Atalanta vs Juventus
Coppa Italia, Italy
Date: Wednesday, 30th January 2019
Kick off at: 19.45 GMT
Venue: Atleti Azzurri d’Italia, Bergamo, Italy
Juventus’ ambition to defend their Coppa Italia title this season will be facing a tough task in the quarter finals round as Massimiliano Allegri’s men set to face Atalanta. Playing at Atleti Azzurri d’Italia stadium this midweek, this tie could be a very cracking encounter.
Atalanta vs Juventus Probable Lineups
Here are the probable lineups for both teams as they are set to play in an exciting cup encounter at Atleti Azzurri d’Italia stadium next Wednesday. Let’s take a further look at the two sides potential lineups and formation setup that they’re preparing for the clash.
Expected Formation: 3-4-1-2
Probable Lineups: Berisha(gk); Toloi, Djimsiti, Palomino(def); Hateboer, De Roon, Pessina, Castagne(mid); Gomez(att mid); Ilicic, Zapata(att).
Expected Formation: 4-3-3
Probable Lineups: Szczesny(g);Cancelo, Rugani, Chiellini, Alex Sandro(def); Betancur, Pjanic, Matuidi(mid);Dybala, Ronaldo, Bernardeschi(att).
Since the start of 2019, both teams have been playing several domestic matches, alternating between Serie A and Coppa Italia matches. Let’s take a further look at the two teams’ last fixtures to have more details about the kind of form they are having.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches): DWWWD
Ahead of their mid Coppa clash against Juventus, Atalanta have been having a pretty good start in 2019, winning two games and drawing one. Gian Piero Gasperini’s side have been competing well in their recent Serie A fixtures as they currently sitting in seventh place.
La Dea also shown their ability to compete with the top Italian sides, drawing against Roma on their latest league fixture and even taking a point from Juve in their previous Serie A match up last December.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches) : WWWWW
The Turin giant have been in an excellent form starting the new year as they have won their last five fixtures, which includes two cup games and three Serie A matches.
Juve have been looking unstoppable in terms of result, though their overall performances haven’t always been convincing but the amount of talents they have somehow help them getting that needed victories.
Gasperini doesn’t really have much injury or absentees concern to face at the moment aside from Ali Adnan who is not available due to international duties.
Nevertheless, Atalanta doesn’t really have too much depth available so there might not be too many changes being made by La Dea this midwee. Josip Ilicic and Duvan Zapata look set to continue their partnership up front like what they’ve been doing recently.
Unlike their opponent on Wednesday, Bianconeri do have some unavailable players for their Copa clash as Leonardo Bonucci, Andrea Barzagli along with Juan Cuadrado are all out injured.
Head coach, Massimiliano Allegri, is still haggling on whether he should start Cristiano Ronaldo or not. Moreover, there’s some good news for the Turin giant as Mario Mandzukic, Miralem Pjanic and Sami Khedira are all available for this Copa match.
Head to Head Records:
Juventus last five meetings against Atalanta have been dominated by Allegri’s side with three wins and two draws.
Their latest match up at Atleti Azzurri d’Italia stadium happened last December which ended in an exciting 2-2 draw.
Atalanta are not an easy team to handle, especially when they are playing at home and Juve have already witnessed it during their previous league match up which ended in a draw.
Since there will be a winner for this midweek clash no matter what, it will be the best shot for Gli Orobici to take down Bianconeri this season. Allegri’s team are yet to be beaten in domestic competition so far, while they already suffered two losses during their Champions League group stage campaign.
Final Score Prediction: 2-1