Probable Lineups

4-2-3-1
4-2-3-1
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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparison

(7) 5 Goals 4 (7)
(4) 3 Assists 4 (5)
(6.8) 6.9 Average Ratings 6.7 (6.5)
36.9 Average Age 32.5
184.4 Average Height (cm) 185.1
(1.2) 1.5 Shots pg 0.9 (0.9)
(52%) 50% Aerial Duel Success 55% (53%)
(0.9) 1.1 Dribbles pg 0.9 (1.1)
(1.6) 1.2 Tackles pg 1.6 (1.8)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Champions League Grp. D.

Missing Players

Juventus
Sporting
Player Reason Status Rating
Benedikt Höwedes Out N/A
Mattia De Sciglio Out 6.68
Stephan Lichtsteiner Out N/A
Marko Pjaca Out N/A
Miralem Pjanic Doubtful 7.01
Claudio Marchisio Doubtful 6.19
Player Reason Status Rating
Seydou Doumbia Doubtful 6.47
Alan Ruiz Doubtful 5.86
Fábio Coentrão Doubtful 6.61

Team News

Juventus
Sporting
  • Stefano Sturaro will continue at right back with Stephan Lichtsteiner, Benedikt Höwedes and Mattia De Sciglio unavailable for the home side.
  • Miralem Pjanic is a doubt for the home side after missing their last three matches through injury. Sami Khedira is back in contention for the home side to provide other midfield options for Max Allegri, but Claudio Marchisio hasn't featured since August and remains a doubt.
  • Paulo Dybala was given a rest at the weekend and that decision backfired as he came off the bench to miss a stoppage time penalty that would have secured a point at home to Lazio. He will at least be fresh to start here.
  • Fábio Coentrão, Alan Ruiz and Seydou Doumbia are doubts for Sporting on Wednesday night.
  • Bas Dost should start his first Champions League group stage match of the campaign with Doumbia expected to miss out, while Jonathan Silva is ready to deputise in Coentrão's absence.
  • No other changes are expected from the away side.

Prediction

  • Juventus slipped to a shock 2-1 defeat against Lazio at the weekend and Max Allegri will demand an immediate response on Wednesday. Juventus are level on points with Spoting and a win here would give them an upper hand in pursuit of second place.
  • Sporting may have only won one of their last five competitive matches, but they've been immense on the road this season. They've won six of their seven away matches and average 3.3 goals scored per game in that sequence.
  • Juventus have kept clean sheets in four of their last five Champions League home matches at the J Stadium. Even though Lazio proved the Old Lady can be beaten on their own turf, Max Allegri's side should win here.
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User Predictions

Comments (18)

 
  • Coentrão is still class. He's having such a consistent season so far. Such a shame he's so prone to injuries.

  • Sporting Lisbon win or draw

  • Probably 1-2

  • juve win 1-0 or 2-0

  • It is necessary for the owners to be rehabilitated before the fans

  • Juventus to win, they are very strong at home and Sporting gets amazingly weak in attack without Doumbia. We saw how it was in the home match against Porto where Porto should have won by a bunch and Sporting just played for the draw at their own ground lol (some people say it was tired because of the match against Barcelona, but I have doubts)

  • Narrow Juve win in a tight game. 1-0 Higuain goal

  • Tough game for Juventus. Jorge Jesus is a very experienced coach and he perfectly knows how to set up his teams in big matches. He is tactically astute and even Conte's Juventus couldn't eliminate his Benfica in Europa League. He is very underrated in my opinion. I watched Sporting against Real Madrid (Last Season) and Barcelona (This season) and they were tactically superior but they were really unlucky to lose those games.

  • 2-0

  • 2-1 Sporting.

  • Juve will put on a good performance and win 3-1. Forza JuVE!

  • La Juve, vinciamo sempre noi! Forza Vecchia Signora mia. Te Amo Per Sempre, Bianconeri! Juve per sempre sarà!!!