Atalanta vs Juventus: Match Odds, Betting Tips & Predictions

Martin Green

Monday, November 18, 2019 5:14 PM UTC

Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 5:14 PM UTC

Can Ronaldo lead Juventus to victory?
<div><h2>Atalanta vs Juventus</h2><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Saturday, November 23, at Atleti Azzurri d’Italia</strong></a></p><p>Serie A leaders Juventus face a stern examination of their title credentials when they head to Bergamo to lock horns with Atalanta on Saturday. The Bianconeri are bidding to be crowned champions of Italy for the ninth season in a row, but they face stern competition from a revitalised Inter. They have won 10, drawn two and lost none of their 12 games so far, but they are just one point clear of Antonio Conte’s side. They are under pressure to keep winning, and they secure three victories on the bounce before the international break. Atalanta have gone three games without a win and that has seen them drop down to fifth in the table.</p><h2>Team News</h2><p>Atalanta have been seeing red on a regular basis this season. Josip Ilisic was sent off in the first half of their 2-0 home defeat to Cagliari on November 3, and then Ruslan Malinovskiy was given his marching orders for a second bookable offence in the following game, a 0-0 draw with Sampdoria. He will be suspended for this match. Star striker Duvan Zapata was injured during the previous international break in October, and he has not featured since. However, Luis Muriel has been in superb form and he has scored a goal every 62 minutes so far this season, leaving him with a total of eight.</p><p><a href=";a=4417b7df-a48f-47f3-9b45-f79858bc083a&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="" style="width:100%" /></a></p><p>Cristiano Ronaldo has misfired for Juventus in recent weeks and he stormed out of the stadium after manager Maurizio Sarri hauled him off after 55 minutes of Juventus’ 1-0 victory over AC Milan before the international break. Ronaldo has been on fire for Portugal, and Sarri will be under pressure to start him against Atalanta. Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala are vying to partner the Portuguese in attack. Giorgio Chiellini remains injured, so Matthijs de Ligt has partnered Leonardo Bonucci in defence. Miralem Pjanic hurt his leg while playing for Bosnia last week, but the injury is not serious and he could feature in this match.</p><h2>Betting Analysis</h2><p>Juventus have dominated Atalanta over the past 15 years, but they struggled against Gian Piero Gasperini’s side last season. Both league matches finished all-square, while Atalanta beat Juve 3-0 in Coppa Italia. Sarri has now replaced Massimiliano Allegri as manager, and he is tasked with making them play more exciting, attractive football. Juventus typically raise their game against the best teams in Italy, and they certainly have the quality to grind out a victory in this match. Ronaldo is overdue a strong performance for his club and that could spell bad news for the hosts.</p><p><strong>Tip: <a href=";a=b4150791-892f-469b-9b6a-7dfc6df0fb07&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Ladbrokes">Juventus to win at 2.38 (11/8) with Betway; Juventus draw no bet at 7/10 (1.70) with Ladbrokes</a></strong></p></div>
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