Serie A Preview: Sassuolo vs. Juventus

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Updated: October 16, 2014

Match Date: 18 October 2014 (local time)

Venue: Mapei Stadium

 

The defending champion, Juventus, visits Sassuolo with overflowing confidence in an attempt to further strengthen its grip on Serie A’s top spot. On the other hand, the host must survive this acid test or it might leave the top-flight league soon.

 

The contenders

Sassuolo

Sassuolo continues to search for its first win this season. Just recently, the club experienced a narrow defeat to Lazio. It was their second consecutive loss, which , obviously, did nothing to improve their dying situation.

 

Winless and thriving through draws, the Neroverdi has already hit the rock bottom part of the table and has acquired a reputation of being a strong relegation candidate. There is nothing new with Sassuolo’s current condition. Last season, the club experienced a massive survival dilemma, which, fortunately, they were able to resolve. But then again, they cannot afford to repeat history or they might kiss their top-flight status goodbye.

 

Juventus

Juventus was simply prolific during its clash against Roma. Despite the latter’s pressure, the club was able to outlast its strongest rival, thanks to Carlos Tevez’s double. The said match showed possibilities of ending in an even steven finish. But a winning shot from Leonardo Bonucci secured  the upper-hand for the Bianconerris.

 

Possible head turner

Although it is true that odds readily favor the online betting favorite, Juventus, they should not take their eyes off of Domenico Berardi. The youngster was responsible for preventing a clean sheet during Sassuolo’s face-off against Lazio. He could be a deadly threat on the pitch once ignored.

 

Prediction

Sassuolo 0-3 Juventus

 

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