Sassuolo vs Juventus
Italy – Serie A
Date: Wednesday, 15 July 2020
Kick-off at 20:45 UK/ 21:45 CET
Venue: Mapei Stadium – Città del Tricolore.
I Neroverdi are lagging four points below the final European spot, and they have six match-days remaining to make up the deficit. However, they are taking on the defending champions this game week, and will have to be extremely careful.
The Old Lady are in pursuit of their ninth straight title, and they have built a healthy lead at the top. Their current objective is to wrap up the Serie A as fast as they could, and then start preparing for their upcoming CL encounter against Lyon.
As such, points are in dire need for either squad, and we can expect fierce game-play for both.
Considering the recent form of the reigning champions, and especially that of their defense, it’s quite possible that I Neroverdi would score at least once this Wednesday.
However, overall form this season, as well as h2h results over the years suggest that Maurizio Sarri’s men are going to secure the three points somehow.
Sassuolo vs Juventus: Head-to-head (h2h)
- 11 of the former 12 wins had gone to the Old Lady.
- They had recorded the biggest win in h2h games – a 7-0 win two years back.
- Four of seven match-ups had goals from both teams.
- Only once have the guests failed to score at this stadium this past decade.
- The latest clash at this ground ended in a 0-3 victory for the visitors.
Sassuolo vs Juventus: Prediction
Zerbi’s men recorded a 1-2 win on the road the last match-day, against Lazio. It was a comeback win by the guests, and the winner had come in the 90+1st minute.
In the meantime, the Old Lady registered a 2-2 draw on the road against Atalanta.
As things stand, Sarri’s men are still the best team in the country. They are at the top of the table with a lead of eight points, and boasts of some of the best attackers in the whole continent.
Moreover, they had recorded 11 of the preceding 12 overall h2h wins, and they are on a three-game winning run against this opponent at this venue. They are also unbeaten against this rival in the past five years.
On the other hand, I Neroverdi are placed even below the European zone. Considering these factors, expect Juventus to win this Wednesday.
However, understand that Zerbi’s men are on a mission to qualify for Europe, and that they have won the last four games on the trot. They have also scored a total of 17 goals from the past six overall matches, while their counterparts have failed to keep clean sheets in their last four fixtures.
As such, expect goals from both teams.
Sassuolo vs Juventus: Betting Tips
Juventus to Win @ 1.60 (3/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.60 (3/5).