The final weeks of the regular seasons in the major European soccer leagues are unlike anything we have seen in the past. There are a ton of games being crammed into a relatively short space of time so that we can get this season over with in time to prepare for the next. It’s a rather frantic few weeks of action still to come, but the format that is playing out now is one that could have a serious impact on the how the title races play out. Let’s take a closer at this upcoming match and their betting value so you can make your bets against their Serie A odds.
Lecce Vs Juventus Game Preview
Playing this many games in such a short space of time presents all kinds of new challenges for coaches and players alike, and it is only the strongest who will survive. The Serie A title race is shaping up to be a good one, although it now looks as though it is down to just 2 teams, with Juventus on top and trying to hold off Lazio. Juventus will play their next game on Friday at home to Lecce as they try to keep putting the pressure on Lazio to maintain the pace at the top. Juventus are favored by 2, with the goal total set at 3 ½.
Why bet on Juventus
At this stage of the season, it is Juventus who are in control of their own destiny, as they have a 4-point lead at the top of Serie A, albeit with an extra game under their belt. They put the pressure on Lazio to try and keep up with a 2-0 win on the road at Bologna in their last game. Lazio have a tough road game against Atalanta next up, so Juventus might just keep their current lead after that one. Still, we should probably not get too carried away just yet, as Lecce are a team that Juventus has struggled against over the past couple of seasons, with 1-1 draws being the outcome of their last 2 meetings. The league leaders are on a run of 5 unbeaten at home against Lecce. Overall, Juventus are 12-1-0 at home this season, scoring 31 and surrendering just 10.
Why bet on Lecce
As we have already mentioned, Lecce have made life rather difficult for Juventus in their recent head to head meetings, which included a 1-1 draw at home earlier in the season. This is all the more surprising when you consider that Lecce are one of the teams sitting in the bottom 3 right now, which would mean relegation to Serie B if they cannot move up in the final weeks of the regular season. While not great, Lecce have had some success on the road this season, going 4-2-7 in their 13 games away from home. They have only managed 15 goals in those games, surrendering 30, so it’s tough to imagine them breaking down the Juve defense in any meaningful way on Friday.
General Match Info US Lecce Vs Juventus Turin
- When: Friday, June 26 at 3:45 PM EST
- Where: Allianz Stadium, Turin
- Lecce Vs Juventus Live: ESPN
- Money Lines: Lecce +1375 / Juventus -714 / Draw +621
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
The wager that really jumps out here is the UNDER, as the last 3 meetings between these two have produced a total of just 5 goals. I am taking Juventus to win without going the blowout route.
Pick: Juventus 2 Lecce 0