Italian champions and early league leaders Juventus host an in-form Cagliari, who have seven points from their last three league games, on Saturday evening. Both sides are in strong form ahead of the game but the hosts are strong favourites.
Where and when: Allianz Stadium, Turin – 3 November, kick-off 19:30
Where you can see Juventus vs. Cagliari: William Hill, Eleven Sports
Last time: A late goal from Filippo Bernadeschi saw Juventus earn a 1-0 win in Sardinia in the last meeting between the two, back in January. Juve have won each of the last four meetings without conceding a goal.
|Juventus to win||2/11||Offer|
|Under 2.5 goals||6/4||Offer|
|Juventus/Juventus half time/full time||7/10||Offer|
Juventus vs. Cagliari Predictions and Preview
Both these sides enter this clash in strong form with Juventus sitting clear at the top of Serie A by dropping just two points through their opening ten games.
The Bianconeri look a strong bet to make it eight league titles in a row and have not taken long to find their best form in the early weeks of the campaign.
Cagliari have lost just two league games in their last nine, a run stretching back to the opening day, and have collected an impressive seven points in their last three games.
That run has propelled the Islanders into the comfort of mid-table while they have conceded just four goals in their last five outings, with two of those coming in their only defeat in that run, at Inter.
It is unsurprising that it is the home side who are strong favourites to win this encounter at odds of 2/11, with Cagliari priced at 14/1 and the draw available at 6/1.
These fixtures tend to produce few goals so under 2.5 goals at 6/4 appears to be a solid bet – that bet would have won in four of the last five clashes between the teams.
A ‘double chance’ on Cagliari to come away with either a draw or a win is available at 5/1 while a Juve win/draw outcome is at 1/33.
If you fancy the home side to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 7/10.
One to watch for Juventus: Cristiano Ronaldo already has seven league goals for the season including four in his last three games, with last weekend’s decisive double at Empoli continuing his strong run of form.
One to watch for Cagliari: Former Napoli and Genoa striker Leonardo Pavoletti is the dangerman for the visitors. The 29-year-old has already five league goals to his name this campaign and has found the net in each of his last three games.
Long shot: Only one goal separated these two sides earlier this year with Cagliari often unable to find the net at all in these clashes. Odds of this game to finish scoreless are available at 20/1.