thumbnail Hello,

Serie A

  • October 30, 2013
  • • 3:45 PM
  • • Juventus Stadium, Torino
  • Referee: M. Guida
  • • Attendance: 37469

Serie A Preview: Juventus - Catania

Serie A Preview: Juventus - Catania

The Bianconeri were buoyed by a convincing 2-0 win over Genoa at the weekend and will be fully confident of three points against a side which haven't beaten them since 2009.

Juventus will attempt to extend its seven-match unbeaten run against Catania in Serie A when the two sides meet on Wednesday.

The reigning champion has not tasted defeat against the Sicilians since a 2-1 setback in December 2009, and won both of last season's league fixtures 1-0.

Juve has also lost just once in Serie A this term, and bounced back from a 4-2 defeat at Fiorentina - which the club followed up with a 2-1 Champions League reverse at Real Madrid - with a comfortable 2-0 home success against Genoa on Sunday.

Arturo Vidal and Carlos Tevez got the goals at Juventus Stadium, and defender Giorgio Chiellini is confident the team can build on its performance after the disappointments of Florence and Madrid.

"We analyzed everything over the past few days and saw that certain things could have gone differently," the Italy international said. "But I can say that I saw the right spark in Madrid and today we once again saw another Juventus - ruthless and aggressive, just as the coach wants.

"We started with the right anger and aggression and swarmed Genoa in the first half. Now we'll be confident in approaching Wednesday's game against Catania."

Forwards Fabio Quagliarella and Mirko Vucinic and defender Stephan Lichtsteiner all remain sidelined with thigh injuries, and are unlikely to return in time to face Luigi De Canio's side.

Catania sits just outside the Serie A relegation zone in 17th position after taking just six points from nine matches so far this campaign.

The team has failed to win in its last three league fixtures, including a 0-0 stalemate with fellow struggler Sassuolo on Sunday.

The Stadio Angelo Massimino outfit is also winless in its last 10 top-flight away games, and is the division's lowest scorer this season, having found the net just six times.

Follow GOAL.COM on

Last Five Matches

Head To Head




Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Juventus FC JUV
Juventus FC Juventus
Calcio Catania CAT
Calcio Catania Catania

Top 3 Predictions

Juventus FC JUV
3 - 0
Calcio Catania CAT
Juventus FC JUV
2 - 0
Calcio Catania CAT
Juventus FC JUV
4 - 0
Calcio Catania CAT