A 1-0 win at Atalanta will have boosted Palermo’s confidence, not least in that it took them out of the drop zone. But Gonzalo Higuain and Dani Alves were both on the score sheet as Juve thrashed Cagliari 4-0, and so the home team may need some help! Juve with a handicap of -1.5 are still odds on at 1.97.
Despite some early season frustrations, coach Massimiliano Allegri must be quietly content with his side’s start to the season.
A four point lead with just one reverse so far sends out a warning in a division in which they trailed the leaders by 11 points in late Autumn a year ago, yet still prevailed.
Injury hit Udinese may have a similar kit to Juve but that is where any comparisons end.
They have sacked coach Beppe Iachini after just four months and are badly missing the guile and goals of Antonio Di Natale.
It’s a perfect time for Juve to play them.