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  • February 18, 2012
  • • 2:45 PM
  • • Juventus Stadium, Torino
  • Referee: C. Brighi
  • • Attendance: 31000
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Serie A Preview: Juventus - Catania

Despite the hosts' unbeaten form in Serie A, recent draws have put their title credentials into doubt. The Elefanti are fresh from putting Genoa to the sword.


PROBABLE LINEUPS

JUVENTUS


Buffon
Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini
Caceres, G'erini, Pirlo, Marchisio, De Ceglie
Matri, Quagliarella
CATANIA


Kosicky
Motta, Spolli, Legrottaglie, Marchese
Izco, Lodi, Almiron
Gomez, Bergessio, Barrientos

Juventus look likely to stick with the 3-5-2 system deployed against Parma midweek, but not without changes in personnel. Arturo Vidal's absence is enforced due to suspension, so Emanuele Giaccherini is expected to take up a central midfield role in his absence. Martin Caceres, Paolo De Ceglie and Fabio Quagliarella are to replace fellow trio Stephan Lichtsteiner, Marcelo Estigarribia and Mirko Vucinic.

Meanwhile, for visiting Catania, coach Vincenzo Montella is set to name an unchanged XI from last weekend's 4-0 mauling of Genoa. Andrea Campagnolo and David Suazo remain out of contention for a little longer yet, while Ciro Capuano requites a late fitness test, and Alessandro Potenza has been ruled out for the season.


DID YOU KNOW?
  • Catania has lost only two of its nine clashes against Juventus since its return to Serie A in 2006.
  • However, the Sicilians have managed to beat Juve only once during this time.
  • Nevertheless, Catania is unbeaten in its last three away trips to Turin.
  • Juventus has recorded goalless draws in its last two games against Siena and Parma, despite amassing a total of 24 shots on goal.
  • However, the Bianconeri remain the only side still unbeaten amongst the 'top five' European leagues.
  • No other Italian team has drawn more games than Juve so far this season.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Juventus

Catania

Wins
5
0
0
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Juventus FC JUV
Juventus FC Juventus
Draw
Calcio Catania CAT
Calcio Catania Catania
84%

Top 3 Predictions

Juventus FC JUV
2 - 0
Calcio Catania CAT
Juventus FC JUV
3 - 0
Calcio Catania CAT
Juventus FC JUV
3 - 1
Calcio Catania CAT

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