Serie A champions Juventus will be looking to continue their recent revival when they host Atalanta on Wednesday night in Turin.
Andrea Pirlo has had a slow start to his managerial career at Juventus with his side dropping a lot of points in games they have been favoured to win and they find themselves tied in fourth place in the league, with the two Milan outfits coming out as the early season pace setters, occupying the top two slots.
Having said that, the Old Lady are still unbeaten in the league and they seem to be finding their form in their recent outings. They won their both of their final two Champions League group games 3-0, the last one coming against Barcelona in Spain, and they’ve also won their last two league games.
The Bianconeri are in the middle of a rebuild with their youngsters like McKennie, Matthijs De Ligt and Kulusevski blending into the team alongside veteran heads. Pirlo will be counting on them as a critical component for their defence of the Scudetto.
Atalanta are having a tougher start to this season than last season, now that their opponents are well acquainted with their tactics. Plus, having qualified for the Champions League, they now have a much tighter schedule than they did last season, which inevitably takes a toll on the team. They find themselves ninth in the league 10 games in.
They are however coming into this match off a fine week, having sealed qualification to the Champions League round of 16 for the second year in a row with a 1-0 win at Ajax and they followed that up with a convincing 3-0 win over Fiorentina on their last league assignment.
Gian Piero Gasperini’s side despite being below par for the majority of the season, have enough quality in their rank and file to throw a spanner in the works here.
These are two of the best-attacking teams in the league. They’ve both had slow starts but they seem to be getting their rhythm back if their result performances are anything to go by. Juventus have won their last four games, while Atalanta have won back-to-back games. The corresponding fixture last year ended 2-2. With both teams finding their feet now, we can expect another end-to-end encounter. We are backing Over 2.5 goals to land @ 1.69 with Betway as our first betting tip.
Juventus rejuvenation has been largely on the back of a good run of form from their mercurial forward Cristiano Ronaldo. The Old Lady struggled to get goals when he was in quarantine after contracting the virus. He has since completed the protocols and come back to give this team a new lease of life. His two goals against Barcelona and another double against Genoa proved decisive. He also scored both goals in that 2-2 draw when these teams met last season. Betway betting app have Ronaldo to score anytime priced @ 1.82 and we feel there is great value in picking that as our final tip for the game.
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