Despite the hosts' unbeaten form in Serie A, recent draws have put their title credentials into doubt, and now prepare to face the Elefanti, fresh from putting Genoa to the sword
Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini
Caceres, G'erini, Pirlo, Marchisio, De Ceglie
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 four 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, while Martin Caceres, Paolo De Ceglie and Fabio Quagliarella are to replace fellow trio Stephan Lichtsteiner, Marcelo Estigarribia and Mirko Vucinic.
Meanwhile for visitors Catania, coach Vincenzo Montella is set to name an unchanged XI from last weekend's 4-0 mauling of Genoa. However, 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 have lost only two of their nine clashes against Juventus since their return to Serie A in 2006.
- However, the Sicilians have managed to beat Juve only once during this time.
- Nevertheless, Catania are unbeaten in their last three away trips to Turin.
- Juventus have recorded goalless draws in their 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.