The Old Lady returned to the top of the table with a 2-0 success over Brescia last time out, while SPAL lost their fourth league game in succession to remain rooted to the bottom.
SPAL finished 13th in Serie A last season, but there is no question that they are facing a huge battle to keep their status as a top-flight club for the 2019-20 campaign.
Indeed, a record of just four wins and three draws from 24 matches has left them bottom of the table with 15 points, some eight points from the safety of 17th position.
Luigi Di Biagio's side recorded an impressive 2-1 win over Atalanta BC on January 20 but have lost each of their last four in the league, including a 5-1 defeat at Lazio at the start of the month.
Having only scored 18 league goals all season, it is difficult to see how the team are going to escape the bottom three, particularly as they could be cut even further adrift by the end of the weekend.
Juve entered last weekend's clash with Brescia having lost to Napoli and Hellas Verona in two of their last three league matches; it was therefore vital that the Old Lady returned to winning ways and that was the case courtesy of goals from Paulo Dybala and Juan Cuadrado.
The victory over Brescia, coupled with Lazio beating Inter Milan, meant that Juve ended the weekend top of the table. Lazio are actually now second in the table courtesy of their impressive win over Antonio Conte's side, with just three points separating the top three in the division.
Juve seemingly have a big battle on their hands this season to land another championship, but it would be fair to say that the Champions League is the competition that they really want to win. Maurizio Sarri's side will head to Lyon on February 26 for the first leg of their last-16 tie desperate for a good result.
The Old Lady then have two huge domestic fixtures at the start of March, first facing Inter in Serie A on the 1st before welcoming AC Milan for the second leg of their Coppa Italia semi-final three days later.
SPAL Serie A form: LWLLLL
SPAL form (all competitions): LWLLLL
Juventus Serie A form: WWLWLW
Juventus form (all competitions): WLWLDW
Juve, meanwhile, will be without the services of experienced defender Leonardo Bonucci through suspension, while Miralem Pjanic, Sami Khedira, Douglas Costa and Merih Demiral are all on the treatment table.
Giorgio Chiellini made his long-awaited return as a late substitute against Brescia, though, and the Italian could now be in line to start for the Old Lady this weekend. That said, it seems more probable that Daniele Rugani will start with Chiellini potentially coming off the bench once again.
SPAL possible starting lineup:
Berisha; Cionek, Bonifazi, Zukanovic, Reca; Valdifiori, Missiroli, Valoti; Castro; Petagna, Di Francesco
Juventus possible starting lineup:
Szczesny; Cuadrado, De Ligt, Rugani, Sandro; Rabiot, Bentancur, Ramsey; Ronaldo, Higuain, Dybala
We say: SPAL 0-2 Juventus
Juve will be determined to keep hold of first spot in Serie A, and it is difficult to imagine SPAL pulling off a shock result this weekend; the Old Lady should have too much for the league's bottom side.
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