After a slow start to the season, Juventus have hit their stride and are beginning to open up an advantage at the top of the Serie A table. Massimiliano Allegri’s men have gone on a great winning run which has seen them climb up the division and above their main title rivals. Juve have dominated Italian football in recent years, winning each of the last four Scudetto titles, and it would take a brave man to back against The Old Lady this season.
Ultimately, Juve have the strongest squad in the competition and that should mean they have a great chance of defending their crown once again. Juventus are blessed with talent all over the field, from veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon to star Paul Pogba. In fact, they are fortunate enough to have plenty of quality on the bench and Juventus’ substitutes are more than capable of making a major impact when called upon. The likes of Alvaro Morata and Paulo Dybala are both competent strikers and Allegri is fortunate to have two top attacking talents in his squad.
When this article was produced, Juventus were priced at 2/5 in Bet365’s Serie A betting markets to give you a measure of their position. With Allegri’s men in full flight, Juve may take some stopping in their pursuit of a fifth Serie A title, especially as they may be eliminated from this season’s Champions League in the coming weeks. In their first leg against Bayern Munich, Juve showed their resilient side to come from two goals down to secure a draw but Bayern will be quietly confident of beating Juventus on home soil in the return fixture. For Juve, it might be better to place all of their focus on the league this season.
If Juventus are knocked out of the Champions League, the writing might be on the wall for their title rivals. Juve are simply too good, too strong and too well equipped to lose out on the Scudetto crown, especially if their main focus is on the league. It took a while for Juventus’ newbies to gel and settle but they’re now purring and look like they might run away with the title. Napoli’s recent draw with Fiorentina has only helped Juve’s cause.
With Napoli and Inter faltering, Roma may be the only side who can stop Juventus from cruising to another title this season. Luciano Spalletti’s men are also climbing up the division and are scoring goals for fun. While the title remains in Juventus’ hands, Allegri’s men must be wary of Roma as the business end of the season approaches. On their day, Roma are capable of beating anybody and Juve may begin to feel the pressure if Roma continue to pick up victories on a regular basis. For now, however, Juventus look calm and collected. If they keep their composure, they will win a fifth straight title.
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