Juventus vs Sassuolo: prediction for the Serie A match
Juventus had ambitious goals last season, but they failed to achieve them: the team finished 4th in the Serie A and lost to Inter Milan in the Coppa Italia final (2:4 ET). The Old Lady played four friendly games in the summer, but recorded only one victory, over Guadalajara (2:0).
The hosts will be without Moise Kean and Adrien Rabiot - both are suspended after picking up too many yellow cards.
Sassuolo have always played an open brand of football, so they usually score and concede a lot. In one of their pre-season games, the Neroverdi scored 10 goals. However, in the first official game of the season, Sassuolo lost to Modena (2:3) in the first round of the Coppa Italia.
Lopez is suspended and won't be able to help his teammates against Juventus.
Juventus won 2 out of 10 games with this score.
Juventus conceded in the last 3 games.
Juventus scored 2 goals in the last 2 head-to-head games.
We think that Juventus should have no problems in the upcoming game - they are a better team on paper and are eager to win the Scudetto this season. The visitors, on the other hand, are very unreliable on defense.
Our prediction - Asian handicap (-1) to Juventus
Traditionally, the teams score a lot in head-to-head games. Sassuolo can convert their chances, but won't be able to keep a clean sheet. Juve will need to score more if they want to collect three points in this fixture.
Second bet - total over 3.5 goals