Monza vs Juventus
Stadio Brianteo forms the backdrop for an exciting Serie A encounter between mid-table Monza and title hopefuls Juventus.Monza achieved the unthinkable last season, becoming only the second time in Serie A history tobeat Juventus in their first two top-flight H2Hs. Raffaele Palladino’s side notably kept ‘I Bianconeri’ at bay on both occasions, including a 2-0 win in this corresponding fixture in January. However, a repeat of that stunning success looks highly unlikely, even though ‘I Biancorossi’ come into proceedings unbeaten in their last four league outings (W1, D3). If nothing, Monza can at least hope to keep things competitive, courtesy of their water-tight defense that has conceded a league fourth-low 12 goals this season. Topically, they’ve only capitulated three times across six home league matches en route to turning the Brianteo into a fortress. They’re one of only two Serie A clubs yet to lose a league game on home turf in 2023/24 (W2, D4).
Juventus spurned a chance to claim bragging rights and Inter Milan’s place at the Serie A summitlast weekend, drawing 1-1 in Turin to surrender a five-game winning league streak. Despite that setback, Massimiliano Allegri’s side will take this trip in high spirits following back-to-back 1-0 away wins at AC Milan and Fiorentina. Shutouts have been a common theme on Juventus’ Serie A travels this term as except for a 4-2 defeat at Sassuolo in September, they’ve kept a clean sheet in their remaining five away league games (W4, D1). But a lack of scoring prowess could pose a genuine threat to Juventus’ bid to return to winning ways, with ‘I Bianconeri’ averaging just 0.66 goals per game on their last three top-flight trips.