Juventus vs Atalanta – Coppa Italia.
Juventus Stadium, Turin – 11 January 2017, 19:45.
Match Preview and Betting Tips.
We can say that none of the two sides had much luck with the draw at this stage of the competition in Coppa Italia. Juve could have certainly been drawn with much easier opponent that Atalanta, who are playing fantastic football this season, and who have entered the New Year in a marvelous way with a fabulous performance at Bentegodi over the weekend. However, the look at the H2H record is not quite promising for Gianpiero Gasperini whose team has no more than two wins in35 encounters with the Old Lady. The reigning champions were pretty confident in the league match played a month ago in Turin when Alex Sandro, Rugani and Mandzukic got their names on the scoresheet in a 3 – 1 win.
Massimiliano Allegri managed to recover his team from the disappointing defeat in Super Cup final against Milan after penalty shootout. Juve took a comfortable win over Bologna on Sunday evening with a wonderful performance by the Argentine dup up front. Gonzalo Higuain took his tally to 12 goals in Serie A with a brace, while Paulo Dybala was safe from the spot to score his fourth goal of the campaign.
It seemed that Atalanta entered the crisis being winless in three matches just after the mentioned defeat to Juventus, but they managed to get back on the winning ways with the win over Empoli which was backed with the wonderful display at Bentegodi over the weekend.
Juve will be favourites without doubts, but the 4/11 odds are just not flying. Instead, the Over 2.5 goals bet seems to be much more appropriate given the amazing attacking form both teams showed during the weekend. The 8/11 odds on this option will definitely do the job. Alternatively, Gonzalo Higuain is 8/13 to keep the good form going and score anytime.