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Atalanta host Juventus as the race for the top four spots of the Serie A gathers pace. Who will win?
sokapro-Atalanta host Juventus as the race for the top four spots of the Serie A gathers pace. Who will win?

Fourth placed Atalanta will face off with third placed Juventus at the Gewiss Stadium in what will be a hotly contested Serie A match as each team aims at closing the gap between themselves and league leaders.

Both Atalanta vs Juventus were successful in their midweek expeditions and now the top-four rivals who are only separated by one point lock horns in the Sunday Serie A match at the Gewiss Stadium. Atalanta have just come from winning against Verona while Juventus got the better of Lecce during the weekend. Only the two Milan clubs sit above these two top-four rivals with Inter Milan who are yet to lose or draw in any game this season at the top of the table while their arch-rivals AC Milan are currently runners-up. Atalanta made it three wins from three in all competitions by beating Hellas Verona last time out making it successive league games without conceding a goal for the first time in nearly a year. Teun Koopmeiners netted 13 minutes into the match, a solo goal that proved to be enough to give Atalanta the three points. 

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The Serie A giants had previously seen off Rakow Czestochowa 2-0 at the Gewiss Stadium in their opening game of the UEFA Europa League and have continued a fairly impressive start to their 2023-24 campaign. They have only encountered away losses to Fiorentina and Frosinone. Protecting their flawless record against Juventus this weekend may prove challenging. After their weekend encounter, Sporting Lisbon await them next week in the Europa League. 

A victory over Lecce halted a lot of criticism coming Max Allegri's way as the Juventus boss was feeling the heat of a dreading 4-2 loss to Sassuolo last week. Juve edged out Lecce thanks to Arkadiusz Milik's close-range finish at the Allianz Stadium where the Italian powerhouse remain unbeaten this season. Juventus now are only two points behind league leaders Inter Milan and will need to do a lot more work in the coming days if they are to overcome the high-flying Milan sides. Juve, however, find themselves back in Scudetto contention after several seasons of decline, and beating fellow top-four contenders will help boost their credentials. Sunday's trip to Atalanta will be followed by the Serie A giants hosting Torino before a visit to Milan to face off with AC Milan.

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