JUV vs ATL Dream11: Atletico Madrid can clinch qualification for the UEFA Champions League last-16 when they play Juventus away at Juventus Stadium. Juve are already qualified for the knockout rounds, having won 3 times and drawing the other in the first four games. But the Italian giants will be looking for a win, or at least a draw, to finish the group as leaders.
The Group D started with a bang as Atletico Madrid and Juventus played out an entertaining draw at Wanda Metropolitano. Juve followed it up that draw with three straight wins, one over German outfit Bayer Leverkusen, and two against Russian giant Lokomotiv Moscow. Sarri's team sit at the top with 10 points from four matches.
Atletico Madrid, meanwhile, recorded back-to-back wins against Lokomotiv Moscow and Bayer Leverkusen respectively, but come into this game on the back of a 2-1 defeat in Germany. They are second on the points table but in a strong position. The Rojoblancos could still qualify this matchday five, even if they lose this game, provided Lokomotiv Moscow and Bayer Leverkusen play a 0-0 stalemate in the other match in this group.
Juventus: Win | 1-2 away against Lokomotiv Moscow
Atletico Madrid: Defeat | 1-2 away against Bayer Leverkusen
Visitors: Atletico Madrid
Match Timing: November 27, @ 01: 30 AM
Match Venue: Juventus Stadium
The reverse fixture ended in a thrilling 2-2 draw. Juventus were two goals to the good but were pegged back by Atletico's relentless pressure late in the game. Juventus are now at home and are being seen as clear favourites to win the game. A win for the home side is the lowest odd here and is priced at 2.05, while Atletico are valued at a high price of 4.00. A draw is the second most expected result here with an odds value of 3.20.
Juventus to win: 2.05 (21/20), Probability to happen: 48.78%
Atletico Madrid to win: 4.00 (3/1), Probability to happen: 25.00%
Draw: 3.20 (11/5), Probability to happen: 31.25%
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Juventus team news: Club captain and centre-back Giorgio Chiellini remains out for the reigning Serie champions as he recovers from a knee injury. Marco Pjaca, Mattai Perin and Federico Bernardeschi are also spending their time in the treatment room these days and will be missing the game.
Emre Can is ineligible to play after Maurizio Sarri left him out of the UEFA Champions League squad.
Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is a doubt for the match due to a knee injury. It has been an injury-hit season for the five-time Ballon d'Or winner, and Juve hopes that their prized-asset get back to his full fitness ahead of a gruelling schedule.
“Yesterday, Cristiano trained with his teammates. It seems that his condition is improving but we still have to evaluate between today and tomorrow,” Sarri said during the press conference.
Brazilian star Douglas Costa is a doubt for the match due to an injury. He has been in good touch of late his absence will be felt.
Rodrigo Bentancur or Aaron Ramsey will replace Bernardeschi in the starting XI on Tuesday, while Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain compete for one place upfront.
Atletico Madrid team news: Sime Vrsaljko, Stefan Savic, Diego Costa and Jose Gimenez all remain out for Atletico ahead of this game.
But Diego Simeone will have both Saul Niguez and Thomas Partey back in the side after the duo missed Atletico's 1-1 draw against Granada through suspension.
Here is Atletico Madrid squad:
Goalkeepers: Adan, Alex, Oblak
Defenders: Arias, Lodi, Felipe, Hermoso, Trippier
Midfielders: Thomas, Koke, Saul, Lemar, M. Llorente, Herrera, Vitolo, Toni Moya
Forwards: Joao Felix, Morata, Correa, Saponjic
Juventus: Szczesny (GK), Cuadrado, Rugani, Bonucci, Sandro, Khedira, Pjanic, Matuidi, Bernardeschi, Higuain, Ronaldo
Atletico Madrid: Oblak (GK), Trippier, Felipe, Hermoso, Lodi, Koke, Saul, Thomas, Lemar, Correa, Morata
Atletico Madrid hold the 2-1 advantage over Juventus' in the 3 encounters between these two teams, but in the current context, the Italia outfit is more talented on paper and have momentum as well.
We back Juve to win this game: 2-1.