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Juventus vs. Sassuolo Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
28 November 2019
Sunday 1 December
Allianz Stadium – Serie A
Maurizio Sarri’s Juventus are churning out the results through narrow wins and are expected to do the same when Sassuolo come to Turin this weekend. Despite being top of the league and unbeaten so far under the new manager, the Bianconeri have received some criticism after some unconvincing displays this term.
The two sides have only met 12 times so far and Juventus have got an impressive record against the Neroverdi, winning 10 and only losing once – on October 28 2015. Juventus have scored an impressive 30 goals in the 12 meetings and only conceded six goals in a run they’re looking to prolong this Sunday. After beating Sassuolo 7-0 towards the end of 2017-18, they won both matches last seasons in games ending with Over 2.5 goals, 2-1 and 3-0 respectively.
After starting Cristiano Ronaldo against Atletico Madrid in the midweek, he should also be back in action looking to end his mini goal-drought in the Serie A on Sunday. Douglas Costa was back after the international break but injured his hamstring again last weekend and might be unavailable for Sarri this Sunday. The same goes for Adrien Rabiot, who’s suffering from an adductor problem. Alex Sandro should be still out after missing the last two games, paving way for Mattia De Scilgio.
Juventus midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur need to thread carefully against Sassuolo, as he is on four yellow cards and risk a one-match ban if he picks up another yellow against the Neroverdi.
Sassuolo are sweating over the fitness of their talisman Domenico Berardi, who will miss the game through injury and is expected to be back the week after the meeting with the Bianconeri. Attacker Gregoire Defrel suffered a distortion of the ankle before last weekend and might not be back in time, adding to a list including the defensive trio of Gian Marco Ferrari, Vlad Chiriches and Rogerio.
Juventus vs. Sassuolo Preview and Predictions
Juventus are still unbeaten after the 1-0 win against Atletico Madrid in the midweek and they haven’t suffered any new problems. Cristiano Ronaldo was back for the Bianconeri and he will be looking to end a mini-drought without a goal in November for Juventus. He did score four in two games for the national team during the break, despite struggling to overcome a knee injury. He was rested against Atalanta, but should be back for Juventus who may be backed at 1.27 to win the game.
Despite being criticised for his game style this term, Maurizio Sarri insists he will focus on getting the results before totally implementing his own football at Allianz Stadium. He has been pointing towards the different characters in Juventus and said his football doesn’t translate to all of them, sticking with a more conservative style. Even so, they have been churning out win after win and are top of the league, beating top team Atalanta 3-1 last round. Sassuolo need a miracle to get something from their visit to Turin and may be backed at 11.50 to win the game and 6.60 to hold the home side for a draw.
Sassuolo lost 2-1 to Lazio this weekend and are very inconsistent in their late form, winning two of their five last game and drawing one of them. Away from home they are unbeaten in two, but have only won once this season, away to Hellas Verona in late October. They might have turned the tide with that win, securing a 2-2 draw at Lecce early doors in November, following three straight losses on the road. They are currently struggling to distance themselves from the early relegation battle, sitting at 14th place in the league, only three points above the bottom three. This weekend they may be pushed even closer to the relegation zone and are heading towards a hard battle to survive in the top division this term.
They might be looking to cause a shock at the Allianz Stadium, but without their talisman Berardi, it might be a tough ask to expect something from the guests this weekend.
Juventus to win to nil at 2.10
The Bianconeri have their superb start to life under Maurizio Sarri, even keeping out the opponents of late. In three of their last five games, Juventus have won to nil and prolonged a run of 18 games unbeaten. They have won their last six matches and should be expected to overcome Sassuolo without any problems on Sunday.
Cristiano Ronaldo to score first at 3.50
The Portuguese superstar is back and would love to silent the critics with an early goal against Sassuolo on Sunday, looking to get back on track with his club, after a turbulent month with gossip and speculation, but without goals.