Two weeks ago, Juventus was in the Italian Serie A title race. Now, the Bianconeri are fighting to get back into the top 10. Besides losing 15 points after being punished for artificially inflating players’ value, they also lost two of their last three matches.
Even so, they come in as the betting online favorites to defeat Salernitana, but keep in mind that the Granata returned to the winning column last Friday and Boulaye Dia is having a great season.
Salernitana: Meeting Expectations
Salernitana’s main objective has always been to avoid relegation. Well, the Granata are meeting expectations since they’re closer to the top 10 than the relegation zone. They currently sit in 16th place with 21 points, eight more than Hellas Verona, the team sitting in 18th, and five less than Empoli, the team sitting in 10th.
Most recently, Salernitana defeated Lecce 2-1 on the road. Boulaye Dia scored the opener only five minutes into the game, while Tony Vilhena increased the advantage 15 minutes later. The Granata lost possession with 39% but took six shots on target, one more than the home side. Goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa also deserves a lot of credit for the victory. The veteran goalkeeper is making the most of his second venture in Europe.
Dia is the team’s top scorer with eight goals. Overall, only four other players have scored more goals than him, with Victor Osimhen from Napoli leading the way with 16. Dia also leads the team in assists with four.
Dia and the +500 price they’re offering to win straight up are the main reasons to consider including the Granata in your soccer picks. They’re 3-3-4 when playing at home. Not the best, but it’s better than their road record: 2-3-5.
Juventus: Focused on Coppa Italia
Right now, Juventus is sitting in 13th place with 23 points, 15 less than AC Milan, the team sitting in sixth place, which is the last one to grant a ticket for a UEFA competition. That being said, winning the Coppa Italia has become its main objective. Why? Because the winner of the Coppa Italia wins a ticket to the Europa League. Yes, Juventus could also win a ticket for the Champions League by winning the current edition of the UEL, but it’s far from being the soccer betting favorite to win it
Regarding the Serie A, the Bianconeri lost their last match 2-0 to Monza. Prior to that, they drew 3-3 to Atalanta and lost 5-1 to Napoli. They’re 4-2-3 when playing on the road, but they only lost one of their last five matches.
Midweek, they regained some confidence by defeating Lazio 1-0 in the Quarterfinals of the Coppa Italia. Bremer Silva scored the lone goal. The defense only allowed one shot on target, which is huge considering Lazio’s attacking unit includes Ciro Immobile, Mattia Zaccagni and Felipe Anderson. The defense has been doing a good job in all competitions.
Precisely, having allowed 17 goals in 20 Serie A games is the main reason for Juventus to be in control of the Las Vegas odds at -175. Only Napoli, with 15, and Lazio, with 16, have allowed fewer goals than them.
Salernitana vs Juventus Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 7
- Salernitana Victories: 1 (3 goals)
- Juventus Victories: 4 (11 goals)
- Draws: 2
The first season meeting between these two was quite a show. Salernitana won the first half 2-0 thanks to Antonio Candreva and Krzysztof Piatek, but Juventus managed to save a point thanks to Bremer Silva and Leonardo Bonucci. Bonucci’s goal was in the 93rd minute. The game finished with nine yellow cards and three red cards in total.
Last season, the Bianconeri won 2-0 at Stadio Arechi with Paulo Dybala and Alvaro Morata as the scorers. Curiously enough, neither of them is still on the team.
Salernitana vs Juventus Match Information
- Match: Salernitana vs Juventus
- Date/time: Tuesday, Feb. 7 2:45 p.m. ET
- Location: Stadio Arechi, Salerno
- Salernitana vs Juventus Live Stream: fubo.tv
Salernitana vs Juventus Betting Lines
Salernitana vs Juventus Picks & Prediction
Regardless of the result, Juventus has scored in its last five road matches. On the other hand, Salernitana scored in eight of its last nine home games. Both teams come in a must-win situation, at least if they want to avoid the pressure of the relegation zone. The over is the best bet here, as Salernitana’s Dia and Juventus’ Dusan Vlahovic and Arkadiusz Milik have scored six goals each.
Juventus are listed at -175 in our Serie A lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Juventus, you have a chance to win $57. The Salernitana are +500, offering a chance to win $500 on a $100 wager. The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Juventus a 63.64% chance to win, with Salernitana at 16.67%.
The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.