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Juventus v Atalanta: Match preview, team news and probable lineups

Max Statman

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Coming off a very difficult week, Juventus host Atalanta at the Allianz Stadium in the matchday 19 of Serie A on Sunday at 20:45 local time.

Juventus have been handed a 15-point penalty by the Federal Court of Appeals on Friday as a result of the investigation into the plusvalenza capital gains case.

This leaves them on 22 points in tenth position alongside Bologna and Empoli, outside of the European spots the club usually contends for. They were previously in third position in Serie A behind league leaders, Napoli, and AC Milan.

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In the last league match Juventus were trashed out 5-1 by Napoli on Saturday last week, although on Thursday they performed well in the Coppa Italia round of 16 and beat Monza 2-1, thanks to two goals from Moise Kean and Federico Chiesa.

Juventus have won their last five home games without conceding a goal and have lost only one of their last 25 home matches against Atalanta — who are visiting them today night.

Atalanta have scored 13 goals in their last two games, including a 5-3 win over Spezia in the Coppa Italia on Wednesday and an 8-2 win over Salernitana in Serie A last week.

Team news and probable lineups

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Adrien Rabiot is out of action this week; joining compatriot Paul Pogba and Juve captain Leonardo Bonucci on the sidelines, while Dusan Vlahovic and Juan Cuadrado remain doubts for Max Allegri, and Mattia De Sciglio is also yet to return to the first-team squad.

Meanwhile, Atalanta are set to be without Duvan Zapata due to a groin problem, midfield regular Teun Koopmeiners, who is suspended and Wing-back Davide Zappacosta’s thigh injury will keep him out of action until late next month.

Juventus probable lineup: Szczesny; Danilo, Bremer, Sandro; McKennie, Fagioli, Locatelli, Miretti, Kostic; Di Maria; Milik.

Atalanta probable lineup: Musso; Toloi, Palomino, Scalvini; Hateboer, De Roon, Pasalic, Ruggeri; Ederson; Lookman, Hojlund.

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I am seasoned senior correspondent at Forza Juventus, where I specialize in providing in-depth coverage of transfer news, insightful analysis, and everything related to the world of Juventus.

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