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February 24, 2013 9:00 AM EST
Juventus Stadium — Torino
Referee:‬ D. Celi‎
Attendance:‬ 38000‎

Serie A Preview: Juventus-Siena

Beppe Iachini has never beaten Juventus but his own Bianconeri have gone three games unbeaten ahead of Saturday’s match in Turin.

By Jerrad Peters

Vidal, Pirlo, Matri - Juventus


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Lichtsteiner, Vidal, Pirlo, Marchisio, Kwadwo
Quagliarella, Giovinco

Texeira, Terlizzi, Felipe
Belmonte, Vergassola, Della Rocca, Rubin
Rosina, Setsu

Juventus winger Simone Pepe has suffered a setback in training and will likely have to undergo surgery to repair a thigh injury. The 29-year-old has made just a single appearance from the bench so far this season.

Coach Antonio Conte is also without on-loan Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner, who is still recovering from adductor surgery and is expected back sometime in March.

Defender Paolo De Ceglie is sidelined with a thigh injury suffered against Fiorentina earlier this month and Giorgio Chiellini will be given the day off to rest his troublesome calf.

Claudio Marchisio returns from suspension.

Iachini’s only injury concern involves wing-back Angelo, who has a muscle injury but is expected to play some part in his side’s match against Atalanta on March 3.

Defenders Roberto Vitiello and Claudio Terzi are serving extended bans for their part in the 2011 match-fixing scandal.

  • Since the beginning of January, Juventus has dropped points in four of eight Serie A matches, including losses to Sampdoria and Roma. It also lost 2-1 away to Lazio in the semifinals of the Coppa Italia.

  • Only Roma has scored more than the 50 goals Juventus has managed in the league so far this season, but Fabio Quagliarella (pictured, right) is the only player with at least seven of them to his name.
  • Juventus is unbeaten in its last seven matches against Siena. Its most recent defeat to them came in May 2008.
  • Siena is third from bottom in Serie A but would be 15th had it not been deducted six points for its role in the 2011 Italian match-fixing scandal.
  • Coach Beppe Iachini lost his first three matches after replacing Serse Cosmi last December but has since dropped just one of his last five while beating Sampdoria, Inter and Lazio.
  • Striker Innocent Emeghara has scored three goals in four matches since joining Siena on loan from Lorient in January.

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Head to Head
Serie A ‎(SR-A)‎ Feb 24, 2013 Juventus 3 - Siena 0
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Serie A ‎(SR-A)‎ Oct 7, 2012 Siena 1 - Juventus 2
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Serie A ‎(SR-A)‎ Feb 5, 2012 Juventus 0 - Siena 0
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Serie A ‎(SR-A)‎ Sep 18, 2011 Siena 0 - Juventus 1
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Serie A ‎(SR-A)‎ Mar 14, 2010 Juventus 3 - Siena 3
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Last Five Matches
Apr 17, 2014Spezia 1 - Siena 0ITA2
Apr 12, 2014Siena 1 - Virtus Lanciano 0ITA2
Apr 5, 2014Cittadella 1 - Siena 0ITA2
Mar 29, 2014Siena 2 - Brescia 1ITA2
Mar 25, 2014Palermo 1 - Siena 1ITA2
Team News
Available Squads
1Gianluigi BuffonGoalkeeper
13Federico PelusoDefender
15Andrea BarzagliDefender
19Leonardo BonucciDefender
26Stephan LichtsteinerDefender
6Paul PogbaMidfielder
8Claudio MarchisioMidfielder
21Andrea PirloMidfielder
22Kwadwo AsamoahMidfielder
9Mirko VučinićStriker
12Sebastian GiovincoStriker
30Marco StorariGoalkeeper
3Giorgio ChielliniDefender
20Simone PadoinMidfielder
23Arturo VidalMidfielder
23Emanuele GiaccheriniMidfielder
33Mauricio IslaDefender
8Luca MarroneMidfielder
39Nicolas AnelkaStriker
27Fabio QuagliarellaStriker
32Alessandro MatriStriker
79Gianluca PegoloGoalkeeper
-Matteo RubinDefender
2Jorge TeixeiraDefender
-Christian TerlizziDefender
17Nicola BelmonteDefender
8Simone VergassolaMidfielder
7Francesco ValianiMidfielder
7Francesco Della RoccaMidfielder
15Francesco BolzoniMidfielder
20Innocent EmegharaStriker
27Alessandro RosinaMidfielder
12Simone FarelliGoalkeeper
3Bruno UviniDefender
-Massimo PaciDefender
87Fabrizio GrilloDefender
-Carlos Javier MatheuDefender
23Valerio VerreMidfielder
-Daniele ManniniMidfielder
14Adrián CalelloMidfielder
17Salvador AgraStriker
-Erjon BogdaniStriker
-Nicola PozziStriker
Players to Watch
Claudio Marchisio
Claudio Marchisio
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 8
Games Goals YC RC
25 2 5 0
Innocent Emeghara
Innocent Emeghara
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 20
Games Goals YC RC
30 4 5 1
Editor's Prediction
Siena 0
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Ciro Immobile Ciro Immobile
20 0
Luca Toni Luca Toni
Hellas Verona
18 2
Carlos Tévez Carlos Tévez
18 1
Gonzalo Higuaín Gonzalo Higuaín
17 5
Rodrigo Palacio Rodrigo Palacio
15 0