Friday 11th March. 7:45PM. Live streaming available at Bet365
The pick of Friday night’s football sees the Italian giants back in action as they welcome Sassuolo to the Juventus Stadium, and it should be an interesting battle involving the current league leaders.
Juventus are a formidable side but this one could be a difficult challenge. You can watch the drama unfold live via Bet365s live streaming console, and we’ll be hoping to get our weekend of gambling off to a winning start too.
Juventus To Establish Gap At The Summit
After a fairly difficult start to their title defence, Massimiliano Allegri’s men have recovered well to regain pole position in the race for this year’s Scudetto. With Napoli not playing until Sunday, the champions have a chance to build a six-point lead on Friday night, and they’ll certainly be eager to do just that.
The home side’s incredible form has largely been built on their impregnable defence. Gianluigi Buffon heads into this clash on the back of nine consecutive clean sheets, and will be looking to extend his record against Neroverdi.
An attack that boasts the quality of Paulo Dybala and Alvaro Morata should give them plenty of confidence in the attacking third too. However, there is a chance that the hosts will have one eye on next week’s crucial Champions League trip to Munich.
Juventus can’t afford to take their foot off the gas, though, expect another big performance from the champions.
Sassuolo Run To End
In truth, Eusebio Di Francesco’s men are in great form too. They enter the clash on a five-game unbeaten run, with each of the last three ending in victories for Friday night’s visitors. Unfortunately, the trip to Turin could see their improved form come to an end.
However, the underdogs will think that Juve’s midweek trip to Germany makes them a little vulnerable. It’s never going to be easy, but they could see this as the perfect timing for this fixture. If they do cause an upset, it would provide a serious boost to their Europa League qualification bid.
Scoring could be a problem against the formidable Juve backline. However, the hosts have got to concede sooner or later. The firepower of Domenico Beradi and Nicola Sansone could help Sassuolo become the team to do it.
The odds are against the visitors, but it’s certainly not impossible. It should be intriguing to say the least.
Juventus v Sassuolo Betting
Unsurprisingly, Juventus are the heavy favourites for this clash at odds of 1/3 with Bet365. The draw can be backed at 10/3 while the visitors are available at 10/1.
Both teams are more than capable in attack, but defence has been their strong points in recent weeks and we think a similar story could develop here.
In addition to recent results for both clubs, the last three head-to-heads have ended with a maximum of two goals. We’re predicting under 2.5 once more.
Over 90 minutes, we do think the champions will show their class. Nevertheless, Sassuolo are a very strong opponent and can frustrate the hosts for very long periods.
We do think that Juve will break the deadlock, but they might need to wait until after the interval for it. With the potential of bore draw refund too, this 5/2 double result shot has to be worth a punt.