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April 29, 2012 2:00 PM BST
Stadio Comunale Silvio Piola — Novara
Referee:‬ D. Celi‎
Attendance:‬ 17649‎
 
 
 
 
Arturo Vidal 50′
 

Novara - Juventus Preview: Conte's troops look to continue title march

The Bianconeri will be hoping to secure another three points when they lock horns with the relegation strugglers at the Stadio Silvio Piola on Sunday

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  PROBABLE LINE-UPS

NOVARA

Fontana
Gemiti, Lisuzzo, Paci, Garcia
Porcari, Pesce, Rigoni
Mazzarani
Mascara, Caracciolo
JUVENTUS

Buffon
Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini
Caceres, Vidal, Pirlo, Marchisio, De Ceglie
Quagliarella, Vucinic


Juventus striker Fabio Quagliarella is available for selection on Sunday after missing the midweek victory over Cesena through suspension and will likely get the nod up front in place of Alessandro Matri, who is serving a one-game ban.

Bianconeri boss Antonio Conte has no injuries to deal with although Arturo Vidal, Claudio Marchisio and Andrea Barzagli are all one booking away from being suspended.

Meanwhile, Novara coach Attilio Tesser will be without the services of Samir Ujkani, Francesco Marianini and Jeda, who are out injured.

Defender Michel Morganella is suspended for an accumulation of yellow cards and will also miss out on Sunday's fixture.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Novara are unbeaten in their last six games at the Stadio Silvio Piola (W2 D4).
  • The Serie A new boys have conceded 11 goals in their last five encounters.
  • Tesser's side have lost five games by a three-goal margin this season.
  • Juventus are currently riding a seven-game winning streak, outscoring their opponents 19-1 during that span.
  • The Bianconeri have only conceded 18 goals in 34 league games this season and have kept seven clean sheets in their last eight contests.


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Available Squads
1Gianluigi BuffonGoalkeeper
3Giorgio ChielliniDefender
15Andrea BarzagliDefender
19Leonardo BonucciDefender
26Stephan LichtsteinerDefender
8Claudio MarchisioMidfielder
21Andrea PirloMidfielder
23Arturo VidalMidfielder
23Emanuele GiaccheriniMidfielder
9Mirko VučinićStriker
22Marco BorrielloStriker
30Marco StorariGoalkeeper
4Martín CáceresDefender
11Paolo De CeglieDefender
11Eljero EliaMidfielder
20Simone PadoinMidfielder
-Alessandro Del PieroStriker
27Fabio QuagliarellaStriker
Players to Watch
Marco Rigoni
Marco Rigoni
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 10
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
The 32-year-old leads Novara in scoring this season with seven goals. The midfielder has only found the back of the net though once in his last 17 appearances and will need to rediscover his scoring touch if the hosts are to end Juve’s impressive unbeaten run.
Arturo Vidal
Arturo Vidal
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 23
Games Goals YC RC
31 11 8 0
The Chile international has bossed the midfield this season and is a big reason why Juve are poised to win the Scudetto. The 24-year-old has chipped in with six goals this term, including two in his last three encounters. Should be a highly-influential figure against Novara at the weekend.
Prediction
The Bianconeri are firing on all cylinders at the moment and it’s hard to see them dropping points against the hosts on Sunday. All signs point to an easy Juve victory.
Editor's Prediction
Novara 0
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