SPAL – Juventus
SPAL are hosting the champion Juventus in a game from the 25th round of the Serie A. Let’s discuss this fixture at the Stadio Paolo Mazza on Saturday.
SPAL are getting in more and more complicated situation and they are getting closer to relegation to the Serie B. At this moment they are at the bottom of the league with just 15 points won and 8 points away from the 17th Sampdoria. SPAL’s time is running out and their hopes are diminishing with every week.
Four losses in the last four matches – this is how SPAL are performing lately in the Serie A. Last week they paid a visit to Lecce and suffered a 1-2 defeat. Andrea Petagna scored his 9th goal in the Calcio for the season, but the hosts still won.
With two losses in their last two matches, Juventus must be careful of making another mistake. At this moment the Bianconeri are just one point ahead of the second Lazio, while Inter Milan are also pretty close. This means that we have to expect a pretty good fight for the Scudetto in the remaining rounds.
In the previous round Juventus hosted Brescia and didn’t face any trouble to record a 2-0 win. Paulo Dybala and Juan Cuadrado scored for the Old Lady, while Cristiano Ronaldo got rested and he was out of the squad. The Portuguese star should come back with fresh legs on Saturday.
Juventus are feeling the pressure this season, because Lazio and Inter Milan are much better than they were in the last few years. Juve are not used to having a real competition for the title, but now it’s a different case and they must adapt to the situation. The champions can’t allow themselves to make a mistake against a team like SPAL, so we expect a serious challenge from them.