Juve Stars To Shine
SPAL vs Juventus – There are 42 points that separate Juve and SPAL in the league standings. Juventus’ five wins since the calendar changed to 2020 is more than SPAL has all season long (4).
Juventus playing SPAL is always going to produce an expected win for the Bianconneri, but it wouldn’t be a surprise if Maurizio Sarri decides to do some squad rotation of his own knowing that Juventus has the first leg of the round of 16 tie against Lyon in France all of four days after this match.
By no means is Juventus looking like the runaway pick to win the Scudetto this season, but SPAL is in such an incredible funk this season that getting out of the relegation zone and into safety simply seems like a monumental task.
If anyone is going to break down the Juve defence, it’s Petagna, who has scored precisely 50% of SPAL’s total 18 Serie A goals this season. The only problem is Petagna has never scored against Juve in seven previous attempts.
Keep an eye on Cristiano Ronaldo, who’s rested and refreshed. He is ready to make history, as he is one goal shy of equalling the all-time Serie A record by scoring in 11 consecutive appearances, set by Gabriel Batistuta with Fiorentina and Sampdoria’s Fabio Quagliarella.