Juventus will welcome Genoa on Wednesday evening seeking to return to winning days after having dropped points on an away match to the mediocre Lecce. Juventus are set to keep their unbeaten run and their league leadership at home against Genoa, in a match that seems to have come just in the proper time. Considering that the hosts have scored at least two goals in each of their previous home matches Genoa might not resist to find the back of the net for nothing short, in front of Cristiano Ronaldo and co, who are set to bounce back with a victory.
The Biancconeri sit on top of the table with 23 points, only one above Inter Milan. Their season has been great so far, but Maurizio Sarri’s decision to rest Ronaldo on Saturday had its consequences, after Lecce did defensively enough to hold on Juve by sharing the spoils. This was the first out of the eight last matches in all competitions for Juventus to drop points. But Inter’s poor performance against Parma proved that a bad afternoon does not seem crucial enough to prevent this team from defending the title they won last season for their eighth time in a row.
Genoa won against Brescia on Saturday to register their second victory of the season and make a step ahead on staying far from the relegation zone. The appointment of Thiago Motta as the new manager gives the impression of something promising coming to their season. His typical Italian mindset has immediately made an impact on the game after seeing his substitutes Agudelo, Kouame and Pandev all coming from the bench and claiming goals.
Juventus Team News:
Cristian Ronaldo is set to start this match after being rested in the game against Lecce. Douglas Costa was seen training with the team and might be fit to only appear on bench. Aaron Ramsey has taken part in a partial group training and might not be fully fit for this encounter as he is suffering from a groin injury. Paolo Dybala after having scored in the last two games will definitely be the player to watch.
Genoa Team News:
Domenico Criscito is the only player not to be on Thiago Motta’s disposal, as he is suffering from a hamstring injury. He is expected to return on the weekend clash against Udinese.
Juventus Lineups: Wojciech Szczesny, Juan Cuadrado, Leonardo Bonucci, Matthijs De Ligt, Alex Sandro, Sami Khedira, Miralem Pjanic, Blaise Matuidi, Federico Bernardeschi, Gonzalo Higuain, Cristiano Ronaldo;Coach: Maurizio Sarri
Genoa Lineups: Andrei Radu, Cristian Romero, Ivan Radovanovic, Cristian Zapata, Paolo Ghilone, Lasse Schone, Francesco Cassata, Peter Ankersen, Lukas Lerager, Andrea Pinamonti, Sinan Gumus; Coach: Thiago Motta
-Juventus is in a no loss streak for thirteen matches. They have not scored a goal in a single match only once this season, and that was on the away match to Fiorentina.
-Genoa has lost all the away matches this campaign. They have not managed to keep the clean sheet for the last four matches.
-Last season, Genoa managed to draw against Juventus in Allianz Stadium.
Following the last round flop on road for Juve, this one is a must win clash and they go odds-on favorites. Genoa’s tactical changes under Thiago Motta may have increased the confidence in the camp, but we see Juve win this with ease and we see no reason to bet on this one for a draw.
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