Maurizio Sarri brings his Juventus side to Lecce on Saturday afternoon sitting top of the table, a point ahead of Inter Milan. They remain unbeaten after eight games, winning seven.
They travel to Lecce looking to maintain that unbeaten run. The champions are also currently on a six game winning streak. Their hosts can be backed at 10/1 to cause a major shock and take all three points.
The home side head into the game hovering dangerously just one point above the relegation zone. They’ve won just two league games this season, with their only draw coming last weekend at AC Milan. A 92nd minute equaliser was needed to secure that crucial point.
It’s 4/1 if they can take another point from their meeting with Juve.
The fact that Sarri’s men have only narrowly beaten Lecce’s nearest league rivals – Brescia, Bologna and Verona – will give them some confidence. Juve won all three of those games 2-1. It’s currently 7/1 for the same outcome.
However, Lecce’s problem this season has been conceding goals. They’ve got the second worst record for goals conceded in the Serie A.
The Italian minnows conceded four against Inter and four against Napoli in two heavy defeats earlier in the season. It’s currently 6/5 for the visitors to score 3+ on Saturday.
That will undoubtedly boost Juve’s confidence heading into the game. The league leaders could certainly do with a few more goals this season if they are to maintain the gap at the top.
Once again they’ll look to their top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese forward is just 2/1 to score the game’s opener.
Marco Mancosu is level with Ronaldo on four Serie A goals this season. He’s 12/1 to score the first goal of the game, and 7/2 to score anytime.
It’s currently 18/1 for Lecce to pull of the seemingly impossible and win a game involving goals from both teams. Juve meanwhile are 7/4 to get a result with both teams scoring.
Despite their fantastic start to the season, the away side have kept just three Serie A clean sheets. They are currently available at 10/11 to keep their fourth of the campaign.
The home side meanwhile are priced at 9/1 to keep a clean sheet and keep out the likes of Ronaldo and fellow attackers Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain.
Also looking to add to his tally will be Miralem Pjanic. The Bosnian has three league goals this season. He is currently 7/4 to score a fourth. And the midfielder is priced at 13/2 to open the scoring.