Cagliari and Juventus will close the program of the first day of scond leg of Serie A, last match before the winter break of the tournament. The Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri has advised his team not to nullify all the good work done so far and, to stay in wake of the leaders, it will be necessary to win. Juve is back from 5 consecutive victories in all competitions and the last came in the Coppa Italia derby for 2-0 thanks to Douglas Costa and Mandzukic goals. Also Diego Lopez Cagliari team won the last game, in Bergamo against Atalanta field for 1-2 with goals scored by Leonardo Pavoletti and Simone Padoin.
Match Preview & Team News
Juventus have won their last 6 away matches against Cagliari in all competitions and have scored at least 2 goals in these last 6 away matches. After turn-over in the Coppa Italia game, Massimiliano Allegri will have some fresh players for the last game before the break: Benatia ad Alex Sandro in defense, Khedira in midfield. Juventus boss will leave home injuried Gianluigi Buffon, Mattia De Sciglio, Juan Caudrado and Benedikt Höwedes. Claudio Marchisio and Stefano Sturaro are in doubt. Cagliari will be without the disqualified João Pedro and Senna Miangue. Daniele Dessena is injuried while Nicolò Barella and Alessio Cragno are struggling with minor problems that could keep them out of this game. So, Paolo Faragò and Rafael are ready to replace their team-mates in the starting XI.
Cagliari vs Juventus betting predictions:
Juventus is undefeated since 22nd November and in this period has achieved 8 wins and 2 draws in all competitions. The bianconeri have been winning at both half time and full time in 5 of their last 6 Serie A away matches and in 5 of their last 6 matches against Cagliari in all competitions. Then, Juventus have kept a clean sheet in their last 3 matches against Cagliari in all competitions.
Over 2.5 goals - 1.81
Juventus to win at both half time and full time - 1.90
Exact result 0-2 - 6.00
*odds accurate as of 16.40 from bet365
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