Ahead of this weekends kick off in Serie A, I look to preview one of the games that has an excellent chance of winning to take advantage of the odds before it slips.
Italian Serie A
Juventus AH-1 to beat Chievo @ 1.94 (Betfair) – 2.5 points
Juventus come into the season after winning the Serie A for a 3rd straight year; and look to build a new generation of winners with new manager Allegri taking over this year. The team has had couple of weeks of pre-season to build on, and have managed to build on some good victories so far during their Australia and far east tour. They have managed to keep most of their squad together and have added with the likes of Morata, Evra, Pereyra, Marrone and highly rated youngster Kingsley Coman.
Looking at the success of this Juventus team, the core that led them last year with the likes of Pogba, Pirlo, Marchisio, Tevez and Llorente, big things can be expected again as the team will look to pick up good early season points so that they can focus on try and winning the Champions League as well.
Chievo come to this season after barely avoiding the drop last year, landing up in 16th spot, just 4 points ahead of the relegation zone. They have also lost all of their pre-season games which will not bode a lot of confidence for them heading into a new season. In their last 4 attempts to beat Juventus they have lost by a minimum 1 goal margin and have just won once in the last 13 years against Juventus.
Juventus have always had the better of their opponents, so it will be key for them to win and start out strongly this season in order to avoid any surprises as the weeks move forward.
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