Clay McGibbonJuventus vs Atalanta, Sunday May 19th, 14:30, Allianz Stadium. With the Champions League places up for grabs for Atalanta, this game has huge significance on the rest of Serie A with Juventus playing a big part but not in a way that they’re used to.
Juventus will be favourites for this game, but Atalanta should have their heads held high. A victory for the Nerazzurri gets you good odds. Juve won’t lie down as they aim to end to put on a show in their final home game, so these is among the best online betting odds for this weekend round of action.
A draw at half time in the Allianz Stadium is nothing to be ashamed of, if anything it should be applauded. With Atalanta knowing they need a win to all but seal Champions League football next season, it wouldn’t be a shock to see them level at the break and end up with all three points at the final whistle.
Head to Head
In 129 matches, Juventus have beaten Atalanta 70 times, while Atalanta have won just 15, drawing 44 times. Juventus have scored 244 goals in these games, while the away side have just 119 in comparison.
Atalanta haven’t beaten Juventus in Serie A since February 2001, when they triumphed 1-0 over a Juve side containing Edgar Davids, Zinedine Zidane and Alessandro Del Piero, and managed by Carlo Ancelotti.
Atalanta beat Juve 3-0 in the Coppa Italia quarter-finals earlier this season, which was their first win against the Old Lady in any competition since the last 16 of the 2004 Coppa Italia.
The top scorer in this fixture is Giampiero Boniperti with 15 goals, while Del Piero is second on 10. David Trezeguet, Omar Sivori and John Hansen are tied on eight goals each.
The last time Juve lost at home to Atalanta in any competition was in 1989, when Dino Zoff’s side fell to a 1-0 loss, with Claudio Caniggia scoring the only goal for Atalanta on that occasion.
A life-long Bury fan, Clay has realized his dreams of seeing his boyhood club reach the lofty heights of Premier League glory are very unlikely. Though currently living in London, Clay never misses the opportunity to watch his team on the stream. Often spotted at centre-back in Sunday League, Clay has settled for reporting on the top teams throughout Europe. He has recently taken a liking to the NFL, and hopes to be able to attend an NFL game at Wembley this year.