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  • April 23, 2011
  • • 20:00
  • • Stadio Olimpico di Torino, Torino
  • Referee: M. Bergonzi
  • • Attendance: 22000
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Serie A Preview: Juventus - Catania

Serie A Preview: Juventus - Catania

The Old Lady need another win to keep up their late charge on the Champions League play-off spot, while the Sicilians still need points to ensure survival

PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Juventus: Buffon; Motta, Bonucci, Chiellini, Grosso; Krasic, Felipe Melo, Aquilani, Marchisio; Del Piero, Matri

Juventus


Catania: Andujar; Alvarez, Silvestre, Spolli, Capuano; Carboni, Ledesma; Izco, Ricchiuti, Gomez; Maxi Lopez

Catania


DID YOU KNOW?
 
  • Juventus have lost only one of their previous 14 league encounters against Catania.
  • The Turin outfit have conceded 25 goals at home this season.
  • Alessandro Matri has four goals in his last five games.
  • Juve are riding a five-game unbeaten streak.
  • Catania's last road win was in February 2010.
  • Catania have conceded eight goals in their last five games away from home.
  • Maxi Lopez leads the team in scoring with seven goals.
  • The Sicilians are coming off a 4-1 thrashing at home to Lazio.

LAST MEETING



December 5, 2010: Catania 1-3 Juventus


Simone Pepe and Fabio Quagliarella led Juventus past Catania in an intense affair at the Angelo Massimino. Pepe opening the scoring before the hosts hit back through Takayuki Morimoto but Quagliarella's brace condemned Catania to defeat.

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Last Five Matches
Juventus
May 18, 2014Juventus 3 - Cagliari 0ITA1
May 11, 2014Roma 0 - Juventus 1ITA1
May 5, 2014Juventus 1 - Atalanta 0ITA1
May 1, 2014Juventus 0 - Benfica 0EL
Apr 28, 2014Sassuolo 1 - Juventus 3ITA1
Catania
May 18, 2014Catania 2 - Atalanta 1ITA1
May 11, 2014Bologna 1 - Catania 2ITA1
May 4, 2014Catania 4 - Roma 1ITA1
Apr 27, 2014Hellas Verona 4 - Catania 0ITA1
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Odds
Team News
Available Squads
1Gianluigi BuffonGoalkeeper
11Fabio GrossoDefender
15Andrea BarzagliDefender
19Leonardo BonucciDefender
-Marco MottaDefender
8Claudio MarchisioMidfielder
10Alberto AquilaniMidfielder
3Felipe MeloMidfielder
-Milos KrasicMidfielder
32Alessandro MatriStriker
-Alessandro Del PieroStriker
30Marco StorariGoalkeeper
3Armand TraoréDefender
33Frederik SorensenDefender
7Simone PepeMidfielder
9Luca ToniStriker
-Hasan SalihamidzicMidfielder
-Manuel GiandonatoMidfielder
21Mariano AndújarGoalkeeper
33Ciro CapuanoDefender
3Nicolás SpolliDefender
26Matías SilvestreDefender
22Pablo ÁlvarezDefender
8Pablo LedesmaMidfielder
10Adrian RicchiutiMidfielder
-Ezequiel CarboniMidfielder
-Alejandro GómezMidfielder
-Maxi LópezStriker
13Mariano Julio IzcoMidfielder
15Giovanni MarcheseDefender
-Christian TerlizziDefender
10Francesco LodiMidfielder
-Ezequiel SchelottoMidfielder
9Gonzalo BergessioStriker
-Andrea CampagnoloGoalkeeper
22Simone PesceMidfielder
Players to Watch
Alessandro Matri
Alessandro Matri
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 32
Games Goals YC RC
15 4 2 0
The 26-year-old has scored seven goals in 11 games for Juve since joining the club on the last day of the winter transfer window and should add to his tally against a poor Catania defence that likes to leak goals on the road.
Maxi López
Maxi López
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 0
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
It's been a pretty disappointing season for the Argentine as he has only mustered seven goals in 30 appearances. He will look to harass the Juve back line and snap Catania's winless streak on the road in the process.
Prediction
Catania have yet to pick up a victory on the road in Serie A and their streak will continue this weekend in Turin as Juve will cruise to a comfortable win in Turin.

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