Chievo v Juventus – Sunday 14:00, BT Sport 2
It was a promising start to the season for Chievo with three wins in their opening five games, but just a solitary victory in their last six, including a loss at bottom of the league Crotone last time out, has resulted in them sliding down to 11th.
Juventus, meanwhile, extended their lead at the top of Serie A with victory over rivals Napoli last weekend, though they’ve since been held to a 1-1 draw at home to Lyon in the Champions League. In truth, they didn’t play particularly well in either match, with Paulo Dybala’s absence noticeable. In a 3-5-2 formation much of the creativity relies on the second striker and Dybala has played that role with aplomb, either behind Higuain or Mandzukic. However, since Dybala’s injury Allegri has been forced to play both Higuain and Mandzukic, but they haven’t really complimented each other.
With Pjanic also sidelined, along with Chiellini and potentially Bonucci, the Old Lady will be far from full strength. Chievo have proven to be a tough team to break down on home soil, losing just one of their last 13, conceding only nine times and with 11 of these being level at the break. The HT draw has occurred in each of Juve’s road games this term so we’re backing Draw/Juve half-time/full-time as they’ve gone on to win 13 of the last 16 games they’ve been level at the break in.£10 Free Credit and a £500 Deposit Bonus