Atalanta vs. Juventus: Where to Watch Serie A, TV Channel, Live Stream and Odds

Juventus looks to extend its lead at the top of Serie A when it travels to Atalanta in the early kick-off on Saturday, as the Italian top-flight resumes following the international break.

The Bianconeri are the only team in the top five European leagues still unbeaten in all competitions—Liverpool has won 11 out of 12 games in the Premier League but lost to Napoli in the Champions League—and statistically speaking there could be few better opponents to continue that form against than Atalanta.

La Dea hasn't tasted success against Juventus in Serie A in almost 20 years, losing 23 of the last 29 league meetings against the Bianconeri.

Four of those six draws, however, have come in the last three seasons, as Gian Piero Gasperini has turned Atalanta into one of the most entertaining sides in Serie A and one of the most exciting outfits in European soccer.

Atalanta finished fourth, seventh and third in its last three league campaigns and made its Champions League debut this season.

Coupled with increased expectations and a host of injuries—Atalanta has been without last season's top scorer Duvan Zapata for a month—competing in European soccer's showpiece competition looks to have slightly taken its toll on La Dea.

Atalanta is fifth in the table, 10 adrift of league leaders Juventus, but has picked up just two points in the last three league games.

Juventus, on the other hand, has found its groove following a slow start under Maurizio Sarri and has won four of the last five league games.

In his first season in Turin, the former Chelsea manager has guided Juventus to 13 wins in 16 games across all competitions.

The Bianconeri lead Serie A with a one-point gap over Inter Milan—whom they defeated at the San Siro last month—and have clinched a place in the round of 16 in the Champions League with two games to spare—the first time the club has done so since 2008.

It hasn't been all smooth sailing for Sarri, who has had to carefully manage Cristiano Ronaldo's fitness and mood.

The Portuguese was substituted in consecutive games against Torino and Lokomotiv Moscow allegedly as he wasn't fully fit, but was clearly incensed at the decision and made no attempt to hide his feelings.

Ronaldo was back to full form during the international break scoring a hat-trick against Lithuania and netting a goal versus Luxembourg within four days as Portugal qualified for Euro 2020.

The 33-year-old insisted he had no problems with Sarri and that there was no truth to the rumors suggesting he was unhappy with his coach.

"In the past three weeks, I've played less but there has been no problem with you [media] inventing everything," Ronaldo told Spanish daily AS.

"I always try and help Juventus: no player likes to be substituted but I understand this as I was not playing so sharp."

Ronaldo is expected to start against Atalanta on Saturday and Sarri will be hoping he can translate his goalscoring form for Portugal back onto the domestic stage.

Juventus has scored just 20 Serie A goals in 12 matches so far this season, the joint-worst return of any team in the top seven, as Sarri's brand of soccer is yet to paid dividends.

Brought in to adopt a more attacking approach than the defensive style preferred by his predecessor, Massimiliano Allegri, Sarri has built his team's unbeaten start to the season upon the league's best defense.

Atalanta, on the other hand, has already conceded 18 times but boasts Serie A's best attack, with 30 goals in 12 games.

Here's everything you need to know ahead of Saturday.

Paulo Dybala, Juventus
Paulo Dybala of Juventus celebrates after scoring the winning goal during the Serie A match between Juventus and AC Milan at Allianz Stadium on November 10 in Turin, Italy. Tullio M. Puglia/Getty

When and where is the game?

Juventus takes on Atalanta at the Atleti Azzurri d'Italia in Bergamo on Saturday, November 23 with kickoff scheduled for 3 p.m. local time (9 a.m. ET).

Juventus hasn't lost to Atalanta in Serie A since February 2001, winning 23 of the last 29 meetings between the two. Four of those six draws, however, come in the last three seasons.

TV coverage and live stream

The game will be broadcast live on ESPN+ and will also be available in Italian on RAI Italia via fuboTV.

Form

Atalanta is without a win in the last three league games and dropped to fifth in the table after drawing 0-0 away to Sampdoria in its last game before the international break.

Juventus, meanwhile, remained top of Serie A after defeating A.C. Milan 1-0 to pick up a third straight win.

Team news

Atalanta will be without Ruslan Malinovski and Josip Ilicic who are both unavailable through suspension, but should have striker Duvan Zapata back for the first time in a month.

Juventus will be without long-term absentees Giorgio Chiellini and Mattia Perin, while defender Alex Sandro faces a race against the clock to be fit in time.
Midfielder Adrien Rabiot is also a doubt as he continues to nurse a thigh issue.

Odds

According to Oddschecker, Juventus is a 7/5 favorite, while Atalanta is a 2/1 underdog and the draw is at 5/2.

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