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Prediction: Atalanta vs Juventus

Tom Dunstan in Free Soccer Predictions 13 May 2024

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Verdict: Atalanta draw no bet

Best Odds: 10/11

Bookmaker: Olympusbet

With this season’s Copa Italia up for grabs on Wednesday night, Atalanta and Juventus will meet at the Stadio Olimpico.

Atalanta

Starting with Atalanta, storming their way to this year’s Europa League final and enjoying what has been a stunning purple patch, La Dea have their sights now firmly set on completing a famous silverware sweep. With the mood in their camp at a red-hot high, Gian Piero Gasperini’s men will certainly be relishing a trip to Rome on Wednesday night. Making a major European statement last month as they secured a 3-1 aggregate victory against Premier League giants Liverpool, the Bergamo-based outfit are now unbeaten in all of their previous seven appearances across all competitions. Likewise, picking up some perfect momentum over the weekend as they secured a stellar 2-1 win at home against Roma, Atalanta have also found a major clinical edge in the final third. In fact, Gasperini’s side have recorded 16 goals on their recent flurry.

Team News

Still dealing with a recent calf injury and not featuring over the past month, Swedish international Emil Holm will not feature here. However, some in Gasperini’s camp are hopeful that ex-Arsenal defender Sean Kolasinac will be able to make a return to Atalanta’s squad in Rome.

Recording 11 goals across all competitions since the end of January, former West Ham striker Gianluca Scamacca will spearhead La Dea’s charge on Wednesday night. Bagging a brace against Roma over the weekend, AC Milan loanee Charles De Ketelaere will join Scamacca in the final third.

Juventus

As for the visitors, although Juventus might have secured a lucrative Champions League return this season, the Old Lady are in the midst of a public rut. Last seen missing out on what they had billed as golden opportunity as they had to settle for a 1-1 stalemate at home against Salernitana, Massimiliano Allegri has found plenty of recent pressure on his shoulders. Without a win from any of their previous five consecutive Serie A appearances, the Italian giants have also gained a reputation for their glaring issues outside of Turin. Including a 2-1 defeat when they travelled to Lazio last month, Juve have remarkably failed to muster a single win from any of their previous eight showdowns away from the Allianz – a rut that stems all the way back to January 21st.

Team News

Missing out against Salernitana over the weekend, one-time Manchester City defender Danilo remains a major doubt and is not expected to feature on Wednesday night. Likewise, Brazilian full-back Alex Sandro is still suffering from his own recent muscle injury and will not be part of Juventus’ squad at the Stadio Olimpico.

However, after serving a one-match suspension on Sunday evening, USA International Timothy Weah could be handed a full return in Rome. Despite notching just a single strike over the past couple of months, Federico Chiesa should replace Moise Kean in the final third.

Key Factors to Consider

    • When Atalanta and Juventus last met back on March 10th, Wednesday’s finalists played out a 2-2 stalemate in Bergamo.
    • In fact, five of the last six meetings between Atalanta and Juventus have finished in a draw.
    • The Old Lady have remarkably failed to win any of their previous eight consecutive showdowns away from the Allianz.
    • La Dea are unbeaten in all of their previous seven appearances across all competitions.
    • Italy international Gianluca Scamacca has recorded 11 goals across all competitions since the end of January.

    Conclusion

    Riding what has been a stellar wave of momentum and looking to complete a famous silverware sweep over the next fortnight, Atalanta will certainly be relishing a trip to the Stadio Olimpico here. Picking up some perfect momentum last weekend as they stormed their way to a 2-1 victory against Roma, La Dea will be smelling a major opportunity here. With Juventus limping their way over the finishing line and remarkably failing to win any of their last eight straight showdowns outside of Turin, an Atalanta draw no bet can be found at appealing odds.

    Verdict: Atalanta draw no bet

    Best Odds: 10/11

    Bookmaker: Olympusbet

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Tom Dunstan


    Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
    Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan

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