Brescia vs Juventus Preview: Match preview and prediction | Serie A 2019/20
- Juventus will be looking to make it two consecutive wins as they travel away to play a very compact Brescia at Stadio Mario Rigamonti.
Entering into matchday 5, Juventus find themselves in a somewhat unfamiliar position - chasing top spot in Serie A. The Italian champions had to claw their way out of a deficit last time out against Hellas Verona, scoring twice to break a sequence of unflattering draws.
The Bianconeri take on the newly-promoted side, Brescia, a team that's had a commendable start to the season so far. Eugenio Corini's men also got back to winning ways last weekend, as they beat Udinese away by a lone goal to claim their second victory of the season. Le Rondinelle are currently 11th on the standings.
The last time this two sides met, Alessandro del Piero was still playing for the Old Lady, as he was one of two scorers to see off the relegation-bound Brescia at Juve's old hunting grounds, Stadio Olimpico di Torino.
Maurizio Sarri's men will look to make quick work of Le Rondinelle, as they continue to ramp up the pressure on early leaders, Inter Milan. However, Brescia is sure to come out fighting, and the newly-promoted club will try to keep the scores level at Stadio Mario Rigamonti, in a bid to take something from this encounter.
The Juventus manager is likely to make wholesale changes to his side, as he rested more than a few starters last time out. Eugenio Corini, on the other hand, is set to give Serie A veteran, Mario Balotelli, his first cap for Brescia.
Venue and kickoff information
Venue: Stadio Mario Rigamonti
Date: September 24, 2019
Kickoff: 8 pm (BST)
Head to head
In the last five between the sides, Juventus has won on three occasions and the teams settled for a draw once. The only time Brescia beat the Old Lady was when they were down in the Serie B together, way back in 2007.
Did you know?
Juventus hasn't lost an away game against a newly-promoted opposition since May 2013.
In 44 meetings, Brescia has beaten Juventus on just 3 occasions, their lowest win record against teams they have met at least 5 times.
Juventus are undefeated in 34 of their last 38 matches.
Brescia win: 6.37
Juventus win: 1.53
BTTS: 1.88 (Y), 1.82 (N)
Juventus would be looking to make it two wins on the bounce in Serie A, but Brescia likes to keep things very compact at the back. It could be a very frustrating night for the Old Lady, however, they have the firepower to see this game through.
Final score: Brescia 0-2 JuventusPublished 24 Sep 2019, 12:00 IST