Juventus safely made it through to the quarterfinals of the Coppa Italia, and look to improving as the season progresses. Sassuolo lie in wait in the quarterfinals of the competition, as the two sides meet at the Allianz Stadium on Thursday.
Coppa Italia Preview
The longer the Italian season goes, the stronger Juventus are looking. The Old Lady are growing into the season effectively, and may still believe that they have a chance of getting back into the Serie A title race. However, the focus will be on the Coppa Italia this week, as Juventus look to get into the last four of the domestic competition.
The Old Lady are one of the most dominant teams in the Coppa Italia, having won the domestic honour a record 14 occasions in their history. Their last success came last season, which was their fifth victory in the competition since 2010.
Juventus breezed through the round of 16 after claiming a dominant 4-1 home success against Sampdoria. Juan Cuadrado, Daniele Rugani, Paulo Dybala and Alvaro Morata scored the goals in that comfortable success for the Old Lady.
Sassuolo are yet to win a major honour in their history, and will be looking to end that wait in this year’s Coppa Italia. They have been going along nicely in Serie A this term, and are currently sitting in 12th place after 24 games this season have been played.
They were professional in the last round of the competition, as they edged past Cagliari with a 1-0 success at home. The only goal in that round of 16 tie was scored in the 18th minute by Abdou Harroui. However, the result never looked in danger, as Sassuolo bossed proceedings from the very first minute.
Juventus vs Sassuolo Head to Head
Sassuolo claimed a famous success against Juventus earlier in the season, which ended their six-year wait for a victory against the Old Lady. Prior to that victory, Juventus had won nine of the previous eleven fixtures between the sides. Sassuolo have beaten Juventus just twice in their previous 18 attempts.
Juventus vs Sassuolo Prediction
The Coppa Italia has been a happy hunting ground for Juventus in the past ten years, and they look primed for a deep run in the competition once again. Home advantage gives them a very solid chance this week, and we can’t see past the Old Lady winning comfortably.
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