Competition: Serie A Date: Saturday 3rd December 2016 Venue: Juventus Stadium Kick-Off: 19:45 GMT
Atalanta right-back Abdoulay Konko will miss the trip to Turin on Saturday due to a muscle injury, and is joined by Roberto Gagliardini who’s unavailable through suspension.
The visitors are likely to name an unchanged side from their win over Bologna last weekend, with attacking duo Andrea Petagna and Alejandro Gomez set to start.
On the other hand, Juventus are without a number of key defenders for the home tie, which include Leonardo Bonucci (thigh injury), Dani Alves (ankle sprain) and Andrea Barzagli (dislocated shoulder).
On the plus, defender Daniel Rugani is set to return at the weekend, and head coach Massimiliano Allegri is likely to recall striker Gonzalo Higuain who is back to full match fitness.
High-flying Atalanta look to continue their incredible league run this weekend, when they take on leaders Juventus in Turin on Saturday night.
La Dea are an unstoppable force in Italy at the moment, with seven straight wins in all competitions, after their 3-0 win over Pescara in the Coppa Italia on Wednesday night.
Currently, they sit fifth place in Serie A within one point of Roma in second, and manager Gian Piero Gasperini will be extremely pleased of his side’s performances coming into the Christmas period, having scored 11 goals and conceding only once in their last five matches.
Atalanta will want to keep their formidable streak going at the weekend and they’ll be looking to capitalise on an injury-hit Juventus side at the back.
Meanwhile, hosts Juventus slumped to their third defeat of the season, during a disappointing 3-1 loss to Genoa at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris.
As a result, it leaves the Bianconeri still with a four point advantage at the summit; however, title rivals Roma and AC Milan are hot on their tale.
Despite last week’s defeat, Juve remain favourites for victory on Saturday having won seven from seven on home soil, but Allegri’s men will have to produce their best football at the weekend against the Serie A’s most in-form team.
Last season, Old Lady did the double over Atalanta with successive 2-0 wins and they have a phenomenal record against their weekend opponents with 12 straight wins.
Buffon (GK), Lichtsteiner, Rugani, Benatia, Alex Sandro, Khedira, Hernanes, Pjanic, Cuadrado, Mandzukic, Higuain
Sportiello (GK), Masiello, Caldara. Zukanovic, Spinazzolla, Freuler, Kessie, Conti, Kurtic, Petagna, Gomez