19:45 GMT 30 January 2018
The Atalanta vs. Juventus match will be played on Tuesday, January 30, at the Atleti Azzurri Stadium, Bergamo. This is the Coppa Italia semifinal first leg. In previous round, Atalanta surprisingly eliminated Napoli by 2:1, while Juventus defeated Torino by 2:0.
In their previous ten meetings, Juventus recorded eight victories, while two matches ended in a draw. Previously, Atalanta recorded a victory against Juventus in 2004, when the result was 2:0 in the Italian Cup. These teams played 22 games against each other since then. However, the last two matches ended in a draw. Before that, Juventus had a series of 14 victories against Atalanta in all competitions.
Atalanta dropped to eight place in the league and they are now trailing by four point behind the sixth-placed Sampdoria. Their primary goal for the season is to qualify for European competitions again. However, after eliminating Napoli in quarterfinals of the Cup, Atalanta feels they are really near the trophy in this competition, despite facing Juventus in the semis. In their long history, Atalanta won only one trophy in senior competition - Italian Cup in 1963. Last time they played in the final in 1996. They could rethink their priorities and focus on the Cup instead.
Latest matches: Atalanta Bergamasca
|27.01.2018||Seri||US Sassuolo||Atalanta Bergamasca||0:3||W|
|21.01.2018||Seri||Atalanta Bergamasca||SSC Napoli||0:1||L|
|06.01.2018||Seri||AS Roma||Atalanta Bergamasca||1:2||W|
|02.01.2018||Copp||SSC Napoli||Atalanta Bergamasca||1:2||W|
|30.12.2017||Seri||Atalanta Bergamasca||Cagliari Calcio||1:2||L|
Juventus is in an excellent form, despite they are still second in the league. Napoli is playing almost a perfect season as well and they are pushing the champion to the limits. It is unlikely that Juventus will send their best team on the pitch in the upcoming game, but they are still the favorites to win it.
Latest matches: Juventus Turin
|27.01.2018||Seri||AC Chievo Verona||Juventus Turin||0:2||W|
|22.01.2018||Seri||Juventus Turin||Genoa FC||1:0||W|
|06.01.2018||Seri||Cagliari Calcio||Juventus Turin||0:1||W|
|03.01.2018||Copp||Juventus Turin||Turin FC||2:0||W|
|30.12.2017||Seri||Hellas Verona||Juventus Turin||1:3||W|
We expect an interesting game with more than 2.5 goals scored. Atalanta will seek for their chance from counter attacks, while Juventus will try to finish the job in the first leg.
30 January 2018 - 19:45 GMT
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