Juventus vs Sassuolo: TV channel, live stream, team news & preview

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Sassuolo will be looking to pull off an upset when they travel to the Serie A champions, with Cristiano Ronaldo still looking to score his first goal

Serie A table-toppers Juventus and Sassuolo will face each other on Sunday at the Allianz Stadium, with striker Cristiano Ronaldo still in search of his first goal for the Old Lady.

Juventus are sporting a three-game winning streak despite their Portugal international being unable to find the target, though Sassuolo sit in second place and are unbeaten heading into the fixture – winning twice and drawing once.

Ronado is expected to be fully fit and well-rested after being allowed to sit out the international break, though Sassuolo pose a threat as they sport newcomer Kevin-Prince Boateng up front.

Game Juventus v Sassuolo
Date Sunday, September 16
Time 2pm BST / 9am EST

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch

In the United States (US), the game will only be livestreamed through the ESPN+ app.

US TV channel Online stream

In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on Eleven Sports.

UK TV channel Online stream
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Squads & Team News

Position Juventus players
Goalkeepers Szczesny, Pinsoglio, Perin
Defenders De Sciglio, Chiellini, Benatia, A. Sandro, Bonucci, Cancelo, Rugani, Spinazzola
Midfielders Pjanic, Khedira, D. Costa, Matuidi, Cuadrado, Can, Bentancur
Forwards Dybala, Ronaldo, Mandzukic, Kean, Bernardeschi

Defender Andrea Barzagli has picked up a calf strain and finds himself sidelined as a result.

Juventus XI: Szczesny; Cancelo, Benatia, Bonucci, Alex Sandro; Khedira, Emre Can, Matuidi; Dybala, Mandzukic, Ronaldo.

Subs: Pinsoglio, Perin, Chiellini, Pjanic, Douglas Costa, Cuadrado, Kean, Rugani, Bentancur, Bernardeschi.

Position Sassuolo players
Goalkeepers Satalino, Consigli, Pegolo, 
Defenders Santos, Lemos, Rogerio, Peluso, Sernicola, Lirola, Magnani, Ferrari, Dell'Orco, Adjapong
Midfielders Magnanelli, Duricic, Sensi, Boga, Boateng, Duncan, Bourabia, Locatelli
Forwards Matri, Raspadori, Odgaard, Berardi, Trotta, Babacar, Di Francesco, Brignola

Sassuolo boss Roberto De Zerbi has no fresh injury concerns to contend with.

Sassuolo XI: Consigli; Lirola, Marlon, Ferrari, Rogerio; Duncan, Locatelli, Bourabia; Berardi, Boateng, Djuricic.

Subs: Pegolo, Magnanelli, Lemos, Matri, Sensi, Boga, Magnani, Babacar, Di Francesco, Dell'Orco, Adjapong, Brignola.

Betting & Match Odds

Juventus are priced at 1/5 to emerge victorious, according to bet 365, while a draw is available at 6/1. A win for Sassuolo can be taken at 12/1.

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Match Preview

Leonardo Bonucci Juventus 2018-19

Ronaldo will have already been feeling the pressure to hit the mark against Sassuolo following the £88 million deal that moved him from Real Madrid to Juventus, especially as he would be keen to build confidence ahead of a crucial Champions League group stage that involves a reunion with Manchester United.

Paulo Dybala will be able to be called upon as a forward, though the Argentine will not be as fully fit as Ronaldo following his involvement with his national side.

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Gonzalo Higuain was transferred to AC Milan in the summer following the arrival of the Portugal striker, which means an on-target Ronaldo will be crucial for Juve.

Visiting side Sassuolo will be buoyed by the acquisition of Boateng this summer and keen to pull an upset over the defending Serie A champions – though they do sport an abysmal record against the Italian giants.

Juventus struck seven goals against Sassuolo in their most recent fixture in January 2018, with Higuain notching a hat-trick, Sami Khedira scoring twice and Miralem Pjanic and Alex Sandro each bagging one apiece.