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  • October 25, 2011
  • • 19:45
  • • Juventus Stadium, Torino
  • Referee: D. Orsato
  • • Attendance: 18000
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Serie A Preview: Juventus v Fiorentina

The Bianconeri will be looking to end a two-game winless run as they get set to renew hostilities with their fierce rivals on Tuesday


PROBABLE LINE-UPS

JUVENTUS

Storari
Lichtsteiner, Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini
 Pirlo, Marchisio
Pepe, Vucinic, Matri
, Estigarribia

FIORENTINA


Boruc
De Silvestri, Gamberini, Natali, Pasqual
Munari, Behrami, Vargas
Cerci, Gilardino, Jovetic


Gianluigi Buffon will miss his second game in a row due to a shoulder injury he picked up in training last week. Summer signing Arturo Vidal is nursing a thigh injury but should make the bench on Tuesday, while Emanuele Giaccherini is out.

Alberto Gilardino will likely make his first start since for the Viola since injuring his knee on September 18 against Udinese. Mattia Cassani and Per Kroldrup are both injured and will miss the contest while Riccardo Montolivo is suspended.


DID YOU KNOW?
  • Juventus have more draws (4) than wins (3) in the 2011-12 campaign.
  • The Bianconeri are undefeated in their new stadium this season (W2 D2).
  • Antonio Conte's men have scored nine goals in their first four home matches this term.
  • Fiorentina are winless in their last four matches.
  • La Viola have kept four clean sheets in seven games so far this season.
  • Sinisa Mihajlovic's men have failed to hit the back of the net in their first three games away from home this term.

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Available Squads
30Marco StorariGoalkeeper
19Leonardo BonucciDefender
15Andrea BarzagliDefender
3Giorgio ChielliniDefender
26Stephan LichtsteinerDefender
21Andrea PirloMidfielder
8Claudio MarchisioMidfielder
23Arturo VidalMidfielder
7Simone PepeMidfielder
9Mirko VučinićStriker
32Alessandro MatriStriker
1Alexander ManningerGoalkeeper
11Paolo De CeglieDefender
21Marcelo EstigarribiaMidfielder
11Eljero EliaMidfielder
24Michele PazienzaMidfielder
27Fabio QuagliarellaStriker
-Alessandro Del PieroStriker
31Artur BorucGoalkeeper
5Alessandro GamberiniDefender
-Cesare NataliDefender
23Manuel PasqualDefender
29Lorenzo De SilvestriDefender
11Valon BehramiMidfielder
-Gianni MunariMidfielder
66Juan VargasMidfielder
22Alessio CerciMidfielder
-Houssine KharjaMidfielder
35Stevan JoveticStriker
1Neto Goalkeeper
33Matija NastasicDefender
-Rômulo Midfielder
21Andrea LazzariMidfielder
9Santiago SilvaStriker
82Alberto GilardinoStriker
8Adem LjajicStriker
Players to Watch
Alessandro Matri
Alessandro Matri
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 32
Games Goals YC RC
1 0 0 0
The 27-year-old netted a brace in the 2-2 draw with Genoa on Saturday and will look to duplicate that same feat against fierce rivals Fiorentina as Juve look to go top with three points on Tuesday.
Stevan Jovetic
Stevan Jovetic
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 35
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
The Montenegro international leads the Viola in scoring with four goals so far this season and hit a brace against Catania at the weekend. He will need to be his usual sensational self if the visitors are to pull off an upset in Turin.
Prediction
Juve will snap their two-game winless skid with a hard-fought win over Sinisa Mihajlovic's men thanks to goals from Matri and Vucinic.
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