Juventus will be hoping to take one step closer to the Serie A title this week when they host relegation threatened Lecce on Wednesday evening, as Conte’s side are the heavy odds on favourites for victory with Bet365, who also announce a live stream service on tonights game from Turin.
As things stand, Antonio Conte’s men are three points above AC Milan at the top of the table and they know that wins in each of their remaining games will guarantee them first position.
They could only need one or two wins if Milan slip up of course, but they won’t be thinking like that. They have their fate in their own hands and they should make the most of this opportunity.
Their recent form suggests they will too. Going into this game, Juventus have won seven league games in succession, continuing their unbeaten Serie A campaign in the process.
Conte’s team were in fine form in the most recent fixture two, winning 4-0 at Novara. There is no doubt that they appear focused and ready to complete the job this season.
As for Lecce, they have just as much to play for as their hosts. Ahead of Wednesday night’s game, they sit 18th in the table meaning that if the season ended now, they would be relegated to Serie B.
They are only a point adrift of safety though and with three games remaining, they still have enough time to turn things around. Having said that, Wednesday’s game is an extremely tough one and anything they get is a bonus.
Looking at their recent form, Lecce had been on a decent run with just one defeat in eleven games, but they have lost their last two and it has put them in massive trouble once again.
They need to make sure that the defeats at home to Napoli and Parma are simply blips and that they can pick up at least one more win in their remaining three games.
Whether it comes on Wednesday though remains to be seen. Nobody has beaten Juventus in Serie A this season, so is there enough to suggest that Lecce will?
It certainly seems unlikely, but with plenty to play for, this should be a cracking match. The pressure is on Juventus and Lecce may as well adopt a positive approach.
It gets underway at 7.45pm on Wednesday evening.