Juventus vs. Spezia
March 6, 2022 12:00 pm EDT
The Line: Over 2.5 -159, Under 2.5 +128
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Juventus is hosting Spezia at Allianz Stadium in round 28 of the Italian Serie A. Juventus is now undefeated since January, and they have qualified to the Coppa Italia finals by beating Fiorentina earlier this week.
Juventus has climbed all the way to 4th place in Serie A, and they are in solid form right now. With 41 scored goals, Juventus is also improving offensively, and that happened since Vlahovic has joined this team. Dybala is still the leading goalscorer for Juventus with 7 goals, but I think Vlahovic will take the throne soon. Chiesa, Chiellini, Sandro, McKennie, Jorge, and Zakaria are all injured. Juventus is playing in the Champions League as well, and they will host Villarreal in a couple of weeks. As far as the Serie A title goes, Juventus might join the hunt soon if the top 3 teams decide to take a day off, and they did take a few days off already. Juventus is now only 8 points behind Inter when that gap used to be a lot bigger. With Vlahovic in the lineup, Juventus is improving, and they finally have a striker capable of scoring a lot of goals, but they need to get him a good support cast.
Spezia is now on a 3-game losing streak, while they haven’t won any of their last 4 games. Thanks to their streak before this slump, Spezia is outside the relegation zone with 26 points, but still in danger of getting relegated. Spezia is in 16th place. Offensively, Spezia is not doing much, they are averaging just over 1 scored goal per game, while their defense is leaking from all sides. During this 3-game losing streak, Spezia has scored only 2 goals while conceding 5 goals. Verde is the leading goalscorer for Spezia with 5 goals, while Gyasi has added 4 goals. Verde has also added 4 assists. Sena, Sher, Colley, Sala, and Zoet are all injured, while Kiwior and Amian are suspended. Even if Spezia had the full lineup here, they would still have a tough time winning this game, but in their current form and without their best players, it will be almost impossible.
Spezia has beaten Juventus on the road once, but that was a long time ago. Juventus is playing well right now and getting to the Coppa Italia finals was a nice morale boost. I see Juventus getting a nice home win.