Serie A: Cristiano Ronaldo scored a stunning free-kick in the derby

Serie A: Juve Looking to Give Atalanta a Harsh Reality Check

Juventus vs Atalanta

If you’re looking for some weekend entertainment, then this Serie A match is perfect for you.

Focus your attention at the Juventus Stadium this weekend as Juventus will serve as hosts to Atalanta in a battle of the strongest teams in the Italian top-flight.

Juventus, who have been relentless in trying to secure another title, plan on taking care of business at home days after experiencing a tough defeat against the Zlatan Ibrahimovic-led AC Milan.

The Bianconeri are still on top of the table as expected with 75 points, and they have a seven-point advantage over the second-seeded Lazio team.

Not far behind them are Atalanta – who are sitting in the third spot at the updated standings with 66 points. And they have been one of the hottest teams in the league as they have yet to be defeated since the league’s restart.

So this should be a cracker of a match that every football fan should mark on their calendars, as this game has a lot to offer.

From scoring a bunch of goals to topnotch players doing their thing, this match not only offers a lot of fireworks, but it will also have a big impact in the ongoing title race.

Without further ado, here is the match preview provided by SBOBET.

 

Talking Points

Cristiano Ronaldo chasing history

As much as Juventus are always the strongest team in the Italian top-flight, they cannot be the world-beaters that they are if it weren’t for Cristiano Ronaldo’s talismanic ways.

Despite slowly getting up there with age, CR7 remains the team’s heart and soul in their ongoing title quest.

He is their top goalscorer with 26 goals along with five assists, good for second overall in the league. And he has shown no signs of slowing down as he continues to spoil us with a healthy dose of Serie A 2020 highlights.

While one may argue that Ronaldo has done it all in the game of football, the Portuguese star is still hungry in chasing at least one more historical feat.

He wants to be the winner of the Golden Boot award after this Serie A season, as doing so will surely cement his legacy.

Only Luis Suarez and Ruud van Nistelrooy have won the top-scoring title in three leagues but nobody has done it in three of Europe’s top five leagues.

Ronaldo has already done it in the Premier League and in La Liga, so achieving it in Serie A is the next thing on his list.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has reached at least 30 goals for the season in all competitions and this is the 10th time that he has done it.

That’s quite impressive for a 35-year-old.

Luis Muriel becomes the highest-scoring substitute with 10 goals this Serie A season

Atalanta’s Luis Muriel in action with Lazio’s Patric

Can Atalanta prove their mettle?

A huge test beckons Atalanta and it will be interesting to see on how Gian Piero Gasperini’s men will respond.

Atalanta continue to rise up in the standings with their fantastic form since the restart. And what’s more impressive is that they’ve done it with style and precision.

They’ve averaged 2.5 goals per match since June and they have a growing list of victims.

While defeating the likes of Sassuolo, Udinese and Sampdoria may be a ho-hum to many, they’ve shown that they can compete against the best with their victories over Napoli and Lazio.

So many heroes have emerged for the Orobici. But lately, it has been Luis Muriel who has been getting the job done.

The young Colombian forward was responsible for putting away Cagliari and Sampdoria, and I wouldn’t be surprised if Juve’s defence will key in on him come Sunday.

 

History

Juventus and Atalanta have faced each other around 39 matches already.

As expected, Juve have the significant edge in terms of the overall head-to-heads as they have won in 28 while Atalanta only won four times along with seven draws.

In the reverse fixture last November, Juventus came out victorious after mounting a stirring comeback on the road.

It only took them less than 20 minutes to turn things around late. Gonzalo Higuain rallied Maurizio Sarri’s men by scoring a brace while Paulo Dybala sealed Atalanta’s fate with a goal of his own during added time.

Goals are abundant whenever these two meet, so head on over to our Serie A 2020 odds and check out our betting tip for this contest.

 

Betting Tip

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Juventus vs Atalanta1×2 Juventus @ 2.10
July 12, 03:45 (GMT+8)

Although these two in-form teams are expected to give us quite a show come Sunday, I may have to favour the home team on this one.

Juventus have already been in superb form in their matches against Atalanta, despite the latter giving them a run for their money in recent years.

I Bianconeri still remain a class above the Orobici which explains the points gap between them currently in the table. However, they can’t afford to underestimate the visitors to avoid any slip-ups.

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Disclaimer: Odds are correct at time of publish.

 

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