Sassuolo continued their magnificent streak since the lockdown with a 2-1 win over a completely dishevelled Lazio side
Despite that positive result, however, Sassuolo's defensive numbers against the Top 6 remains a problem. The Neroverdi have given up on average 2.7 goals to the Top 6 in their last 10
When they faced Juventus last time out they grabbed a 2-2 after a nightmare game from de Ligt. In that game however, Juventus put up 2.84 xG and got off 26 shots to Sassuolo's 8
We also saw recently what Inter (3 goals and 3.32xG) and Atalanta (4 goals and 2.11 xG) did to them in recent weeks.
Overall this season they are allowing 1.69 goals per game and 1.64xGA per game. If we look at the post lockdown numbers however they are giving up 2.14 goals per game and 1.53xGA.
Considering everything I think we can make an excellent case that Juventus score at least two goals in this match, possibly three depending on motivation.
Considering Juve's performances (2nd best vs Milan and Atalanta) Sarri will be looking for a strong response here.
In terms of team news, we should see a close to full strength XI., Danilo on the right will replace Cuadrado while Alex Sandro will return at LB. Elsewhere unchanged.
The result at the weekend against Atalanta has also taken a lot of pressure of the team. Success is almost certain now that Atalanta failed to capitalize.
Ronaldo is still in the hunt for the Capocannoniere so we can expect him to fired up more than usual
Defensively Juve have actually been pretty solid at the back especially with de Ligt (he missed the 4-2 defeat to Milan) excluding penalties they've only been giving up 0.8xGA per match so there's a chance they can even shut Sassuolo out in my opinion.
With games being played almost every 3 days teams with bigger squads will gradually start to have a bigger advantage as the season wraps up. Although Sassuolo might be able to field a decent enough XI for the game they're not Juve and they won't be able to bring on 5 substitutes with World class pedigree (ex Ramsey, Matuidi, Douglas Costa, Higuain etc...)
Juventus -1 Asian Handicap at 2.1 with Pinnacle - 2 units
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