Having capitulated at the hands of one of their fiercest rivals at the weekend, the Old Lady will be hoping to win in style against the Superliga champion.
Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini
L'steiner, Vidal, Pirlo, Marchisio, Asamoah Bendtner, Giovinco
Parkhurst, Okore, Runje, Mtiliga
Lorentzen, Beckmann, John
Juventus will be hoping to bounce back from its 3-1 defeat to Inter on Saturday with a victory over Danish side Nordsjaelland on Wednesday.
Antonio Conte's men went 49 league games undefeated before the weekend's blip; however, their form in Europe has left much to be desired. Juve has not taken three points from any of its Champions League clashes this season, drawing its last nine games in the competition.
Perhaps a reason behind the lack of victories for the Bianconeri has been the lack of an out-and-out goalscorer upfront with Conte yet to get the most out of his strikers at his disposal. Mirko Vucinic, who scored when the two sides met on matchday three, is a doubt for the host after coming off against Inter at the weekend, which could give Nicklas Bendtner the opportunity to stake his claim.
Giorgio Chiellini is a booking away from suspension which could mean he would miss Juve's next match in Europe against Chelsea.
Meanwhile, Nordsjaelland comes into this encounter off a 2-1 victory in the Superliga against SonderjyskE. The visitors lie second in its domestic league but results in Europe so far have suggested Kasper Hjulmand's side have struggled with the step up in class.
However, the performance last time out against Wednesday's opponents would certainly give cause for optimism. The Danish side more than matched its illustrious counterparts with Mikkel Beckmann giving his team the lead with a wonderful free kick, only to be pegged back by Vucinic's equalizer.
The Danes could be without skipper Nicolai Stokholm, who traveled to Turin with the squad, but missed the weekend's match with a calf injury. Lasse Petry is also unavailable.
Defenders Patrick Mtiliga and Ivan Runje are one booking away from a suspension.
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- In the last 11 games at home in Europe, Juventus' record reads W2 D8 L1, though, it has only been defeated once in its last 23 games in Turin.
- The Bianconeri have conceded three of their four goals in the Champions League this season from outside the penalty area.
- The Serie A champion has played Danish opponents once back in 1982, when it played Hvidovre. Juventus won 4-1 away from home. In the second leg, the Danes came back from 3-0 in the last 15 minutes to draw 3-3.
- Nordsjaelland, along with Dinamo Kiev, Spartak Moscow and Manchester City, has conceded the most goals (7) this campaign. Mikkel Beckmann (pictured, right) has netted the club's only strike in the Champions League.
- The Danes have struggled away from home having lost three of their last five matches on the road.
- The Farum-based side was only formed 21 years ago and is making its first appearance in the Champions League, along with Malaga and Montpellier.