Juventus vs Sassuolo: Preview and Predictions
Maurizio Sarri’s side will be looking to make it seven straight wins in all competitions when they welcome Sassuolo to Allianz Stadium, as their quest for another Serie A title continues.
Juventus are still unbeaten in all competitions this season, a record they aim to maintain especially with Inter Milan breathing down their necks.
Juve defeated Atletico Madrid 1-0 in the champions league on Tuesday to seal a top spot in the round of 16. They are currently top of Serie A table with 35 points from 13 matches played so far.
Sassuolo are facing a very tough side. And they know they don’t stand a chance against this Juventus side. So they will take whatever they can get from this game.
Juve will again be without the services of key central defender Giorgio Chiellini due to a long-term knee injury, while Douglas Costa is also unavailable for selection this weekend.
Alex Sandro could return from injury to line up at left-back, though, and Adrien Rabiot is also being tipped to recover in time for Sunday’s Serie A contest.
Ronaldo, who has struggled with a troublesome knee issue in recent weeks, is also available for the champions after coming through the European tie unscathed.
Sassuolo’s lengthy injury list includes the likes of Rogerio, Vlad Chiriches, Gianluca Pegolo, Domenico Berardi, Gian Marco Ferrari and Gregoire Defrel.
Juventus possible starting lineup: Szczesny; Cuadrado, Bonucci, De Ligt, Sandro; Khedira, Pjanic, Matuidi; Bernardeschi; Higuain, Ronaldo
Sassuolo possible starting lineup: Consigli; Toljan, Romagna, Marlon, Kyriakopoulos; Duncan, Magnanelli; Djuricic, Locatelli, Boga; Caputo
Juventus have won their last 5 home matches against Sassuolo
Sassuolo have won just one of their last 5 away matches in Serie A
Cs: Juventus 2 vs Sassuolo 0
Tips: Juventus win