Early season strugglers Juventus host Champions League holders Chelsea in the standout fixture on Wednesday in Turin, with both sides coming into the game following a win on matchday one.
Juventus were occupying the relegation zone in Serie A just last week, but consecutive 3-2 victories over Spezia and Sampdoria have finally stabilised their season after a horrendous start. An unsettled defence that has flipped between Italy’s Euro 2020 heroes, Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci, and Matthijs de Ligt has failed to keep a clean sheet domestically this season, not helped by regular blunders by goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny.
In comparison, Chelsea have conceded just twice in their six league games, against Liverpool and Manchester City, but their defeat at the weekend to Pep Guardiola’s side should not affect them too much given the strong start they have made despite having so many difficult fixtures to begin with.
Juve will be without their key man so far this season, Paulo Dybala, so Chelsea who were already favourites, now have even more of the edge, and we tip them to win in a close match here.