With a Champions League trip to Atletico Madrid on the near horizon, Juventus face something of a small dilemma when they host Frosinone in Serie A on Friday.
The Scudetto holders are way out in front at the top of the table once more, 11 points clear of nearest rivals Napoli after 23 games.
Their retention of the Italian top-flight title looks set to be a foregone conclusion – but their hunt for further European success remains somewhat elusive.
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As such, the Bianconeri may opt to field an understrength side in Turin with an eye on the trip to Spain – but would the relegation-threatened Frosinone outfit be able to snatch a surprise win as a result?
|Game||Juventus vs Frosinone|
|Date||Friday, February 15|
|Time||7:30pm GMT / 2:30am ET|
|Stream (US only)||fubo TV (7-day free trial)|
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|UK TV channel||Online stream|
Squads & Team News
|Goalkeepers||Szczesny, Perin, Pinsoglio|
|Defenders||Chiellini, Cancelo, Rugani, Caceres, Spinazzola, Barzagli, De Sciglio, Bonucci|
|Midfielders||Bernadeschi, Khedira, Pjanic, Matuidi, Can, Bentancur|
|Forwards||Mandzukic, Ronaldo, Costa, Dybala, Kean|
With Alex Sandro suspended following his yellow card last time out, Leonardo Spinazzola looks set to be the man to step in at left-back for the hosts.
Juan Cuadrado remains injured for Massimiliano Allegri's side, with Douglas Costa also a doubt.
Potential Juventus starting XI: Szczesny; De Sciglio, Bonucci, Caceres, Spinazzola; Bernadeschi, Khedira, Pjanic, Costa; Dybala, Ronaldo.
|Defenders||Goldaniga, Salamon, Capuano, Krajnc, Molinaro|
|Midfielders||Zampano, Chibsah, Maiello, Cassata, Beghetto, Viviani, Sammarco, Gori, Valzania|
|Forwards||Ciano, Ciofani, Paganini, Pinamonti, Trotta|
With relegation to Serie B growing an increasingly likely prospect, Frosinone will be hopeful that Daniel Ciofani can fire them to consecutive wins after they beat Sampdoria on Sunday.
Federico Dionisi, Stefan Simic and Paolo Ghiglione all remain sidelined for the visitors.
Potential Frosinone starting XI: Sportiello; Goldaniga, Salamon, Capuano; Zampano, Chibsah, Maiello, Cassata, Beghetto; Ciano, Ciofani.
Betting & Match Odds
Juventus are overwhelming favourites to take the three points in Turin and are odds-on at 1/8 with bet365. Frosinone are priced at a distant 18/1 while a draw is available at a slightly shorter 17/2.
Having banished the ignominy of their Coppa Italia quarter-final exit to Atalanta with six goals in their last two games, Juventus appear to be firing on all cylinders once more.
The Serie A league leaders are ahead of nearest rivals Napoli by a margin of almost four victories, with their retention of the Scudetto almost seeming a foregone conclusion as the season approaches its late stages.
However, away from domestic concerns, Massimiliano Allegri is looking to deliver Champions League success for the first time in charge of the Bianconeri, having been defeated in the final twice before.
With the arrival of the talismanic creative presence of Cristiano Ronaldo up front, the former Milan boss likely feels that this season could represent his best chance of European glory yet.
They resume their charge for the title with a last-16 first-leg trip to Atletico Madrid at Wanda Metropolitano, the home of this season’s final.
As such, they arguably have bigger fish to fry than their visitors on Friday, as relegation-threatened Frosinone make the journey to Turin.
19th in the league, the Lazio-based side are looking down the barrel of the relegation gun, though a vital three points against Sampdoria last time out may have given them a spring in their step.
Up front, captain Daniel Ciofani remains their arguably most devastating presence in attack – and with the likely chance of a changed back four for Juve as they look to preserve their strength for the journey to Spain next week, they could find themselves with a better chance than many expect to deliver an upset.