Juventus will encounter Atalanta in the Coppa Italia final at Mapei Stadium on Wednesday night. This is the only way for the Bianconeri to earn a Silverware for this season otherwise they will remain trophyless in this season under new manager Andrea Pirlo.
After beating Inter Milan at home by 3-2 with the help of the referee, the Old Lady of Turin will be looking to win the Coppa Italia and gain a much-needed boost before the last game of the season.
On the other hand, Atalanta will be desperate to win the Coppa Italia as they are without a major honor for almost 60 years. And it will be a huge success for the side from Bergamo under Gian Piero Gasperini to win the Coppa Italia.
Atalanta vs Juventus Preview:
After beating Genoa by 4-3 on the weekend Atalanta has secured their Champions League spot for next season and they can come into this game much more relaxed.
La Dea are unbeaten against the Bianconeri in the last three encounters and Juventus have managed to win just once in the last seven games against Atalanta.
Atalanta under Gasperini are a much more expansive and entertaining team to watch. They have scored over 90 goals in the past two consecutive seasons in Serie A.
Juventus are struggling under the club legend Andrea Pirlo this season. They were out of the Champions League in the round of 16 stages and are currently struggling to qualify for the UEFA Champions League. The Bianconeri are sitting fifth and only one game to go.
The Old Lady have looked unimaginative and slow-paced team under Pirlo. This helped the opposition to restructure themselves more easily. If Pirlo fails to qualify for the UEFA Champions League next season then he will surely be sacked by the Juventus board.
Atalanta recent form: W-W-W-D-W
Juventus recent form: W-W-L-W-D
Atalanta vs Juventus team news:
Gasperini will be able to choose his first team from a full squad. There is not any significant news of absentees in this game for Atalanta. Pirlo’s side have to be wary about the trio of Atalanta. In combined Luis Muriel, Duvan Zapata, and Ruslan Malinovskyi have contributed to 75 Serie A goals.
Juventus will be without left-back Alex Sandro who picked up his second yellow card of the competition for a foul on Achraf Hakimi during the clubs’ cup semi-final against Inter Milan. Apart from that, there are not any other absentees for the Bianconeri in this game.
The Old Lady of Turin will go with a 4-4-2 formation, Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala should lead the line for the Bianconeri in this game.
Predicted Line-up and score:
Atalanta BC possible starting lineup:
Gollini; Toloi, Romero, Djimsiti; Hateboer, De Roon, Freuler, Gosens; Malinovskyi, Muriel; Zapata
Juventus possible starting lineup:
Buffon; Cuadrado, De Ligt, Chiellini, Danilo; McKennie, Bentancur, Rabiot, Chiesa; Dybala, Ronaldo
Atalanta 2-1 Juventus
Atalanta are in terrific form compared to Juventus who are struggling at the moment. Gian Piero Gasperini should lead his side for the second top-flight trophy in the history of Atalanta.
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