Juventus vs Atalanta – Betting Preview
Focus shifts to the push for Europe as the 2022–23 Serie A season enters its second half, and Juventus vs. Atalanta match play a significant role in that race.
With Atalanta now competing for a Europa League berth, Juventus will be aiming for a Champions League spot!
Juventus and Atlanta enter this match after contrasting performances in Serie A play during the previous weekend.
With a crushing 5-1 home win, Napoli appears to have put an end to Juventus’ title hopes, while Atalanta defeated Salernitana 8-2 at home to record their biggest win of the season.
Although Juventus’ confidence has been shaken, they have won their previous eight Serie A games and are undefeated at home in league play this year.
Juventus has depended on low scoring performances as part of their remarkable run; in fact, only once in their past five victories have they scored more than two goals.
They had not given up a goal in those five games, which stretches to three 1-0 victories, and they held the greatest defensive record in Serie A before their loss against Napoli.
With the exception of the loss to Napoli, Juventus’ past six league games have finished with fewer than 2.5 goals scored in total by both sides, rewarding Allegri’s methodical approach.
Going into this match, Atalanta is coming off a 5-2 Coppa Italia victory against Spezia, which was preceded by the 8-2 thrashing of Salernitana
In the game against Spezia, Atalanta had 57% of the possession and 6 of their 18 attempts on goal were successful. On the opposite end, Spezia had nine shots at goal, four of which were successful.
In their last six games, Atalanta have scored an onslaught of goals as their forward play has recently taken centre stage (20 in all).
That’s given them the enviable average of 3.33 goals scored per match for this time. Nonetheless, time will tell if the trend shall continue on in this match.
Despite all that, Atalanta has struggled away from home, picking up only two away league victories since mid-September.
1×2 Betting Odds
A consistent defensive record has kept Juventus on track and they will be confident of keeping Atalanta at bay in Turin to keep up their push for a Champions League qualification spot.
And despite Atalanta’s progress, Juventus must respond to their crushing defeat in Naples, and their strong home record gives them confidence in doing so!
But there is a dilemma!
Because Juventus are winless against Atalanta in their previous 5 matches in the league, but they are also unbeaten in their last 12 home league matches, so the market has deemed them as a safe bet to put on, because they are the favourites to win this one against Atlanta @ 2.19.
In their last six matches, Atlanta has scored 3.33 goals per match, so they are not to be underestimated! But despite that they are the underdogs in this @ 3.60.
The possibility of a stalemate and points shared, stands @ 3.60.
Total goals over/under
The odds that the total number of goals scored will be over 2.5, stands @ 2.08.
While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 1.88.
only once in their past five victories have Juventus scored more than two goals!
So the market expects this to be yet another low scoring win for Juventus at home, as has been the pattern throughout the current campaign!
They are resilient here, they are unbeaten here!