Juventus Goes for 12th Straight Win over AtalantaPublished March 6, 2016 by Florin P
Winless Atalanta needs a miracle at home against invincible Juventus (2:00 p.m UK Time).
Juventus completed its catch-up run and now tries to break free at the top of the Serie A, with yet another victory over Atalanta. They secured three valuable points against Inter Milan and given their impressive head to head record in the series, they shouldn’t have a hard time winning on the road. The home side is more concerned about salvaging one point, since they need to put some distance between them and the relegation area.
11 Consecutive Victories for Juventus
Few Italian teams have a positive record against Juventus and most of them have failed miserably, yet Atalanta seems to be in a league of its own. Recently, they were unable to stop the multiple champions even when they had home pitch advantage and lost the last 11 head to head games. That’s why the visitors are so confident ahead of this fixture and will not settle for one point under any circumstances.
The victory over Inter Milan in conjunction with Napoli’s inability to defeat Fiorentina allowed Juventus take the lead. It is very important for them to maintain this advantage now and they can focus on the domestic championship. The key match against Bayern Munich will take place in less than 10 days and that match represents the top priority for the Italians.
No Victory for Atalanta in 2016
After the impressive season start, Atalanta found it impossible to win games and the last victory occurred on December 13, 2015. It’s been a long time since that win and unless they manage to turn the ship around quickly, the specter of relegation will once again loom.
While they dream of a victory, the result the hosts are actually hoping for is a scoreless draw and that’s what they will be pushing for. Five defenders, four midfielders and a single striker are probably going to be insufficient to stop Juventus in its tracks. To minimize the risks while enjoying great odds, punters should take the -1 Asian Handicap offered by bet365 Sports at even odds.