Italian champions Juventus lead the Serie A standings by six points and will look to maintain their early formidable start by hosting struggling SPAL – who have joined four points from their last eight league games – on Saturday afternoon in Turin.
Where and when: Allianz Stadium, Turin – 24 November, kick-off 17:00
Where you can see Juventus vs. SPAL: Eleven Sports, William Hill
Last time: SPAL surprisingly held Juventus to a scoreless draw when the two last played each other in March, while the Bianconeri won the fixtures in Turin 4-1 earlier in the campaign.
|Juventus half time/full time||4/9||Offer|
|SPAL double chance||6/1||Offer|
|Under 1.5 goals||17/4||Offer|
Juventus vs. SPAL Predictions and Preview
This is a clash between two sides in incredibly contrasting form – Juventus have dropped just two points from 12 league matches this campaign while SPAL have lost six of their last eight games.
Juve’s only dropped points this campaign came in a 1-1 draw at home to Genoa but have won all 11 of their other matches in the league this campaign, along with three of their four European games.
Max Allegri’s side have won seven consecutive league titles and are seemingly intent on making it eight in a row and will be confident of a victory here.
SPAL have scored less than one goal per game to date this campaign and are suffering with just four points from their last eight games, but are three places and four points clear of the relegation zone.
It is not surprising that it is the home side who are strong favourites to win this encounter at odds of 1/6, with SPAL priced at 16/1 and the draw available at 11/2.
The last time these two sides met they played out a 0-0 draw while SPAL have managed just 11 goals in 12 outings, so under 1.5 goals at 17/4 appears to be a solid bet with under 2.5 at 6/4.
A ‘double chance’ on SPAL to come away with either a draw or a win is available at 6/1 – more probable than the market reflect due to their stunning win at Roma and draw last time with Juve – while a Juve win/draw outcome is at 1/33.
If you fancy the home to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 4/9.
One to watch for Juventus: Cristiano Ronaldo already has eight league goals for the season including four in his last four games. The Portuguese superstar and is available at 2/5 to find the net here.
One to watch for SPAL: Andrea Petagna, formerly of Milan and Atalanta, joined SPAL this summer and has already grabbed four league goals – more than any other player at the club. He is priced at 13/2 to score here.
Long shot: Juventus have already kept 10 clean sheets this season while for SPAL, they have already won four games to nil including against Atalanta and Roma. Odds of this game to finish scoreless are available at 22/1.