Juventus will initiate Paulo Dybala in Cristiano Ronaldo’s absence, whereas Atalanta must do away with whether or to now not field both Colombians Duvan Zapata and Luis Muriel.
It kicks off on Sunday at 14.00 UK time (13.00 GMT).
Both teams are forced into changes during this showdown for third achieve, as supreme one point separates them going into the weekend.
The astronomical news is that Ronaldo isn’t even in the squad travelling to Bergamo, as he has a muscular quandary and stays in doubt for the midweek round with Parma too.
Coach Andrea Pirlo confirmed Dybala will initiate, presumably with Alvaro Morata and Federico Chiesa.
Federico Bernardeschi is aloof out of action with COVID, despite the truth that Leonardo Bonucci has now recovered, but Giorgio Chiellini is aloof expected to initiate.
A alternate could maybe perchance also eye Juan Cuadrado pushed steady into a more developed honest winger role in the 4-4-2 formation, providing more defensive solidity against Robin Gosens in achieve of Dejan Kulusevski or Weston McKennie.
Atalanta agree with Cristian Romero – who’s on mortgage from Juventus – suspended and Hans Hateboer aloof out injured, but Matteo Pessina returns after his COVID bout.
Loads of alternate choices are open to Gian Piero Gasperini, alongside with whether or to now not stick alongside with his present four-man defence the exercise of Gosens as a left-encourage or returning to the extinct 3-4-1-2 formation.
Pessina could maybe perchance now not be thrown straight into the starting XI, particularly with Ruslan Malinovskyi in such excellent-wanting stamp, providing five assists in his closing three games.
It stays to be considered also if Luis Muriel and Duvan Zapata will initiate together or one in every of the Colombians reserved for the second half of against drained legs.
Josip Ilicic is one other wild card, but now not going to initiate, brooding about his present stamp.
Atalanta (4-2-3-1): Gollini; Toloi, Palomino, Djimsiti, Gosens; De Roon, Freuler; Malinovskyi, Pessina, Muriel; Duvan Zapata
Juventus (4-4-2): Szczesny; Danilo, De Ligt, Chiellini, Alex Sandro; Cuadrado, Bentancur, Rabiot, Chiesa; Dybala, Morata