Juventus vs Atalanta
Coppa Italia – Round of 16
Date: Wednesday, 11th January 2017
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Juventus Stadium, Turin.
Juventus returned to action from the winter break with a 3-0 thumping win at Turin against Bologna. They picked up from where they left off in December and kept hold on to the 4 point lead over Roma at the top of the league table. Their start striker Gonzalo Higuain was once again on the score-sheet taking his tally to 5 goals from last 3 Serie A games.
Atalanta on the other hand produced an inspired performance at Verona to thrash Chievo 4-1. They are one of the surprise packages in the league this season and sit 6th in the league table pushing for a spot in Europe next season. Atalanta lost 2 of their last 15 games in all competitions, picking up an incredible 11 wins during the period.
Juventus vs Atalanta: Head-to-head Stats
Their latest meeting was on 4th December 2016 and Juventus won the Serie A fixture by a 3-1 margin at Turin.
Juventus are on a 13 match winning run against Atalanta in all competitions. And they are unbeaten in the last 26 matches. Atalanta had managed only 2 draws during the period, losing in 24.
Juventus vs Atalanta: Prediction
On current form, Juventus look unstoppable and they will win this fixture with ease if Massimiliano Allegri decides to go with a full strength squad. The Old Lady have won in each of their last 28 matches at home against Italian teams in league and cup matches. Therefore, Juve to win against Atalanta in this Coppa Italia fixture can be considered as a banker’s bet.
Gonzalo Higuain is on an excellent scoring streak after scoring 5 goals in the last 3 matches. He can be backed to score any-time during the match.