Last Updated on January 12, 2024 2:03 pm by Erwin Noguera
We will have quite the clash in the Serie A as Sassuolo, the favorite (or most hated) team for the bettors, will visit a ‘Vecchia Signora’ in search of taking the first place.
Juventus has been the second-best team of the season so far and comes from beating Salernitana in a match more tight than expected.
The ‘Neroverdi’ beat Fiorentina (the 4th in the table) in their last league match, but are still in the lower part of the table as that was their only win in the last five.
Tuesday, January 16th, 2:45 pm ET at the Allianz Stadium
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Why Bet on Juventus?
The ‘Bianconeri’ seem on the rise thanks to their lack of European football. After the disaster that the last season represented, they now look like the main threat to Inter’s willingness to take the Scudetto home. They have fourteen wins, four draws, and a sole loss in their record, although that defeat was against this same rival.
In their last match, they seemed to be involved in the surprise of the weekend, as after steamrolling Salernitana in the Coppa Italia, the same team tried by all means to be a stone in the shoe for the visitors. A goal from Vlahovic in Injury time took the chestnuts out of the fire. In this game, the visitors had almost twenty shots on goal but only three on target, presenting the same ineffectiveness in front of goal as in many other matches this season.
Whatever the case, the team should be in high spirits as just two points separate them from the top, so any slip by Inter could be their chance to take over.
Why Bet on Sassuolo?
Sassuolo is a weird team by all means. Since they came to the first division many years ago, they become accustomed to taking down big teams and pulling the upset frequently. However, they sustained that with good football and their capacity to play on equal terms. This season, it has not been the case, playing at a poor level and watching relegation with fearful eyes.
They have just five wins in the season, and three have been against teams in the top four, Fiorentina being the latest victim. In this sense, going for this team seems like the kind of wild pick that can take a bettor’s gain to a whole new level.
In any case, this team relies almost exclusively on Berardi’s magic (nine goals) to go on, as the forward is, yet again, the best player in the league outside the top teams. Other tools like Pinamonti and Laurienté have not been at their best.
Final Betting Analysis: Juventus vs. Sassuolo
As said before, Sassuolo is the kind of team that can be extremely dangerous to a, seemingly, safe pick. However, we have some things to take into account before. First, Juventus has not been defeated at home this season and has only two draws there. Second, apart from their win at the start of this season, the ‘Neroverdi’ have fallen almost seventy percent of the time they have faced these rivals.
Although their win over Juventus at the beginning of the season was a massive feat, given the circumstances of the team, we don’t see Sassuolo capable of pulling a double. We expect a tight match, nevertheless, and another 2-1 win for the ‘Vecchia Signora.’
Go for a victory for the locals at 1.46. If you bet $100 at such odds, you could get $46 for a total payout of $146.
Juventus vs. Sassuolo Betting Pick: Juventus