Probable Lineups

3-5-2
3-5-2
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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(71) 39 Goals 28 (41)
(46) 30 Assists 17 (29)
(6.9) 7.1 Average Ratings 6.9 (6.7)
28.9 Average Age 26.2
181.5 Average Height (cm) 182.1
(1.2) 1.4 Shots pg 1 (0.8)
(52%) 49% Aerial Duel Success 45% (47%)
(0.8) 0.9 Dribbles pg 0.7 (0.8)
(1.9) 1.8 Tackles pg 1.7 (1.9)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Serie A.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Nicklas Bendtner Out 6.46
Simone Pepe Out 6.04
Giorgio Chiellini Out 7.69
Stephan Lichtsteiner Out 6.87
Kwadwo Asamoah Out 7.4
Player Reason Status Rating
Maxi López Out 6.62
Simon Poulsen Out 6.13
Enzo Maresca Out 6.95
Roberto Soriano Out 6.33

Team News

  • Juventus completed the transfer of Peluso from Atalanta and the left back could be useful in a number of roles, including centre-back in a three-man defence.
  • Nevertheless, Caceres should cover for Chiellini's absence, while De Ceglie may start on the left flank given Asamoah's absence.
  • The midfielder from Ghana will take part in the African Cup of Nations in the coming weeks.
  • Delio Rossi is sculpting a 3-5-2 formation with Palombo starting in defence as a deep lying playmaker.
  • Palombo may join the midfield when the team is in possession, and free one of the midfielders to perform attacking runs.
  • Icardi and Eder will play up front, while Pozzi will sit on the bench.

Prediction

  • The Bianconeri ended their outstanding 2012 by winning four consecutive games in the league, qualifying both in the Coppa Italia and in the Champions league and increasing their advantage over second place in the table. The break has brought new faces to the club and some renewed energy, so right now Juve are the most solid side in Italy.
  • In a completely different form and mood, Sampdoria are trying to build again after some real ups and downs upon their return to Serie A. Delio Rossi's job will be to keep his team at a safe distance from the relegation zone and get his team playing in a consistent style after Ferrara's experiments early in the season.
  • No doubt Juventus will control the match from the very beginning. Conte should press his opponents to make them fear the home crowd and allow them no time to organize. Sampdoria must prepare for this match very carefully to survive the first half and then start thinking of counter-attacks but the Bianconeri are likely to take an early lead and then build on that
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Comments (4)

 
  • juve loses at home to a 10-man Serie B team!

  • Official Juventus line-up: Buffon Barzagli, Bonucci, Peluso Padoin, Pogba, Pirlo, Marchisio, De Ceglie Matri, Giovinco

  • Buffon - Barzagli, Bonucci, Peluso - Padoin, Vidal, Pirlo, Marchisio, De Ceglie - Matri, Giovinco It seems that this will be the start team for Juve !!! :)

  • Juventus wins

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