Serie A football returns to its best this weekend as Juventus hosts the ever-enthralling Atalanta at the Allianz Arena on Saturday evening.

JUVENTUS RESULTS, STATS, SQUAD

Juventus’s struggles have been well-documented this season, but they have still shown a knack for earning results on important occasions in Serie A as they have lost just once to six of seven teams above them in the Serie A standings. Juventus ended a three-game winless run in Serie A with a home victory against 10-man Fiorentina at the start of November and they followed that up with a 2-0 victory over Lazio in their last Serie A outing with a penalty in each half from stand-in skipper Leonardo Bonucci secured three precious points for the ‘Old Lady. Max Allegri will look to boost the morale of his side after a disappointing 4-0 defeat to Chelsea midweek in the champions league. Nonetheless, they sit eighth in the Serie A standings – 11 points adrift league leaders Napoli. Defenders Mattia Di Sciglio, Danilo, and Aaron Ramsey are ruled out with injuries.

ATALANTA RESULTS, STATS, SQUAD

Atalanta are always an entertaining side to watch, they have scored a record of 27 goals in just 13 Serie A matches this season. The Bergamo club has scored over 2.5 in nine of their last ten games in all competitions. They currently sit fourth in the Serie A standings after a six-game unbeaten run. After being held to a draw against Udinese and Lazio, back-to-back wins against Cagliari and Spezia have seen Atalanta in a much better place in the table standings the Juventus. Their latest failure to secure maximum points came away to Young Boys in midweek when Gian Piero Gasperini’s men were twice pegged back by the hosts before super-sub Luis Muriel had to intervene with a late free-kick in order to salvage a 3-3 draw. Defenders Robin Gosens and Hans Hateboer are ruled out with injuries.

JUVENTUS VS ATALANTA STATS, ODDS, PREDICTIONS

Juventus have gained 19 points over their last nine Serie A matches. They have been solid at home with just two losses on home ground this season. Atalanta defensive issues have seen them concede 19 in their last ten games. BTTS have come through in their last ten games in all competitions. We are backing a narrow win for Juventus here.

PREDICTION: JUVENTUS WIN 1-0/2-0/2-1

ACCUMULATOR TIP: CHANCE MIX 1 OR OVER 2.5