MATCH PREVIEW: SPAL 0-0 JUVENTUS (ITALY: SERIE A) FREE BETTING PICKS FOR TODAY, MARCH 17

League: ITALY: Serie A – Round 29
Match: 20:45 Spal – Juventus
Prediction: Away Win
Average odds: 1.34
Bookmaker: bwin
Result: 0:0 LOST

MATCH PREVIEW

Spal’s quest for survival in Serie A (SA) faces a litmus test when they host the treble-chasing table toppers Juventus. The result has the potential of altering equations at both ends of the table!
Having extended their lead over Napoli to four points, Juve come into this fixture with the swagger of a Champion and the determination of a treble seeker. The ‘Old Lady’ haven’t lost in the league since November ’17 and it will take a lot from Spal to inflict their third defeat of the season.
Spal have picked up seven points in their last three games and are third from bottom. However, they are just two points behind 14th-placed Cagliari, having played a game more than all their relegation battlers around them. This is a game they are expected to lose, even a point would be massive for the hosts!
The challenge for Spal, though, comes in stopping goal-hungry Juventus (67) who have scored the most in the league. There is also the little matter of scoring past a frugal Juve defensive line that has conceded just 15 goals all season!
In 15 league games since their last loss, Juventus have kept a whopping 14 clean sheets, scoring 30 and conceding just one goal. Contrast that with Spal, who have kept only three clean sheets all season long!
Key battle: Gonzalo Higuain (Juventus) has eight goals and three assists from his last seven games.
Thiago Cionek (Spal) will need to bring out his defensive best to keep Higuain away from the goal.
Stat attack: Juventus have won their last 12 matches and are unbeaten in 15 games (W14, D1).
Only Napoli (38pts) have a better away record than Juventus (37pts).