri are gunning to turn things around against Atleti in front of their home crowd. Allegri understand it won’t be an easy task, but with many surprises already happening in the competition there’s always a chance.

Atletico will try to play in a calm fashion and secure their ticket into the next round. This tie might turn into a cagey tactical battle early on, until Juve start to gamble it on.

Final Score: 1-1

 

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