Gian Piero Gasperini continues overachieving with La Dea and his team currently sits fourth in the league table with 12 points. Juve, meanwhile, are third with 13 points. So, besides the entertainment this match up promises, the game will also be important in the title race. We will make sure to take that into account in our Atalanta vs Juventus tips. The kick-off is scheduled for 6 pm local time on Sunday, October 1.
Both teams to score? Yes
While the results have been positive both for Atalanta and Juventus, neither team has been perfect. La Dea scored 11 goals in six matches and conceded five, recording four wins and two losses. Massimiliano Allegri’s side, meanwhile, won four matches, drew one and lost one while scoring 12 goals and conceding six.
Gasperini’s Atalanta has never been a team that values defensive solidity, the coach always prioritises intensity, pressing and attack. Allegri would’ve perhaps liked a better performance in defence from his team but with the departures of veterans Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini, there’s a need to rebuild that backline. So, we expect both teams to score at least once this weekend, with Bet365 offering 1.70 odds on this happening.
As we mentioned above, the goals of both teams going into the 2023/24 Serie A campaign should be a finish inside the top four at least. This makes the match on Sunday an important one because it is a meeting of two rivals with similar ambitions.
However, since the league season has only started, both sides may be fine with a single point here. If the game is level towards the end, it is unlikely that either Allegri or Gasperini will tell their men to go all out – better to draw than risk losing the match. And if one team is up towards the end, it’s easier to imagine them defending their lead instead of pushing for another goal.
This part of our Atalanta vs Juventus tips is certainly risky, though, as the odds on a draw stand at 3.40 on Bet365.
Dusan Vlahovic to score anytime
Dusan Vlahovic is slowly turning into the player Juventus hoped he would become when signing him from Fiorentina for €70 million. The 23-year-old striker has so far scored four goals in six matches and is the joint second-best goalscorer in the league. He has also provided an assist.
On Sunday, Vlahovic will look to add more goals to his tally and improve his position in the Golden Boot race. The odds are also in his favour because Allegri rested the Serbia international in the midweek match against Lecce, only bringing in as a substitute for the final 15 minutes. This means that Dusan will be fresh to take on Atalanta and motivated to get his goal. Bet365 gives 3.25 odds on Vlahovic scoring anytime during the game. Additionally, there is a 17.00 odds line on Dusan scoring a header specifically.
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