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Juventus vs Atalanta PREVIEW

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The Italian Serie A, November 27, Kick-off 17:00 GMT

Juventus vs Atalanta PREVIEW STATS

Over their last nine Serie A matches, Juventus have gained 19 points (W6 D1 L2), one more than Atalanta (18) and only fewer than AC Milan (22 points) and Napoli (20 points) in this period.

Among the current top eight sides in the Serie A table, Juventus (134) and Atalanta (131) have had the fewest sequences of ten or more passes in this season’s competition, but are also two of the four teams that have had the most direct attacks in the division (Atalanta top with 28, Juve fourth with 23).

Juventus have only won two of their last nine games against Atalanta in Serie A (D6 L1), this after winning 13 league games in a row against the Bergamaschi beforehand (Juventus’ longest ever streak against a single opponent in the top flight).

Juventus are unbeaten in their last 24 home games against Atalanta in Serie A (W18 D6); the Bianconeri are only currently on a longer streak without such a defeat against Bari and Verona (both 30).

Juventus have lost two of their first six home games of a Serie A campaign for the first time since 1980/81. Should they lose here, three defeats would equal their worst such total after seven home top flight games, having only ever done so in 1956/57 and 1948/49.

Atalanta have gained 16 points out of the 18 available away from home in Serie A this season, a record for the Bergamaschi from their first six Serie A away games to a season.

Atalanta (24) have scored twice the number of goals from open play that Juventus (12) have managed in Serie A this season, with Atalanta’s total a league-high in 2021/22. Indeed, Juventus rank joint-10th in the division this season for open play goals, level with Empoli and Spezia.

TOP PLAYER(S) STATS

Atalanta’s Mario Pasalic has been directly involved in more goals in Serie A this season than any other midfielder (nine – four goals and five assists), the exact same as Juventus midfielders Locatelli (four), McKennie (two), Bentancur (two) and Rabiot (one) combined.

Luis Muriel has played more games (15), more minutes (696) and attempted more shots (21) against Juventus than any side has is yet to score against in Serie A; the Atalanta striker has scored against every other team he has faced at least five times in the division.

Federico Chiesa has scored a goal in three of his four Serie A home games against Atalanta; all three such goals against the Bergamo side were scored in the first half, from outside the box and with his right foot.

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