Atalanta vs JuventusSerie A, KO: 19:45 Oct 1, 2023, Gewiss Stadium
A closely fought encounter is expected as Atalanta host Juventus in a Serie A fixture on Sunday. Separated by just one point, both teams appear evenly matched at the moment and could be set to cancel each other out.
Atalanta head into Sunday’s clash off the back of a 1-0 victory over Verona in a midweek Serie A fixture. They struck early in the contest through Teun Koopmeiners and were able to hold on for the win.
While there have been disappointing results like the 2-1 defeat to Frosinone, Atalanta have reasons to be pleased with their start to their campaign. They are currently just three points off the pace in the standings and have won four of their last five matches across all competitions.
Home form is always pivotal for Atalanta and they have won all three of their matches at Gewiss Stadium across all competitions. Gian Piero Gasperini’s men have also been solid defensively and are yet to concede in front of their fans.
It has also been a decent start to the season for Juventus, who have lost just once in their opening six matches. Although it is still early days, the Turin club look like they may have a say in the title race this season, sitting just two points off the pace.
While it has not exactly been vintage Juventus, they appear to have found ways to navigate difficult games this season as evidenced by the midweek win over Lecce. They were given a stern test by their visitors with Arkadiusz Milik’s second half effort enough to give them a 1-0 victory.
Juventus’ only defeat this season has come on the road as they were beaten 4-2 by Sassuolo in their previous away fixture. However, manager Massimiliano Allegri will consider that result a blip having claimed a 2-0 victory over Empoli and a 3-0 win at Udinese in their previous two away fixtures.
How the bookies view it
Atalanta have a slight edge among the bookies with a home win procedure at 6/4 by bet365. A victory for Juventus is valued at 15/8 by BoyleSports while Paddy Power is offering odds of 23/10 for a draw.
Head to head
Juventus have a 36-6 advantage with 15 draws from 57 previous matches against Atalanta. The last three meetings have ended in draws with both teams playing out a 0-0 scoreline in a friendly back in August.
Players to watch
Ademola Lookman appears to be rediscovering his scoring touch after a slow start to the season. The Nigerian forward has found the net in two of the last three Serie A matches and is priced at 14/5 by Unibet to get on the score sheet once again.
Dusan Vlahovic also appears to be enjoying a fine start to the season with four goals in six Serie A matches for Juventus. The Serbian striker was also on target at Gewiss Stadium last season and is priced at 9/4 by bet365 to find the net on Sunday.
Anything else catch the eye?
There have been halftime draws in three of the last four meetings between Atalanta and Juventus and a Sunday’s clash could be tipped to follow a similar pattern at 5/4 with Unibet. With the first half expected to be a closely fought encounter, there are likely to be more goals after the break at 11/10 with Paddy Power.
Juventus saw over 3.5 goals in their last away fixture and a repeat is priced at 11/5 with bet365. Over 2.5 goals could also be considered at 5/6 with BetVictor while bet365 is offering odds of 9/4 on both teams to score in the second half.
This Serie A match between Atalanta and Juventus will be played on Oct 1, 2023 and kick off at 19:45. Check below for our tipsters best Atalanta vs Juventus prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.