There are a couple of big fixtures on Saturday in Serie A. It’s the most important meetings of the weekend, as Torino and Juventus clash at Allianz Stadium in a rivalry battle, and Lazio and AC Milan are set to do battle at Stadio Olimpico. A lot is on the line here. If Juventus win and Lazio fall, then Juventus is going to tighten the stranglehold they have for the Serie A title.
Even a win and draw for Lazio would be huge for Juventus. They currently have a 4-point advantage on Lazio, so just continue to play in their current form and everything will work out well for Juve. This is a far cry from what people saw coming after the form we saw Juve in against Napoli in the Coppa Italia final.
Keep in mind that Juventus were just coming off the layoff, and even the best of teams could have been caught off guard. I doubt they went into the Coppa Italia with too much focus. They likely thought that it was going to be a cakewalk, but Napoli had other ideas. That might have been a wake up call for Juventus because they’ve looked like a different club since Serie A play has resumed.
Juve head into Saturday with plenty of momentum on their side. They are playing confident football and are home at Allianz Stadium. The key for Juve is to not get overly confident on Saturday. Too much confidence mixed with a bit of rust did them in against Napoli. There is no more rust to be found on Juventus since returning from the layoff, but if they expect a cakewalk against Torino, then the final result may not be to their liking.
Yesterday was a good day in La Liga, as we found a winner on Atletico Madrid over Mallorca by 3 goals. Over in Serie A, we have yet to lose a selection. We’ve gone 6 for 6 with a ROI of 62.9% so far. There is nothing to complain about with that level of success. Hopefully it’s another successful day on Saturday at Allianz Stadium. Head below for our free Juventus vs. Torino pick for July 4, 2020 in Serie A.
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Juventus have gone a perfect 3-0-0 since the return of Serie A. They might have missed a beat in the Coppa Italia, but that hasn’t been the case since shaking off the rust. Juventus have wins over Bologna, Lecce, and Genoa by scores of 2-0, 4-0, and 3-1. None of those opponents are particularly dangerous, but Juventus have been dismantling them. And even though they aren’t top-fight clubs, the way Juventus has been winning has been awfully impressive. Juventus are back home for this one to welcome Torino. They’ve been especially dangerous at home at Allianz Stadium, with 2.5 goals scored per game opposed to just 0.71 goals conceded.
Torino are on the heels of a 2-1 loss against Lazio. It was an okay effort, but Juventus’ rivals were able to get the upper-hand at the 72nd minute mark. All I can say is that Torino were just okay. They did enough to not allow the match to get out of hand. On paper and on the pitch, Lazio were the far better team. Lazio dominated with 16 shots compared to just 4 for Torino. Torino managed to put just one shot on target, albeit that found the back of the net. Torino are 13th in Serie A with a record of 9-4-16. Relegation is unlikely, but they could slip further down this weekend.
They’ve been in poor form defensively, especially on the road where they’ve conceded 1.93 goals per match. Offensively they’ve been fine enough, with 1.36 goals scored per match, though an average offence can’t make up for their deficiencies defensively. A 76th minute goal for Genoa is the only goal that Juve has conceded since returning to Serie A competition, so I’m not concerned with Torino getting their offence going here. This is a rivalry, hence expect Torino to have some motivation, though it likely won’t be enough to keep up. A 3-0 or 3-1 win for Juventus at home over Torino looks about right. They are really clicking right now.