Juventus-Chievo Preview: Bianconeri hoping to return to winning ways

Antonio Conte is without Giorgio Chiellini and Mirko Vucinic as his side aim to extend their lead at the top of Serie A
Juventus can bounce back from their surprise draw with Verona by continuing their flawless Serie A home record against Chievo on Sunday.

Antonio Conte's side sit nine points clear of Roma at the top of the table, while the Flying Donkeys arrive in Turin just a point clear of the relegation zone aiming to do something no other team has managed in the league this term - avoid defeat at Juventus Stadium.

Juve's on-loan Southampton striker Pablo Daniel Osvaldo returned to training on Friday after suffering with flu, but Simone Pepe (thigh), Giorgio Chiellini (calf) and Mirko Vucinic (knee) are all expected to miss out. Andrea Barzagli will be assessed.

Chievo have taken just 18 points from 23 outings this term, but head coach Eugenio Corini remains optimistic about their chances in Turin.

"We're up against a battleship, but you just have to look to Verona to see that sometimes Juve are susceptible," he said.

"Football has taught us over the years that no team is unbeatable. We will go there with that message in our heads."

New loan signing Leandro Paredes is still not ready to make his Chievo debut, and Corini is also without Adrian Calello, Luca Rigoni (flu) and Bostjan Cesar (suspended).

Juve have not lost to Chievo in their previous seven Serie A meetings, with the Turin club's last defeat to the Flying Donkeys coming in January 2010.