He is in 3rd place in the Serie A, with 22 points, 3 less than the Ssc Napoli leader.
With a tie on Saturday between Naples and Inter, he succeeded in just one step to reduce the difference from the two teams to 3 and 1 single point respectively.
He comes after a hard-to-beat victory 6: 2 with Udinese, the game he has been forced to play in just six field players after the Croatian Mario Mandzukic received two yellow cards in a matter of seconds. Neamţ Khedira scored the first hatrick in his career in this match.
After a slightly more difficult time, with a 2: 2 draw in Bergamo with Atalanta, and a defeat on Allianz with Lazio, he managed to tie two consecutive wins in all competitions, which is a favorable positive trend.
With Mario Mandzukic’s suspension, Juventus’ first 11 could look like this: JUVENTUS (4-2-3-1): Szczesny; Lichtsteiner, Rugani, Barzagli, Asamoah; Bentancur, Khedira; Bernardeschi, Dybala, Douglas Costa; Higuain.
It is on the penultimate spot in Serie A, with just 5 points after 9 stages of the championship, and a goal with only 7 goals scored and 15 received.
After a good start of the season with an equal draw in the first leg on the Olimpico with Lazio and a victory, 3: 2 home, home with Udinese, followed a series of 4 consecutive defeats, the series interrupted by an equal home with Crotone and continued with 2 more defeats.
They have a single goal scored in the away match even in the last away game, Bologna, goal scored 2-0 for the hosts.
In the last championship match, they lost home, with Sassuolo, at the limit, score 1: 0, a match in which the guests missed a shot at 11 meters.
Former Juventus player, Marco Borriello and Milan’s former striker, Marco Paloschi, make up the couple of strikers of these teams.
The two teams have not met before.
My tip: Juventus vs Spal
Juventus comes after two very important victories, designed to give players confidence in their own strength, and a good psychological support for the next confrontations, both in the championship and in the Champions League.
There will be a match in which the Bernardeschi and Douglas Costa reserves will have to be more involved in the team’s game, an opportunity to do more than they have managed so far in Juventus’ jersey.
Spal will come to Allianz Stadium with the thought of defending and countering the counterattack, as he did in Milan with AC Milan, but they lost 2-0.
In the absence of the Serie B protagonist in last season’s Serie B season, Alex Meret, injured for a longer period, the team’s goal is defended by a goalkeeper who was the 3rd time at the Serie A teams he activated, a pretty poor goalkeeper, but with good reflections.
With a defensive line of three defenders, Paolo Dybala will have more space than in previous matches with Lazio and Sporting, and will be able to score after a one-month break.