JUV vs ATN Dream11 Team Prediction: The Italian champions welcome Atalanta to the Allianz Stadium in the Serie A. Juventus are on a very good run of form and are on a 10-game unbeaten run with 4 straight wins. They are also unbeaten in the league but 5 draws out of 11 games are pulling them down in the table, sitting in 4th place, 4 points off the leaders, AC Milan. Andrea Pirlo’s side has finished on top of the Champions League side with a win over Barcelona that put them on top. On the other hand, Atalanta has given up their great start to the season with 3 losses and 2 draws pulling them down all the way to 8th place, 10 points of the top. However, Atalanta has played one game lesser after their game against Udinese got postponed and if they win their game in hand, can go within 7 points off the top.
Juventus vs Atalanta, Serie A
16th December, 11 pm (IST)
Allianz Stadium, Turin
Juventus – DWWWW
Atalanta – WLDWW
Head-to-head (last five meetings): The last 5 games have been evenly matched with Juventus winning 1, Atalanta winning 1 and 3 draws being played out between the two sides.
Last meeting: Juventus 2-2 Atalanta (Serie A, 11th July 2020)
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JUV vs ATN Prediction, Team News, Starting XI
A) Juventus Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Giorgio Chiellini and Merih Demiral are injured and will not feature in the JUV vs ATN Dream11 Prediction.
Doubtful: Pirlo has no doubtful players for this game.
Expected changes: Given their squad depth, Juventus can afford to make a few changes and still field a strong lineup. They are likely to go for a more attack-minded 3-4-1-2 with Danilo, Leonardo Bonucci and Matthijs de Ligt forming the back 3. Arthur can return to the lineup, alongside Rodrigo Bentancur, with Juan Cuadrado and Alex Sandro on the flanks. Weston McKennie will fancy a more central role, playing right behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Alvaro Morata coming in for Paulo Dybala. Dejan Kulusevski will be vying for a start but will most likely have to settle for a spot on the bench.
Juventus Starting XI (probable):
Wojciech Szczesny (GK)
Matthijs de Ligt
B) Atalanta Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Mario Pasalic and Mattia Caldara are confirmed absentees for this fixture, with both suffering injuries.
Doubtful: Gian Piero Gasperini has no doubtful players for this game.
Expected changes: With a lot on the line, Atalanta will most likely go for the same lineup that beat Fiorentina 3-0. Pierluigi Gasperini starts in goal, behind a 3-man defence of Rafael Toloi, Cristian Romero and Berat Djimsiti. The same midfield 4 of Hans Hateboer, Marten de Roon, Remo Freuler and Robin Gosens should occupy the centre of the park. Matteo Pessina might make way for Josip Ilicic, playing alongside Duvan Zapata with Ruslan Malinovsky anchoring the front-line.
Atalanta Starting XI (probable):
Marten de Roon
JUV vs ATN Today Match Prediction: PaddyPower and SkyBet are offering odds of 4/5 on a win to the Italian champions, making them the favourites to win. Atalanta is placed at 16/5 to pull off an upset at the Allianz Stadium. But the dark horses of Europe have not beaten Juventus in their last 3 meetings which will be a tough record to break at their own home stadium. The Bianconeri have also conceded just 9 goals all season which is the least in Serie A and have scored 23 goals, with only 4 clubs having more. Atalanta on the other hand, have conceded 16 goals in 10 games which will be cause for concern for Gian Piero Gasperini. The JUV vs ATN Today Match Prediction will be a tricky one and a must-win for both sides as it is a fixture that will shape the league table.
JUV vs ATN Dream11, Captain & Differential Picks, Fantasy Football Tips
Captain Options –
Cristiano Ronaldo – Arguably one of the best players to ever play the game, Cristiano Ronaldo has been excellent as usual with 14 goals and 2 assists in 10 starts this season. He has a goal contribution every 57 minutes which is very impressive and has created 15 goal-scoring chances with a pass accuracy of 82%.
Duvan Zapata – Zapata has been very good this season with 5 goals and 5 assists so far. He has been great as an overall asset to the club with 17 goal-scoring chances created and a pass accuracy of 84% while succeeding in 10 dribbles. Zapata has made an appearance in all 10 league games and all 6 Champions League games and will be a huge threat to Juventus.
Alvaro Morata – Morata has been looking more like himself since leaving for Juventus with 9 goals and 3 assists so far, including 6 goals and 1 assist in the Champions League alone. Playing alongside Ronaldo, Morata has created 24 goal-scoring chances and has 19 successful dribbles, succeeding 100% of his attempted dribbles in the Champions League.
Differential Picks –
Robin Gosens – Playing on the left side of the midfield, Robin Gosens has 3 goals and 2 assists so far. He has created 11 goal-scoring chances with 10 successful dribbles and a 60% shot conversion rate. He is also excellent defensively with a 100% tackle success rate along with 15 clearances and 13 interceptions. He also bagged a goal in his last start for the club.
Weston McKennie – Despite scoring just 2 goals and 2 assists, the youngster has been in fine form with 2 goals and an assist in his last 3 appearances so far. He also has an 84% pass accuracy across all competitions with 11 goal-scoring chances. The American has also completed 100% of his dribbles in all competitions this season.
Ruslan Malinovsky – The Ukrainian has been an asset to both his club and country. Malinovsky has created 23 goal-scoring chances, playing behind the likes of Duvan Zapata and Josep Ilicic. He has also completed 14 successful dribbles and whipped in 12 accurate crosses despite playing in a more central role.