After a very impressive win vs bitter rivals AC Milan on Wednesday, Juventus host Sassulo at the Allianz stadium on Saturday evening.
After been undefeated for the first half of the year Ac Milan's undefeated season was snapped by the 9 time Scudetto holders and made this Serie A race wide open as the second half of the season commences.
Now that fourth-placed Juve have finally won a statement game- following a series of dropped points through drawn fixtures - Pirlo will aim to distance his side from Sassuolo, who sit just one place and one point behind them in the Serie A Standings
Juventus have only lost one of their 14 matches vs Sassuolo scoring at an average of over two goals per game in that time. Not only that, but the Bianconeri have only ever dropped two points in seven home league meetings against the Neroverdi.
However, the gap is clearly closing between two clubs from different financial stratospheres, as last season's entertaining encounters ended 3-3 in July and 2-2 back in December 2019.
Although Sassuolo have a almost indentical record vs Juventus, the main stumbling block vs Sassuolo, this year has been the lack of keeping the ball out of the net vs their opponents.
After a horrific 5-1 loss to Atalanta to open 2021 they righted the ship somewhat by beating lowly Genoa.
Final Analysis and Prediction:
With the convincing 3-1 victory vs Milan on Wednesday which felt like a statement game and propelled them back into the Scudetto race, they can't let up vs Sassuolo all maximum points bust be earned on Sunday evening.
Sassulo plays a high tempo game so Juventus has to weather the storm and should able to score against a very weak team defensively.
Final Score: Juventus 3-0 Sassuolo