Juventus vs Chievo: Match Preview, Team News, Predicted XI | Serie A 2018-19
After winning the Super Coppa Italiana, the first trophy of the season, at the King Abdullah Sports City, Juventus host Chievo at the Juventus Stadium as the Old Lady of Turin look continue with their unbeaten domestic run.
The Bianconeri have been on a scintillating run in the domestic season so far with 53 points from a possible 57 with 17 victories and 2 draws and enjoy a 6 point lead and a game in hand over Napoli. The Old Lady of Turin is on a 5 match winning run at their home and will look to extend that with a victory over the bottom-placed Chievo.
The only team in the top 5 leagues yet to register double digits in points, Chievo is on a dismal state of affairs at the moment with just 8 points from their opening 19 matches with only 1 victory in it. Chievo can be happy of the fact that their first victory of the side came in the last league match at home against Frosinone.
The last meeting between the teams ended with Juventus nicking an injury time goal to win it 3-2 after Chievo lead 2-1 in the first match of the season for both the clubs.
Douglas Costa and Rodrigo Bentancur have picked small knocks in the match against Milan and the latter is expected to miss out on the match while the former might be involved on the bench.
Cuadrado and Benatia will also miss out through injury.
Miralem Pjanic will be another big name that will be missing after picking up a yellow card in the Super Coppa Italiana final.
Fabrizio Cacciatore, Pucciarelli, Barba and Joel Obi are expected to be out while Pawel Jaroszynski is a doubt.
Juventus(4-3-3): Perin; De Sciglio, Rugani, Chiellini, Sandro; Khedira, Can, Matuidi; Mandzukic, Dybala, Ronaldo.
Chievo(3-5-2): Sorrentino; Bani, Rossettini, Tomovic; Depaoli, Hetemaj, Radovanovic, Giaccherini, Jaroszynski; Meggiorini, Pellissier.