Monday December 17 2012
History favours Winter Juventus

The statistics are backing Juventus to be crowned Campioni d’Italia after the Old Lady wrapped up the Winter crown.

A 3-0 win over Atalanta, coupled with defeats for Inter and Napoli, saw the Bianconeri named mid-season champions with two games to spare.

It’s the 26th Campioni d’Inverno title for the club and they’ve gone on to win the championship at the end of the season in 18 of those instances.

It should also be noted that since Serie A returned to 20 teams in 2004-05 – and discounting the Calciopoli seasons – the side leading at the half-way stage of the campaign have always gone on to celebrate in May.

Last season, Juventus also wrapped up the Winter title with a win against Atalanta – that 2-0 victory came in Bergamo.