Losing talisman and global superstar, Ronaldo, at the start of the season has been a big blow for Juventus. Losing a player that scored 100 goals in 131 games for the club will need some replacing but the fans have something to look forward to in homegrown Italian talent, Federico Chiesa. The son of Italian legend, Enrico Chiesa, Federico has shone on the international stage and has become one of the most sought after players in the world. Juventus are a massive club with a long, rich history, and expectations will be to be competing in every domestic and European competition they are in.
Juventus FC: Tactics & Principles
Juventus may struggle for goals this season but their defensive performances have always been resolute. Defensively Juventus have been one of the top two least conceding sides in the last 3 years which will give them strong foundations to build on. The solid defensive unit enables overlapping from their full backs in Alex Sandro and Cuadrado. With full backs in a traditional 4-4-2 formation overlapping Chiesa and Rabiot, these players tend to move inside causing a nightmare for defenders. If that wasn’t hard enough to mark moving players inside, defenders also have to marshal finishing experts Morata and Dybala up front.
Juventus FC: Serie A PREDICTIONS & What to Expect
Serie A is a tough league but Juventus will be expected to be competing for the title they have won twice in the last 3 seasons. The loss of Ronaldo will mean more responsibility for seasoned strikers Dybala and Morata. Much of the expectation will be on Golden Boy Federico Chiesa to continue his form on the international stage, domestically. With Napoli and winners last season, Inter Milan in the mix for the title, Juventus have their work cut out. (Click to read our latest Serie A betting tips and predictions for today and tomorrow).
Betway currently have Juventus at 17.00 to be Serie A winners this season.
Juventus FC: UEFA Champions League PREDICTIONS & What to Expect
Juventus are a strong consistent side domestically but in the Champions League they have not seen silverware since 1996. The 1996 team was, arguably, Juventus best ever side fielding the likes of Zidane, Del Piero and Christian Vieri. I do not expect Juventus to be featuring amongst the finalists of the Champions League given the quality in the tournament. Paradoxically, should fixtures favour Juventus, the tournament knockout stages could see them make a final appearance, and with the likes of Chiesa they could cause an upset. (Click to read our latest UEFA Champions League betting tips and predictions for this week)
Juventus are currently outsiders to win the Champions League at 41.00 with Betway.
Juventus FC: Coppa Italia PREDICTIONS & What to Expect
Juventus have won the Coppa Italia six times in the last eight seasons, and as holders, will be strong competitors again this season. Juventus have won this tournament than any other Italian side with 14 wins, as of last season. This season I think the squad is weakened by the loss of Ronaldo but with tournaments historically successful for a club the fans can be a 12th man on the pitch!