There is already a familiar look to the top of the standings in Italy, with Juventus hoping to consolidate their first-place position with a win over Chievo on Saturday evening. However, with Chievo having already won on the road at this early point in the campaign, the Italian giants may not have things all their own way in front of their home supporters.
Juventus vs Chievo
Italian Serie A – Allianz Stadium, Turin– Saturday 9th September – 17:00 UK Time
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Six points from six means that Juve find themselves above the likes of Inter, Napoli and AC Milan on only goal difference, making their encounter with Chievo an important one, even at this early stage of the campaign. With the international break now complete, top-flight action returns in Italy, with Juventus looking to extend their incredible record on home turf.
Juventus Team News & Form
Having followed up an opening day success over Cagliari with a comeback win at Genoa, Juventus are looking for a third consecutive victory as they take on Chievo this weekend. Argentine star Paulo Dybala has four goals to his name already, with his hat-trick inspiring his team to comeback from 2-0 down against Genoa. Despite the former Palermo man set to arrive back in Italy late following his international duties, Dybala is still set to line-up at the Allianz Stadium on Saturday. With their star-studded line-up also including the likes of Gonzalo Higuain and Giorgio Chiellini, the home side are the undoubted favourites for their upcoming encounter.
Chievo Team News & Form
Chievo registered an impressive opening weekend victory against Udinese, however defeat to Lazio before the international break certainly set back Rolando Maran’s side. Despite not having a squad packed full of well-known talent, Chievo are a team who can compete with the very best in Serie A on their day, with on-loan Empoli forward Manuel Pucciarelli set to provide their main attacking threat in Turin. Meanwhile, having signed from Fiorentina on deadline day, Serbian international Nenad Tomović could line-up in the Chievo defence this weekend.
Head to Head
From their last 26 encounters, Chievo have come out on top just once, demonstrating the dominance achieved by Juventus over the years. In fact, ‘The Old Lady’ have won 18 of those matches, whilst seven draws have been played out. Juventus won both clashes against Chievo on their way to the title last season, following up a 2-1 away success with a comfortable 2-0 victory. Chievo’s only victory.
Betting Odds and Predictions
Best odds of 1/6 on with William Hill on a Juventus win is unlikely to attract major interest from those looking to claim any form of significant earnings, meaning that other markets must be utilised. Backing the home side to win both the first and second half at the Allianz Stadium is a quick method of raising the odds, with Ladbrokes offering customers odds of 8/15 on this market. Meanwhile, with the two teams having averaged 2.4 goals per game in the past, betting on there being more than 2.5 goals during the 90 minutes could well be worth considering, with odds of 8/13 available. Finally, backing the home side to register a clean sheet is also an option, with 10Bet offering odds of 8/15.
Top Betting Tip
Our top betting tip for this match is to bet on Juventus to score over 2.5 goals, which can be found at odds of 5/6 at Ladbrokes.