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      26.12.2018 10:00 - in: Serie A S

      Atalanta vs Juventus: Match preview

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      The Bianconeri travel to Bergamo today for a Boxing Day fixture against Atalanta

      The Bianconeri will compete in a Boxing Day match for the first time in 47 years when they take on Atalanta in Bergamo (15:00 CET) this afternoon.

      ATALANTA & BOXING DAY RECORDS

      Juventus is the team against which Atalanta have lost the most games in Serie A, with 64 Bianconeri wins, including 23 of the last 27 league matches against Juve.

      The Bianconeri are unbeaten in 27 games against Atalanta in Serie A.

      In the six previous Serie A games Juventus have played on Boxing Day, the Bianconeri have an even record (2 Wins, 2 Draws, 2 Defeats), the last match dates back to 1971 where the Bianconeri won 2-1.

      After two consecutive 2-2 draws, Atalanta haven't recorded three positive home results in a row against the Bianconeri in Serie A since 1997-2001.

      BIANCONERI NUMBERS

      With a win Juventus could equal the points record set in Serie A after this many matches, by the Juventus team in 2005/06 and 2013/14 (52).

      Juventus have won their last eight away games in Serie A, having never before achieved as many consecutive away successes in a row, and is the only team still unbeaten away in 2018 in the five major European leagues (15 wins, three draws).

      In the event that Juve remain unbeaten against Atalanta, Juventus would end 2018 without any defeats away in the league. It would be the first time that the Bianconeri have achieved this,

      Among the teams of the five major European leagues that have played at least 10 away matches in 2018 Juve, are also the side that have conceded the fewest goals (nine goals in 18 games).

      The Bianconeri have kept a clean sheet in five of the last six away games in the league.

      LEAGUE STATS

      Juventus and Napoli have the best attack in Serie A (34 goals each), with Atalanta the next best with 31 goals. Only Napoli (21) have scored more than Atalanta (20) and Juventus (19) in the second half of matches this season.

      No team has scored more goals than Juventus on set-pieces (10) this campaign. The Bianconeri are also first on goals from corners (five).

      THE BIANCONERI ATTACK

      Mario Mandzukic has already scored eight goals this season. Only once in his career has the Croatian done better after the first 14 matches in the five major European championships (nine goals in 2012/13 with Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga). Juventus have won all 28 matches in which Mandzukic has scored in Serie A. After taking an active part in four goals in his first three games against Atalanta in the league (two goals and two assists), including his first ever Serie A goal, Mandzukic hasn't had a goal or assist in the three most recent ties.

      Eight of the last 10 goals of scored by Juve in the league have come from the Ronaldo - Mandzukic duo, with four goals each. In the 17 matches played in this championship, no player has attempted more shots than Cristiano Ronaldo.

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