The Serie A leaders travel to Cagliari to meet 18th placed team as Juventus seek to distance themselves from their nearest competitors. Both teams have the same inability to win, but while Juve has a three match draw tendency, Cagliari can’t win since late October in Serie A. The bookies have signaled the visitors as the overwhelming favorites, while for Cagliari the real question will be how long they will be able to hold on.
Massimiliano Allegri was suspended by the football federation for one game for insulting the referees. This will see the coach miss tomorrow’s match together with Bonucci also out with suspension. Caceres and Barzagli are under doubt while Marchisio looks to have recovered from his flu virus. Cagliari do not have that many injury worries and will only miss out on Eriksson. Longo is still unable to find the back of the net for his team, but he could see a starting spot instead of Ibarbo.
Juve haven’t lost against Cagliari since 2009, and the hosts haven’t won any game at home this season. The back to back draws Juventus sport is an unusual tendency which has not been observed in several years and Allegri might recall to the team Llorente and Pirlo who did not get the call from Sampdoria match. Should this happen the coach will have to decide between four potential goalscorers: Morata, Vidal, and Llorente with Pirlo.
The last two matches between the two teams saw at least three goals being scored which is why over 3.5 goals has 2.75 odds from Unibet. Juve will try to settle the game early so they could focus on the Super Cup, and a win for them has 1.42 odds, Cagliari has 8.00 and a draw has 4.65 odds. Both teams to score with 1.92 odds, Juve for both halves 2.02, and goals in both halves has 1.58 odds. Tevez to score has 1.90 odds, Llorente and Morata 2.05 while Arturo Vidal has 2.65 odds in the same market. We are betting 7 units on Juventus winning both halves with 3.35 odds.
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