Sassuolo vs Juventus – Serie A
10th February, 22:30 IST
Mapei Stadium, Reggio Emilia
Sassuolo: L L D W D
Juventus: W W W W D
Eleventh-place Sassuolo will welcome Italian champions Juventus to the Mapei Stadium in Serie A on Sunday night.
Last weekend, Sassuolo managed to come away with a point from their trip to Genoa thanks to a first-half strike from Filip Duricic. A similar result against Juventus tonight would severely boost the confidence of the entire football club.
Juventus, on the other hand, blew a two-goal lead against Parma last weekend and only managed to secure a 3-3 draw at the Juventus Stadium. Two late goals from Gervinho denied Juventus a 5th consecutive win in all competitions.
The Turin-based club will be looking to get back to winning ways against Sassuolo on Sunday.
Sassuolo: Consigli; Lirola, Magnani, Peluso, Rogerio; Bourabia, Sensi, Locatelli; Berardi, Babacar, Djuricic.
Juventus: Szczesny; Cancelo, Rugani, Barzagli, Alex Sandro; Khedira, Pjanic, Matuidi; Dybala, Mandzukic, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Combined XI for the game:
Captain & Vice-Captain Options:
- Juventus have several central defenders missing for this match. Bonucci and Chiellini are definitely out while Barzagli is a major doubt.
- Only 5 Serie A clubs have scored more goals than Sassuolo (34 goals) this season. A clean sheet for Juventus with Bonucci and Chiellini missing may be difficult.
- Ronaldo, Mandzukic and Dybala have formed a fearsome attacking trio for Juventus this season and are excellent options for your side.
- Khouma Babacar is Sassuolo’s top scorer this season with 6 goals and 1 assist in Serie A.