During a normal football season, players and coaches always talk about taking one game at a time and not looking ahead to what’s coming. We all know that this is not entirely true, though, as it is human nature for people to look ahead, especially when there is something bigger on the horizon. In the current state of play, those one game at a time comments may actually be valid, as there really is very little time to start looking too far down the line, as the next game up usually comes in the space of 3 or 4 days. Let’s see how these teams arrive to this affair so you can make your bets against their Serie A odds.
Atalanta Vs Juventus Game Preview
There are still some teams who are alive in the European competitions, but those games will not come until the domestic seasons have played out. That allows plenty of time to focus on the task at hand, which is what Juventus will be doing when they face Atlalanta this coming Saturday in what is potentially a huge game. The visitors are in the top 4 and look safe there, so they don’t really have much to play for while Juventus can get one step closer to the title with a win. Juventus are in as slight favorites for this one, with the goal total set at 3.
Why bet on Juventus
While Lazio are beginning to see their challenge fade, Juventus are using their championship experience to stay strong and begin to open up a gap at the top of Serie A. With Lazio inexplicably losing 2-1 to Lecce on Tuesday afternoon, Juventus now have a 7-point lead at the top of the league. There are still 7 rounds to be played before the season comes to a close, but it is hard to imagine Juve losing their grip on the title. The certainly looked dominant in their 4-1 road win over Torino last Saturday and it really does feel like just a matter of time before they secure the title. Juventus won 3-1 over Atalanta on the road earlier this season and are dominant at home, going 14-1-0, scoring 39 and surrendering just 11.
Why bet on Atalanta
Atalanta have not yet officially clinched a Champions League spot for next season, but like their opponents in this one, it is tough to imagine them letting their lead slip. As it stands now, they are sitting in 4th with 63 points, which has them 14 points ahead of Milan in 5th. Atalanta will be in the UCL again next season and hoping for more of the same success they are seeing this season, where they will be in the final 8 when the Champions League tournament begins again in August. For now, though, they just want to clinch that spot and play out the season, hoping to avoid injury. This is a team that should not be written off too soon in this game, as Atalanta come in with the best road record in Serie A, going 10-4-1 while scoring 41 goals and surrendering 17.
General Match Info Atalanta B.C. Vs Juventus Turin
- When: Wednesday, July 8 at 1 PM EST
- Where: Bramall Lane, Sheffield
- Atalanta Vs Juventus: ESPN
- Serie A Odds: Atalanta wins +238 / Juventus wins -102 / Draw +259
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
Juventus are going to be out looking to get the league clinched as quickly as possible, so look for them to press the home field advantage, such as it is in the current climate. I like Juventus to win here, plus I like the OVER.
Pick: Juventus 3 Atalanta 1