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  • May 9, 2011
  • • 19:45
  • • Stadio Olimpico di Torino, Torino
  • Referee: A. Gervasoni
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Serie A Preview: Juventus - Chievo

Serie A Preview: Juventus - Chievo


PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Juventus (4-4-2)

Buffon; Motta, Barzagli, Chiellini, Grosso; Krasic, Felipe Melo, Aquilani, Marchisio; Del Piero, Matri

Juventus


Alessandro Del Piero has just signed a new deal with Juve that will see him stay in Turin until June 2012. The club legend will likely start upfront alongside Alessandro Matri on Monday evening.

Chievo Verona (4-3-1-2)

Sorrentino; Sardo, Andreolli, Cesar, Mantovani; Fernandes, Rigoni, Constant; Bogliacino; Pellissier, Moscardelli

Chievo


Chievo coach Stefano Pioli has practically a full squad to pick from for Monday night's clash.


DID YOU KNOW?

  • Juventus are currently riding a seven-game unbeaten streak.
  • The Old Lady has never lost at home to Chievo in Serie A.
  • Juve have only kept two clean sheets in Turin this season.
  • Luigi Del Neri's men have scored seven goals in their last three home matches.
  • Chievo have picked up only one win in their last five road games.
  • The Flying Donkeys have scored just three goals in their last five matches away from home.
  • Sergio Pellissier leads the team in scoring with 10 goals.
  • Chievo have conceded 12 goals in the second half this season.

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Available Squads
1Gianluigi BuffonGoalkeeper
11Fabio GrossoDefender
3Giorgio ChielliniDefender
15Andrea BarzagliDefender
16Marco MottaDefender
7Simone PepeMidfielder
8Claudio MarchisioMidfielder
10Alberto AquilaniMidfielder
-Milos KrasicMidfielder
-Alessandro Del PieroStriker
32Alessandro MatriStriker
30Marco StorariGoalkeeper
3Armand TraoréDefender
-Frederik SorensenDefender
19Leonardo BonucciDefender
-Hasan SalihamidzicMidfielder
-Manuel GiandonatoMidfielder
9Luca ToniStriker
1Stefano SorrentinoGoalkeeper
2Andrea MantovaniDefender
12Bostjan CesarDefender
6Marco AndreolliDefender
17Gennaro SardoDefender
17Bojan JokicDefender
-Luca RigoniMidfielder
6Gelson FernandesMidfielder
-Kevin Constant Midfielder
-Cyril ThereauStriker
31Sergio PellissierStriker
18Lorenzo SquizziGoalkeeper
-Davide MandelliDefender
21Nicolas Sebastien FreyDefender
5Roberto GuanaMidfielder
-Michele MarcoliniMidfielder
20F. UribeStriker
-Mariano BogliacinoMidfielder
Players to Watch
Alessandro Matri
Alessandro Matri
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 32
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
The Italy international has been solid for Juve since joining the club in the winter transfer window but hasn't found the back of the net in the last three games. The Bianconeri need him to be a prominent figure down the stretch in the race for fourth spot in Serie A.
Sergio Pellissier
Sergio Pellissier
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 31
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
The veteran striker will look to play the role of spoiler as Chievo look to derail Juve's late charge for a Champions League spot. The 31-year-old will be the dangerman on Monday and will keep the home side's back line on their toes.
Prediction
Juve desperately need all three points on Monday to stay in the race for the last Champions League spot. The Bianconeri have a sparkling home record against Chievo in Turin and should do enough to pick up a vital victory.

Editor's Prediction
Chievo 1

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