Juventus will try to reclaim the Serie A title when they host Sassuolo on Tuesday.
Juventus’ monopoly in the Italian top flight came to an end as the 36 times champions have failed to lodge a fight in the last two seasons as the two Milan giants ran away with the title.
But the Bianconeri are determined to make amends this term and they are ready to launch a challenge to the other teams. Max Allegri is a tactical mastermind when it comes to controlling games and he would be keen to lead Juventus back to the coveted zone.
Juventus welcomed Paul Pogba from Manchester United on a free transfer while they also replaced Matthijs de Ligt with Gleison Bremer. Filip Kostic also arrived to provide more sharpness to their ranks while the addition of Angel di Maria could prove to be a very shrewd signing.
Allegri has mostly preferred a 4-3-3 system but prior to the first match, he might opt to field a different starting lineup with the players at his disposal.
He could shift to a three man backline as Kostic could flourish in the left wing back role. Memphis Depay’s name has also been linked and the Dutch international is very willing to join the Italian should he terminate his contract with Barcelona on favourable terms.
Dusan Vlahovic will once again lead the line as the forward will be aiming to score a lot of goals this season.
Sassuolo finished 11th last season and their priority will be to better their previous performance this term. However, they decided to cash in their most prized asset Gianluca Scamacca who joined English Premier League outfit West ham United.
Sassuolo picked up one win in the last three meetings while Juventus were victorious in two matches.
Juventus vs Sassuolo
Date: 16th August 2022
Time: 12:15 AM IST
Stadium: Juventus Stadium
Juventus vs Sassuolo
Paul Pogba has already been sidelined with an injury issue and he will be joining Kaio Jorge and Weston McKennie in the treatment room. Federico Chiesa should make it to the bench.
Sassuolo’s manager will have a fit squad to choose from.
Juventus Possible Lineup
Szczesny; Danilo, Bonucci, Bremer; Cuadrado, Zakaria, Locatelli, Miretti, Kostic; Di Maria, Vlahovic
Sassuolo Possible Lineup
Consigli; Kyriakopoulos, Ferrari, Ayhan, Muldur; Thorsvedt, Fratessi,Henrique; Alvarez, Raspadori, Berardi
Juventus are expected to emerge as the winners.
Juventus vs Sassuolo Fantasy XI No. 1
Szczesny; Bremer, Bonucci, Ferrari; Zakaria, Locatelli, Fratessi, Henrique; Berardi, Raspadori, Vlahovic
Juventus vs Sassuolo Fantasy XI No. 2
Szczesny; Bremer, Bonucci, Ferrari,Ayhan; Zakaria, Locatelli, Fratessi; Berardi, Raspadori, Vlahovic