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Cagliari vs Juventus 12/18/2014 Serie A Preview, Odds and Prediction

Juventus vs Cagliari

Thursday 18th December 2014 18:00(GMT)

The Line: Cagliari 7/1 Draw 7/2 Juventus 2/5 See the Latest Odds

TV: Bt Sport;Bein sport

Tough game for Cagliari on Thursday as they host Champions and league leaders Juventus. Cagliari have struggled at home against the better teams losing their last two badly to Fiorentina and Chievo. The biggest struggles have been defensively where they have conceded 26 but they have managed to score 20 goals this season which would be better than more than half of the teams in Serie A this season. Ekdal, Farias and Sau are the main threats up front althought they will be up against the best defence in the league when they face Buffon and the rest of the Juventus defence.

Juve have struggled of late themselves especially in front of goal where they just have been unable to find the net easily. Tevez had a terrific start to the season but the goals have dried up of late and Llorente has failed to step up to the mark. Juve are heavy favourites tomorrow but it's hard to know if they justify such favouritism given their struggles of late. While I think Juventus will win this one I think they may struggle to break down cagliari for an hour or so as they have struggled in the first half away from home this season drawing at halftime in five of the eight games they have played.

Cagliari vs Juventus 12/18/2014 Serie A Preview, Odds and Prediction

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Taking the draw at half time here. Cagliari have played a little better of late and will want to put in a performance for their fans at home against the Champions. Every team raises their game to play Juve and this one will be no exception. Not a big play here but one for interest.

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