Great Serie A weekend with Juventus-Atalanta in a combination of football and drama, as another defeat for Juve could even mean putting at stake their qualification to Champions League for next season.
Also, we have the Sarri come back to Naples with his Lazio and strong Serie A odds on Udinese-Genoa. Let’s get into it!
Juventus vs. Atalanta BC
Saturday, November 27, 2021 – 12:00 PM EST at Juventus Stadium
Juventus were trashed by Chelsea and in a way, that’s news. Not the fact they played ugly which has been systematically happening since the season started, but so far that tactics have paid off against every big team, as their catenaccio has put in trouble their opponents, accustomed to stretching the field.
Atalanta is that kind of team, that plays much better, but that also spent a lot of energy in a last-minute gasp draw 3-3 at Young Boys. Juve will field Dybala back from injury too early, while Atalanta is recovering Hateboer, they’ll probably play with the same team from Wednesday.
Dybala is actually is always good in this type of matchup possibly because Atalanta leaves more space between the lines and defends in zone and not man to man, as it happens to him against other sides.
This game is much more leveled than it appears, not because Atalanta is actually playing proper football but due to Juve’s pragmatism, which will be very relevant against a side who’s used to attacking without pause even when they are two goals up.
SSC Napoli vs. Lazio
Sunday, November 28, 2021 - 02:45 PM EST at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona
It will be a special game for many reasons, The statue of Maradona within the stadium will be unveiled and carried around the track field. At the same time, Sarri will be back in a place where the Neapolitans’ love for him has been second only to Maradona’s.
Meanwhile, Napoli lost Osimhen until January and Anguissa until mid-December, which are two of the five key players of the team. On the other side, Lazio has been a roller-coaster, constantly ups and downs and again, but Immobile is fit again after missing the defeat against Juve.
Lazio played a super stressful away game in the snow of Moscow on Thursday. Although Napoli suffered the same conditions, it was one day in advance. The latter also lost against Inter after previously drawing with Verona, and everybody is predicting their spiraling down after an almost perfect journey until game 11.
A proud reaction is needed now, also to avoid the blues of seeing the injuries pile up and avoid giving satisfaction to their critics. Maybe it won’t last, but at least for this game…
Udinese Calcio vs. Genoa CFC
Sunday, November 28, 2021 - 06:30 AM EST Stadio Friuli
In the game of the 125th anniversary of Udinese, with all the club legends on the pitch (there is a big celebration for Zico too), Genoa will come in with new manager Shevchenko who’s plan is to steal, at least, one point out of this game after suffering defeat in last minutes against Roma in his debut.
It is hard, and it will be probably a very boring game, with both conceding nothing as often is the case at Udinese’s home. They’ll possibly be settling with avoiding defeat so let’s back the draw for our last Serie A pick.
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