Juventus haven’t started the season as strongly as they would have liked, but they remain in the hunt, as they are just four points off the top. They could put more pressure on the leaders this weekend with an away win against Benevento.
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Andrea Pirlo hasn’t been given the time to settle into his job at Juventus, as there are hard standards always set at the club. However, it hasn’t been a terrible start to his run as manager, as the club remain unbeaten this season, and have won four of their eight games. It wasn’t made easy for the new boss, as he was forced to deal without Cristiano Ronaldo for an extended period of time, but their form has picked up since the return of the Portuguese star. They have now won from three in Serie A, and could move within a point of AC Milan this weekend if they can picked up a second win on the bounce. The Old Lady were convincing in their most recent outing, as they recorded a 2-0 win over Cagliari. Ronaldo scored both goals in that win, as Juventus dominated throughout and should have won by more.
It will be a challenge for Benevento this weekend, as they have already shown throughout the season that they struggle defensively. They have already conceded 20 goals in the league, which is the joint-worst record in the league at this point. However, there will be reason for optimism within the camp, as they recently ended a four-match losing run with a victory against Fiorentina. They hit their opponents on the counter-attack in that fixture, with Riccardo Improta scoring the winner with 40 minutes remaining.
Benevento vs Juventus Head To Head
Benevento have never beaten their Turin rivals in a competitive game, as they lost both previous meetings during the 2017-18 season. Juventus won the home game in that season 2-1, before they went on to win the away fixture between the two sides in April 2018 4-1. This could be the same case once again this weekend.
Benevento vs Juventus Prediction
Benevento have a terrible record against Juventus, and that just stacks the cards further in the favour of the Old Lady for this fixture. Pirlo may decide to make a number of changes ahead of a huge Champions League fixture, but they will still have enough quality to get a convincing win from this trip.
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