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Juventus vs Benevento Prediction & Match Preview

Juventus

Benevento

21 March 2021 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET Serie A Allianz Stadium

Juventus quickly bounced back from a heart-breaking defeat to Porto in the Champions League last 16, with the team outplaying Cagliari 3-1 in Sardinia at the weekend. 

The Bianconeri do not want to give up on their Scudetto dream, and we are positive that they will fight tooth and nail against Benevento. 

Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored a hat-trick in the triumph over Cagliari, will be the man to keep an eye on in the home team.

Cuadrado is banned for the hosts, while Ramsey, Dybala, Buffon, and Demiral are sidelined with injuries. 

Alex Sandro is doubtful, whereas Bentacur has been tested positive for coronavirus. The Yellow-Reds, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 4-1 loss to Fiorentina, and even though Juve head into the match with a severely-weakened squad, home win should be considered. 

Both Schiattarella and Glik are suspended for the visitors, while Iago Falque, Letizia, and Depaoli remain in the treatment room.

Juventus vs Benevento Head-to-head

Teams Juventus Benevento played so far 3 matches.
Juventus won 2 direct matches. Benevento won 0 matches. 1 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 3.67 goals per Match.

Juventus vs Benevento Prediction

Juventus in actual season average scored 2.16 goals per match. In 19 (95.00%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 13 (65.00%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Benevento average scored 1.03 goals per match in season 2021. In 10 (71.43%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 6 (42.86%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Team News:

Juventus continue to be undermined by absences through injury and suspension and will be without several likely candidates for the first XI on Sunday.

Full-back Juan Cuadrado will serve a one-match ban, while Aaron Ramsey is once again on the treatment table, alongside Paulo Dybala and promising centre-back Merih Demiral. Due to a thigh problem, Alex Sandro is in doubt too, so the versatile Federico Bernardeschi could deputise on the left flank.

As Rodrigo Bentancur is still observing quarantine after contracting COVID-19, Arthur and Adrien Rabiot should team up in central midfield, though experimental coach Andrea Pirlo unexpectedly fielded full-back Danilo in the engine room last time out.

Due to the relative weakness of the opposition, Dejan Kulusevski may continue to pose an attacking threat from out wide, with Alvaro Morata and Cristiano Ronaldo paired up front.

Filippo Inzaghi's hosts are set to be without Gaetano Letizia (thigh), Iago Falque and Fabio Depaoli (calf) for Juve's visit to Campania, while both Kamil Glik and Pasquale Schiattarella are suspended.

It is expected that Benevento will opt for a three-man central defence in an effort to contain the champions' attacking weapons, with Riccardo Improta and Colombian wide man Andres Tello favoured for the wing-back roles if that is the case.

Experienced centre-back Luca Caldirola should come in for Glik, while January signing Adolfo Gaich will fight it out with goal-shy Gianluca Lapadula for the central striker's spot.

Juventus possible starting lineup:
Szczesny; Danilo, De Ligt, Bonucci, Bernardeschi; Kulusevski, Arthur, Rabiot, Chiesa; Ronaldo, Morata

Benevento possible starting lineup:
Montipo; Tuia, Caldirola, Barba; Tello, Ionita, Viola, Hetemaj, Improta; Caprari; Lapadula


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