Serie A Match Preview: Juventus vs. Cagliari

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Updated: May 12, 2014
Juventus and Cagliari

Match Date: 18 May 2014 (local time)

Venue: Juventus Stadium

 

Newly crowned Serie A champion, Juventus is keen on keeping a clean slate during the season finale. The online betting favorite will soon meet Cagliari at home.

 

Juventus’ narrow victory against the capital club, AS Roma was a special one. With the said win, the Bianconeri was able to collect 99 points, breaking Inter’s record of 97 under Roberto Mancini’s tutelage. Antonio Conte stressed that they are looking forward to collecting 100 points this season.

 

Juventus’ edge against Cagliari is overwhelming. The squad plays the strongest at home, which happened to be the upcoming match’s venue. So far, Antonio Conte and his men has not lost a match in their last 18 encounters at Juventus stadium. Moreover, they have also  managed to keep 5 clean sheets in their last 6 home matches.

 

As for Cagliari’s case, Ivo Pulga expressed his disappointment over their side’s loss to rock bottom squad, Chievo Verona.

 

Pulga stressed that his boys were unable to find their “true rhythm,” which, ended in a loss. The unfortunate event hardly affected Cagliari’s rank though. Despite the loss, they have managed to survive the season.

 

However, it is hard to expect a victory against the Bianconeris. Cagliari is having problems with their away matches. Twenty-three (23) of their last 24 matches ended in their defeat. And since they are in a similar situation right now, victory might not come at all.

 

Prediction: Juventus

 

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