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Juventus vs. Atletico Madrid: Champions League – Match Preview

by hisham

Atletico Madrid can join Juventus in the knock out stages of the Champions League with victory on Tuesday evening.

Juventus have claimed 10 points from four group stage fixtures, only failing to beat Atletico in their opener.

They recovered from a goal down to beat Atalanta 3-1 on the weekend, with Gonzalo Higuain scoring twice.

Atletico Madrid’s season has stalled somewhat and they were beaten in their last Champions League game by Bayer Leverkusen.

They sit fourth in La Liga, however have scored just 16 goals in 14 matches this league campaign.

Champions League form: Juventus W3 D1 L0; Atletico Madrid W2 D1 L1
Champions League top scorers
Juventus – Paulo Dybala 2 goals
Atletico Madrid – Alvaro Morata 2 goals

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Team news
Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to return to the XI having missed the win over Atalanta.

Federico Bernardeschi was forced off early on Saturday and has been ruled out.

Thomas Partey and Saul Niguez will return to the side after missing Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Granada through suspension.

Kieran Trippier is set to drop out; however Joao Felix should be back from injury.

Expected starting XI’s
Juventus (4-4-2): Szczesny; Cuadrado, Bonucci, De Ligt, Sandro; Khedira, Matuidi, Pjanic, Ramsey; Ronaldo, Higuain
Atletico Madrid (4-4-2): Oblak; Arias, Hermoso, Felipe, Lodi; Koke, Partey, Saul, Lemar; Morata, Felix

Predictions

Result: Juventus (13/10 with Bet 365)

Correct Score: 2-1 (8/1 with Betfair)

Anytime Goalscorer: Gonzalo Higuain (2/1 with Bet 365)

Odds correct at time of article (26/11, 13:30), they are subject to change

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