Juventus vs. Spezia Tips, Preview and Predictions

Juventus will be looking to extend their unbeaten streak in Serie A on Saturday evening, when the Bianconeri welcome a struggling Spezia side in Turin. The Bianconeri are now only seven points behind leaders Napoli, so they can event mount a late and unlikely challenge for the Scudetto, but in order to do that they must get three points against Thiago Motta’s men.

Where and when: Allianz Stadium – 6 March, kick-off 17:00

Where you can see Juventus vs. Spezia: BT Sport, Bet365 live streaming

Last time: Juventus scraped a hard-fought 3-2 win away to Spezia back in September. Moise Kean gave the Bianconeri the lead, but Emmanuel Gyasi and Janis Antiste gave the hosts a surprising lead, only for Federico Chiesa’s and Matthijs De Ligt’s late strikes to eventually give the visitors a win.

Juventus v Spezia Predictions and Preview

Juventus’s 3-2 victory away to Empoli last week was as unconvincing as it was important for the Bianconeri’s cause. Moise Kean scored the opener, but Dusan Vlahovic was the star once again, as the Serbian netted a brace and was simply the best player on the field.

However, the defence continues to be a concern and the mid-week Coppa Italia semi-final clash against Fiorentina means that Juve will probably once again be far from their best for the game against Spezia. However, key figures like Paulo Dybala, Federico Bernardeschi and Leonardo Bonucci are close to recovery and should return against Thiago Motta’s men, who lost each of their last three games against the Old Lady.

While Juventus currently sit in fourth place with 50 points, Spezia are getting dangerously close to the relegation zone and are only four points above 18th-placed Venezia, who also have a game in hand.

Thiago Motta was furious after the 1-0 defeat against Roma last week, as Kelvin Amian was sent off for protesting at the end of the first-half, while VAR awarded the Giallorossi a penalty in the final minutes. Tammy Abraham scored from the spot and deprived Spezia from what would’ve been a well-deserved point and now the Ligurians will be aiming to get an unlikely result against the most inform team in the league.

Juventus vs. Spezia full time result odds

The injury crisis at Juventus got even more complicated last week, as Allegri was forced into three substitutions against Villarreal due to injuries. As things stand, Juventus will be without Giorgio Chiellini, Denis Zakaria, Weston McKennie, Alex Sandro, Federico Chiesa and Daniele Rugani, while Paulo Dybala, Leonardo Bonucci and Federico Bernardeschi are on their way back to recovery and should return to the group for Saturday’s game.

Spezia, meanwhile, will travel to Turin without the injured Leo Sena, Aimar Sher and Ebrima Colley, while Jakub Kiwior and Kelvin Amian are both suspended.

Juventus vs. Spezia handicap odds

Juventus won four of their last six games at home by a margin of two goals, while they also won two of their last three games against Spezia by two goals or more. Therefore our pick in the winning margin market is a victory for the hosts by two goals or more at 7/10 in these Juventus vs. Spezia tips.

Juventus vs. Spezia correct score odds

Four of the last six games that Juventus played at home ended in 2-0 victories for Max Allegri’s men. The Bianconeri are now unbeaten in 13 Serie A games, while the visitors lost their last three games, so a 2-0 victory for the hosts is priced at 5/1 in these Juventus vs. Spezia tips.

Juventus vs. Spezia first goalscorer odds

Dusan Vlahovic’s brace against Empoli put the Serbian striker at the top of Serie A’s scorers chart with 20 goals. The ex-Fiorentina striker already has three goals in four Serie A appearances for Juventus and at 5/2 is the main favourite to break the deadlock against Spezia, while the odds raise to 20/1 if you bet on him to open the score in a 2-0 Bianconeri victory.

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