Having enjoyed a minor resurgence under the returning Eusebio Di Francesco, Al Hain-Cole expects i Neroverdi to frustrate a visiting side who have one eye on European commitments
Having seen Roma cut their lead at the top of Serie A down to five points with a 2-0 victory over AC Milan on Friday, the champions are 4/9 (1.44) favourites with William Hill to re-establish an eight-point cushion heading into the final three games with a win this evening.
Eusebio Di Francesco’s men have pulled out of the relegation zone by taking seven points from the last possible nine and are available at 7/1 (8.00) to boost their survival hopes even further with a massive upset against the leaders.
The hosts played out a 1-1 draw against Cagliari in their last fixture on home soil, and you can get odds of 3/1 (4.00) on them claiming a precious point in this one.
After leading i Neroverdi to the top flight for the first time in their history last season, Di Francseco was sacked at the end of January with the club mired in the relegation zone.
However, the ensuing run of five consecutive defeats soon convinced the board to reverse their decision and reinstate the 44-year-old, leading to a resurrection that has seen the side pick up the same number of points in eight games as they had earned in the previous 17.
The key to this improvement has been a defence that has conceded just seven goals in the eight games since the boss’s return, meaning a repeat of December’s 4-0 home defeat is unlikely.
Having seen his side go down 2-1 away to Benfica in last week’s Europa League semi-final first leg, Antonio Conte could be forgiven for keeping one eye on Thursday’s return clash with a final on home turf up for grabs, meaning tonight’s action is unlikely to see a classic Bianconeri performance.
With this in mind, even money (2.00) looks extremely appealing on under 2.5 goals going in for the 10th time in 11 Juventus games and fifth game in a row for Sassuolo, with 12/5 (3.40) offering extra value on the visitors sneaking a tight win.
|Under 2.5 goals for a 2pt stake at Evens (2.00) with William Hill
||Juventus to win and under 2.5 goals for a 1pt stake at 12/5 (3.40) with William Hill
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