Sassuolo vs Juventus
|Date & Time||Friday March 11, 2016, 2:45 PM (EST)|
The Line: Juventus 1/3 Draw 7/2 Sassuolo 11/1
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Serie A leaders Juventus look to move clear at the top of the table when they take on seventh place Sassuolo on Friday night. Juventus are looking to make it five league titles in a row . Juventus have quality throughout the team with Dybala, Morata, Zaza, Mandzukic a front four that are very potent and while Juventus really struggled early in the season they have now hit the run of form that will probably see them secure another Scudetto. Dybala has been the top forward for Juventus with thirteen goals but they have struggled to replace Carloz Tevez who's twenty plus goals last season drove Juventus to a Champions League final and another title. Juventus have a huge game with Bayern Munich coming up next week, they drew the first leg 2-2 so Juventus know that they must go to Munich and score at least one. This is a team that could easily get distracted by that huge game on the horizon.
Sassuolo have been sensational this season. They lost their best player and top scorer Zaza to Juventus in the summer but have managed to have a successful season without their former forward. Berardi and Sansone have goals in them but there is no doubt that the team miss Zaza's movement , energy and finishing. Sassuolo have won their last three with impressive wins over Lazio and Milan in their last two. This is a team that will not fear going to Juventus. Sassuolo beat Juventus 1-0 in October but it's tough to see them repeating that here in Turin.
Tough game here, Sassuolo will definitely go to this game looking for a positive result. Juve may have one eye on their Champions League clash next week. For this reason I am going to take Sassuolo +.5 on the half time handicap. I think Sassuolo get to the break level and this could be a nice earner in the first game of the weekend.