Juventus will head into Tuesday's Champions League meeting against Young Boys in search of a ninth successive win in all competitions, fresh from completing a victory after finding themselves 1-0 down to Napoli in Serie A.
The Swiss side have the odds of progressing to the next stage stacked against them as they face an early exit should they fail to take points off of Juventus at the Allianz, but a point away in Italy will be crucial if they want to keep their hopes of competing in the Europa League alive.
|Game||Juventus vs Young Boys|
|Date||Tuesday, October 2|
|Time||5:55pm BST / 12:55pm EST|
TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch
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|US TV channel||Online stream|
|Univision Deportes||fubo TV (7-day free trial)|
In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on BT Sport 1 and livestreamed on BT Sport Live.
|UK TV channel||Online stream|
|BT Sport 1||BT Sport Live|
Squads & Team News
|Goalkeepers||Szczesny, Pinsoglio, Perin|
|Defenders||De Sciglio, Chiellini, Benatia, Sandro, Brazagli, Bonucci, Cancelo, Rugani, Spinazzola|
|Midfielders||Pjanic, Matuidi, Cuadrado, Can, Benatancur|
|Forwards||Dybala, Mandzukic, Kean, Bernardeschi|
Ronaldo is suspended following a hair-ruffling incident with a Valencia player from the first round of Champions League matches, while Douglas Costa is sidelined with a left ankle and thigh injury. Dybala has been tasked with pairing with Mario Mandzukic to lead the line in his stead.
Sami Khedira is fit enough to make the bench.
Juventus XI: Szczesny; Barzagli, Bonucci, Benatia; Cuadrado, Bernardeschi, Pjanic, Matuidi, Alex Sandro; Dybala, Mandzukic..
|Position||Young Boys players|
|Goalkeepers||Woelfli, Von Ballmoos, Marzino|
|Defenders||Camara, Von Bergen, Garcia, Wuethrich, Benito, Lotomba, Seydoux, Mbabu, Kronig|
|Midfielders||Bertone, Sulejmani, Sow, Shick, Aebischer, Teixeira, Lauper, Sanogo|
|Forwards||Ngamaleu, Fassnacht, Assale, Nsame, Hoarau|
The likes of Pedro Teixeira, Jordan Lotomba, Gregory Wuthrich and Djibril Sow were all injury doubts for Young Boys, though Sow has made the XI.
Young Boys XI: Von Ballmoos; Shick, Von Bergen, Camara, Benito; Bertone, Sanogo, Sow, Sulejmani; Hourau, Fassnacht.
Betting & Match Odds
Juventus are favourites to win the fixture with odds of 1/6 according to bet 365, while a draw is available at 15/2. A win for Young Boys is priced at 20/1.
Even without the suspended Ronaldo, Juventus should be able to register a comfortable victory over the Swiss side having won all of their opening games this season.
There were fears that Ronaldo would be missing out on a reunion to former home Old Trafford after being dismissed in controversial fashion against Valencia, where he was given a red card for – albeit innocently – ruffling the hair of a Valencia player, but the fixture against Young Boys is the sole Champions League game that he will be absent from.
Both Manchester United and Juventus top a difficult Group H table that also consists of the likes of Valencia, who lost 2-0 to the Italian side in matchday one, in one of several Groups of Death in the Champions League this season.
Young Boys and Juventus have never before met in a European competition and Juventus will want to take advantage of being on home turf to record an emphatic win that could see them leapfrog Manchester United at the top of the table.
Argentina international Dybala will slot in as the side's main striker in the absence of Ronaldo, supported by Mario Mandzukic in the attack.