Serie A returns this weekend following an international break and a round of Coppa Italia action with champions and current league leaders Juventus hosting struggling Chievo. 45 points separate these two sides after the opening 19 rounds of action.
Where and when: Allianz Stadium, Turin – 21 January, kick-off 19:30
Where you can see Juventus vs. Chievo: Eleven Sports, William Hill
Last time: Juventus edged out a thrilling opening day Serie A match 3-2 in Verona with Fernando Bernadeschi netting a last-minute winner. The Old Lady have won six matches in a row over Chievo.
|Chievo double chance||6/1||Offer|
|Over 3.5 goals||11/8||Offer|
|Juventus to win to nil||2/5||Offer|
Juventus vs. Chievo Predictions and Preview
Juventus are in imperious form this season – they have dropped just four points from their opening 19 rounds of Serie A fixtures and sit nine points clear at the top of the league.
The only blotch on Max Allegri’s side record were draws against Genoa and Atalanta earlier in the campaign, but his side have won all other of their 17 league games this season.
Chievo finally recorded their first Serie A win of the campaign last time out, edging out Frosinone 1-0 and now meaning they have lost just one of their last five league games.
However, the Flying Donkeys are still eight points from safety having been deducted three points before the start of the campaign.
If you fancy the home side to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 8/15 while Juve to win to nil, as has been the case in each of the past three meetings, is at 2/5.
One to watch for Juventus: Cristiano Ronaldo already has 14 Serie A goals this campaign with 11 of those coming in his most recent 12 matches. The Portuguese forward has a total of 412 league goals across a glorious career and is 1/5 to score here.
One to watch for Chievo: Polish forward Mariusz Stepinski netted against Juve on the opening day of the season and has four Serie A goals to his name this campaign. He is priced at 15/2 to score here.
Long shot: Juventus have already kept 14 clean sheets in all competitions this season while Chievo have scored just twice in their last four games. Odds of this game to finish scoreless are available at 24/1.