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| On Apr 17, 2021 10:05 PM IST

ATN vs JUV Dream11 Tips for Atalanta vs Juventus Serie A Fixtures 18 April


ATN vs JUV Dream11: The reigning champions, Juventus, make the trip to the Bergamo region of Italy to take on Atalanta in the Serie A. Atalanta are in the top 4 but only just as they are 2 points above 5th placed Napoli. They go into this game on the back of a 3-game winning streak as well. Juventus have been poor by their own standards this season and find themselves in 3rd place, 12 points off the top. They have won their last 2 games including a convincing 3-1 victory over Genoa. Juventus cant take their 3rd place for granted as they are just 3 points away from falling out of the Champions League spots.

Date: 18th April, Sunday
Kick-Off: 6:30 pm (IST)
Venue: Gewiss Stadium, Bergamo

Serie A Table: Atalanta is in 4th place with Juventus in 3rd place.

WATCH Serie A Live Stream and Match Score on Sony Sports Network/SonyLiv in India

Recent Form
Atalanta: WLWWW
Juventus: WLDWW

Head-to-Head (last 5 meetings):
Atalanta – 1
Draw – 3
Juventus – 1

ATN vs JUV Today Match Prediction Details

Atalanta News

Injury Report and Unavailability:

• Hans Hateboer has been ruled out with his foot injury and will play no part in this game.
• Cristian Romero picked up his 10th booking of the season and will be suspended for this fixture.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

• Cristian Romero’s absence means they could revert back to a 3-man defence with Berat Djimsiti returning to the backline.
• Matteo Pessina should return to the starting lineup alongside the likes of Remo Freuler, Marten de Roon and Robin Gosens.
• Duvan Zapata and Ruslan Malinovsky should spearhead the attack.

Atalanta Starting XI (likely)

Pierluigi Gollini (GK)
Rafael Toloi
Jose Luis Palomino
Berat Djimsiti
Joakim Maehle
Marten de Roon
Remo Freuler
Robin Gosens
Matteo Pessina
Ruslan Malinovsky
Duvan Zapata

Juventus News

Injury Report and Unavailability:

• Cristiano Ronaldo will be out with a muscular injury which will be a huge blow to Juventus.
• Federico Bernardeschi tested positive for Covid-19 and will be isolating for this game.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

• Andrea Pirlo will be able to start almost the same side that beat Genoa as they start in a 4-4-2 formation.
• An unchanged midfield of Dejan Kulusevski, Rodrigo Bentancur, Adrien Rabiot and Federico Chiesa should get the nod as well.
• Ronaldo’s absence will see Alvaro Morata lead the line alongside Paulo Dybala.

Juventus Starting XI (likely)

Wojciech Szczesny (GK)
Juan Cuadrado
Matthijs de Ligt
Giorgio Chiellini
Dejan Kulusevski
Rodrigo Bentancur
Adrien Rabiot
Federico Chiesa
Alvaro Morata
Paulo Dybala

Fantasy Football Tips

Captain Options

Alvaro Morata – With Cristiano Ronaldo out of this game, the mantle has been passed to Morata who will look to cause the Atalanta defence all sorts of issues. He has 8 goals and 9 assists for the season and has created 44 chances while completing 59% of his attempted dribbles. He also has 1 goal and 1 assist in his last 3 games.

Duvan Zapata – The Colombian international has 13 goals and 7 assists in his 21 starts this season. He has been in fine form of late with a goal contribution in each of his last 4 Serie A games including a brace against Fiorentina. He has created 41 chances, with 25 successful dribbles and 33 shots on target as well.

Differential Pick

Federico Chiesa – The loanee from Fiorentina has been excellent for the Bianconeri this season. He has majorly played on the flanks and has managed 8 goals and 8 assists in the league this season with 54 chances created and 52 accurate dribbles at a 56% completion rate. The Italian international is a great dribbler and can wreak havoc on the flanks which are something Atalanta will have to be wary of. He will look to get past their last man on the wing and ping in crosses into Paulo Dybala and Alvaro Morata.

ATN vs JUV Dream 11 Teams

Goalkeeper – Szczesny
Defenders – Danilo, de Ligt, Gosens, Djimsiti
Midfielders – Chiesa, Malinovsky, Pessina
Forwards – Morata (C), Dybala, Zapata (VC)

Likely Winner:

The ATN vs JUV Today Match Prediction will be a huge one in the race for the Champions League spots. With AC Milan, Juventus, Atalanta and Napoli all in the mix, it makes games like these a must-win for these sides. Juventus and Atalanta are 2 of the highest-scoring sides in the league with Atalanta scoring 71 goals in 30 games and Juve scoring 61 in as many games. But the difference is that Andrea Pirlo’s men have a great defence as well conceding 27 goals in 30 games, the joint lowest in the league giving them a slight edge in this game.

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