Tuesday night sees ruling Serie A bosses Juventus invite Spezia to Turin needing a victory to keep their title hopes alive.
A 21-point difference between the two clubs in the standings.
Juventus are obviously ahead in third-place, with Spezia in fourteenth, and frantically need to try not to drop additional points to keep in contact with Inter and AC Milan in the title fight.
Regardless of the gigantic bay in height between the sides, nonetheless, Spezia can’t be belittled.
The newbies are not reluctant to go head to head with the huge young men and desire to oppose the chances stacked against them to agitate Cristiano Ronaldo and co.
Juventus Team News and Stats
‘Inexperience’ was Andrea Pirlo’s pardon for a dull 1-1 draw at Hellas Verona over the course of the end of the week.
The Juventus director could in any case be without six first-team individuals and might need to begin Nicolo Fagioli against Spezia, regardless of the youthful midfielder supposedly not 100% fit.
The Old Lady will again depend vigorously on Ronaldo to have the effect.
The imperishable Portuguese has been a distinct advantage again this season, scoring an association best 19 goals and that pivotal first goal of a game multiple times.
He likewise packed away a brace in the 4-1 win over Spezia back in November and has provided three goals in his last two trips.
With their Scudetto title trusts on the line, Juventus should win.
There is no explanation the 36-time Italian heroes can’t do as such against Spezia, having won eight of their 11 home class games this season (D2 L1).
Out: Paulo Dybala, Arthur, Juan Cuadrado, Giorgio Chiellini, Leonardo Bonucci.
Questions: Alvaro Morata, Nicolo Fagioli.
Key Team Stats
Only 1 win in their last 5 games in all competitions (D2 L2).
Won 6 of their last 8 home games by at least 2 goals in all competitions.
Best defensive record in the league with only 20 goals conceded.
Won 21 of their last 23 home league games against newly-promoted clubs (D2).
Cristiano Ronaldo has managed 6 goals and 2 assists in his last 5 home league games.
Cristiano Ronaldo could become the first player to score at least 20 league goals in a top-5 European league in each of the last 12 seasons.
Ronaldo is also set to make his 600th league appearance.
Spezia Team News and Stats
The Eagles have performed above assumptions in their first Italian first class crusade.
They sit fourteenth in Serie A on 25 points from 24 games following a rebound 2-2 draw against the transfer undermined Parma and done well against the enormous clubs.
Regardless of losing 4-1 to Juventus back in November, Spezia have beaten AC Milan (2-0), Roma (3-0), and Napoli (2-1) this season.
They likewise barely lost 2-1 to Inter Milan and Lazio. Indeed, the guests have fared better against groups in the upper half on the alliance standings contrasted with the lower-half.
Vincenzo Italiano’s men have likewise improved away from home, having won four of their six games out and about.
They have the association’s eighth-best away record, with just five points less contrasted with Juventus.
Furthermore, with their top-scorer M’Bala Nzola fit and sound once more, Spezia desire to separate the Bianconeri’s physical issue hit backline.
Out: Tommaso Pobega, Riccardo Saponara, Federico Mattiello, Rafael.
Key Team Stats
Won 2 of their last 4 league games (D1 L1).
4 of their 6 wins this season have come away from home.
Over 2.5 goals scored in 10 of their last 11 away league games.
Only lost 1 of their 3 league games against Juventus in the past (W1 D1).
Have beaten beaten AC Milan, AS Roma, and Napoli this season.
M’Bala Nzola has scored 9 goals in only 14 league games this season.