It’s top versus bottom as Juventus travel to basement club Benevento as a seventh consecutive Scudetto fast approaches.
The Bianconeri have collected maximum points from 12 of their last 13 league matches, conceding only once domestically since the turn of the year. Meanwhile, the hosts’ stay in Italy’s top flight is likely to end after just one season.
Where and when: Stadio Ciro Vigorito – 7 April, kick off 14:00
Where you can see Benevento vs. Juventus: William Hill live streaming
Last time: Amato Ciciretti stunned Juventus to give Benevento an early lead before Gonzalo Higuain and Juan Cuadrado sealed the points in the November contest.
Benevento v Juventus Predictions and Preview
With nine games remaining, Benevento sit in 20th spot and 16 points adrift of safety. It’s been a season of two halves for Le Streghe, who have performed admirably in the last four months and look a completely different outfit to the promoted side who first took to the field in August.
Roberto De Zerbi’s warriors have ran many opponents close, scaring both Rome clubs but have struggled to control matches once in front. The Campania based team lack the experience and knowhow of the seasoned squads above them and the heartbreaking loss against Cagliari epitomised this.
Le Streghe took a deserved lead after the break but conceded twice in stoppage time and while they are not yet mathematically down, it would require a miracle to retain their Serie A status now. Benevento are 59/5 to emerge victorious and create a piece of club history in the process.
Visitors Juventus come in to the clash after beating Milan 3-1 in Turin. The Bianconeri have gone from strength to strength, establishing a four-point cushion over closest competitors Napoli and another league triumph should be a formality now.
Central to the success of the side is the stellar form of Paulo Dybala. The Argentine put his international disappointment behind him and inspired Juventus to victory over Gennaro Gattuso’s men. The playmaker is one shy of matching his personal best tally since moving to the champions and has never played better. Dybala is 8/2 to open the scoring while Juventus are 1/5 to chalk up another win.
One to watch for Benevento: Guilherme operates in the hole behind the lone striker and is guaranteed to start from the opening whistle. The Brazilian is 18/1 to net anytime during the encounter.
One to watch for Juventus: Higuain has 22 goals in all competitions and is the perfect foil for his compatriot. The number nine will get plenty of chances and is the 2/1 favourite to strike first.
Long shot: Benevento have showed they can take on their more esteemed opponent, as displayed in the reverse fixture when the sides first met, but the problem has been consistency. While Le Streghe may make this a contest for a period of time, expect Juventus to take control and the outcome could be handsome. A 4-1 victory for the Bianconeri is available at 40/2.