After a very rocky start to the season, Juventus haven’t lost in their last 10 games in all competitions. They’re still far from the Serie A first place, but they’ve become a very dangerous dark horse. After all, we still have a lot of soccer to be played.
On the other hand, Sassuolo is planning to start a streak of its own. They’ve two straight games without losing and beating Juventus would allow them to climb to the top 10. Let’s check the latest news, stats, injury reports, and soccer lines for Juventus vs Sassuolo.
Game: Juventus vs Sassuolo
Location: Juventus Stadium, Turin
Time: Wednesday, 12:30 p.m. ET
TV: beIN Sports
Live Stream: fuboTV
Italy Serie A Betting Lines
|Juventus||-1 -135||-225||3 -125o||2½ +150o/-180u|
|Sassuolo||+1 +115||+600||3 +105u||½ -200o/+160u|
Head to Head
- Previous Matches: 16
- Juventus Victories: 12 (41 goals)
- Sassuolo Victories: 1 (13 goals)
- Draws: 3
Last season, they met twice and Juventus won both 3-1. There will be one huge difference from those meetings, though Cristiano Ronaldo no longer plays for Juventus. He scored one goal in each game.
Juventus own an 8-2-0 record in its last 10 encounters with Sassuolo. They scored 31 goals, at least one in each game, allowed 10 and finished with a clean sheet three times. The total went over in nine of those games. Expect that trend to continue.
Sassuolo’s only victory over Juventus occurred in the 2015-16 season.
Juventus had to deal with a lot of situations at the beginning of the season. They lost Ronaldo, Cristian Romero and Merih Demiral. The players had to re-adapt to Massimiliano Allegri’s system. Last, but not least, the injuries just kept coming.
Now, with those players successfully replaced and most of the roster in good shape, hope has revived. As I mentioned before, the Vecchia Signora haven’t lost in their last 10 games. They’ve beaten powerhouses such as Chelsea and AS Roma. Most recently, they faced Inter Milan and drew 1-1.
“We continue the positive streak and before the break we will try to catch up a few points. Federico Chiesa out from the beginning? I needed someone like Dejan Kulusevski to put pressure on (Inter’s Marcelo) Brozovic. Then as the game went on, it was time for him, Paulo Dybala and Kaio Jorge to enter, who did very well,” explained Allegri to the press after their last game.
Not all teams have the luxury of not including Chiesa, Dybala and Jorge in the starting lineup. Juventus can thanks to a very deep and talented roster. None of their players are among the league’s top scorers or assists leaders. It has been a true team effort.
Their home record is 2-1-1, 1-3 against the spread and over/under. They won the last two with a 4-2 aggregate and they’ve scored in 75 percent of their home matches.
Beating Sassuolo could allow them to climb to fourth place. That should be enough for them to go all-in and for you to include them in your soccer picks. If the title isn’t an option, qualifying to the UEFA Champions League must be their main goal.
Seize the Opportunity
Sassuolo deserves to be the betting online underdog, but don’t underestimate them. Last season, they didn’t qualify to the UEFA Europa League due to goal-differential. That’s how good they can be despite not being considered a powerhouse.
They currently sit in 13th place but are only three points behind eighth place. They own a 3-2-4 record with 12 goals for and against. Most recently, they returned to the winning column by beating Venezia FC 3-1.
The Neroverdi aren’t afraid of any team. Yes, they already lost to AS Roma, Inter Milan and Atalanta, but they put up a good fight. All three defeats were by one goal, Roma and Inter scored the winning goal in the last 10 minutes.
If they want to keep the international competition hope alive, they need to start winning on the road. They’re 1-1-2, 1-1-2 against the spread and 2-0-2 over/under.
Not playing in any international competition allows them to focus on the Serie A. Manager Alessio Dionisi is very young (41), but he has done a great job establishing a meritocracy. Sassuolo don’t depend on any players to succeed.
Final Analysis, Predictions
Beating Juventus on the road isn’t impossible, but it’s very difficult. They’ve scored in seven consecutive games, and they’ve scored first in 78 percent of all their matches. Coming from behind against a defense that includes Giorgio Chiellini, Leonardo Bonucci and Matthijs de Ligt is a titanic task.
Only 3.7 percent of the betting market believes the visitors can pull off a draw. I don’t agree with them, but I do believe they’ll put up a fight once again. Expect a back-and-forth battle, in which both sides will score and the total will go over.
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Score Prediction: Juventus 2, Sassuolo 1