Juventus is set to have a good start
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Date : 19.08.2017
Kick off : 17:00 PM
Saturday, 19.08.2017, set to start at 17:00, the Juventus vs Cagliari match-up is going to kick off the new 2017/2018 Serie A seaon.
Team facts and news
- Juventus has not suffered major squad changes over the summer, the sole exception being the departure of Leonardo Bonucci, who left for AC Milan, for 42 Million Euros.
- This transfer seems to have shaken up the Juventus defense that just won the 33rd league title last season.
- At “Juventus Stadium” we will be able to see under Massimiliano Allegri new players like Bentancur, Bernareschi, De Sciglio, but also Douglas Costa, who is currently only on loan from Bayern Munchen. Without using any of their new players, Juventus had a rough start to their official season, after losing the Super Cup against Lazio (2-3).
Probable line-up: Buffon – Sciglio – Benatia – Chiellini – Sandro – Khedira – Pjanic – Costa – Dybala – Mandzukic – Higuain
- The side coached by Massimo Rastelli had quite the smooth sailing last season, as they finished on the 11th position with 47 points. Considering their first two games this season, however, I believe it will be almost impossible for them to gather points.
- I am making this claim, as they first play against the champions in Juventus and then head to “San Siro”, where AC Milan will be waiting. Their first home game will come right after the international break, on the 10th of September.
- The team has already tasted official competition this season, as they qualified after penalty shootout against Palermo in the Italian Cup, following a 1-1 draw in regular time.
Probable line-up: Cragno – Padoin – Pisacane – Andreolli – Miangue – Ionita – Cigarini – Barella – Pedro – Sau – Borriello
Main prediction : Juventus -1.0 AH @ 1.46 at Unibet
To be considered : Juventus over 2.5 goals @ 1.83 at Unibet
Undefeated at their home ground for two whole years, Juventus is more than eager to start off this new season, especially considering that they are facing a team they’ve literally “owned” for the last 8 and a half years. Therefore, I expect “The Old Lady” to have learned its lesson from the Italian Super Cup and march on towards a triumph by quite some margin.