Serie A | Sassuolo vs Juventus ; Match Preview & Info

⛳ Team Lineup

⭕ Sassuolo XI: Consigli; Toljan, Marlon, Ferrari, Kyriakopoulos; Obiang, Locatelli; Berardi, Traore, Boga; Raspadori

⭕ Juventus XI: Buffon; Danilo, De Ligt, Bonucci, Alex Sandro; Kulusevski, Arthur, Rabiot, Chiesa; Dybala, Ronaldo

Sassuolo vs Juventus, Following a humiliating home defeat at the weekend, ousted champions Juventus visited Sassuolo who was eighth on Wednesday night, with maximum points required.

Now with only three games remaining, both clubs are still struggling for a place in Europe - the hosts are back in the race due to their late season streak, while Juve are in danger of losing their place in the Champions League.

However, an in-person absence for Champions League qualification could ultimately prove the final blow, as Pirlo's reign has gone from inconsistency to relative disaster of late.

Ahead of their midweek trip to Emilia-Romagna, Juventus sit fifth in the Serie A standings and may need to rely on the fact that fellow top four contestants Atalanta and Milan have to meet on the final day, with points one of them is sure to drop. or both sides.

However, when Juve won Sunday's reverse 3-1 at the San Siro in January, they now also have a lower head-to-head record with the Rossoneri: the deciding factor if the two giants end on the same points. If the Bianconeri are absent, then, it is inconceivable that Pirlo's tenure will continue and Ronaldo can remain in Turin.

Despite teetering on the edge of the crisis, Coppa Italia finalists - who will face Atalanta in a cup final later this month - can at least travel to Sassuolo knowing they have lost just one of their top 15 top-flight meetings with Neroverdi. ; scored an average of more than two goals per game in that time. Not only that, Juve also won 3-1 in the previous meeting between the two teams this season.

Currently topping the Serie A standings with a staggering 16 points from the last 18 available, Sassuolo is following in the footsteps of ailing Roma side who sit directly above them in the table by just two points.

While the prize for finishing seventh may simply be a place in the new UEFA Conference League, a second European qualifier for Emilian's humble side would be a deserved prize for an entertaining campaign in which they started at frantic pace before suffering a significant sway in the Middle.

Now back to full flight, top scorer Domenico Berardi (16 goals and five assists) pounced on a defensive error against Genoa at the weekend to score his third goal in succession, while local Giacomo Raspadori scored his fourth goal in the last seven games - two of them. which happened in a historic win over Milan last month.

Their 2-1 win at Genoa is Neroverdi's fifth in six games, meaning that improving last season's eighth position and bringing them back into continental competition remains a possibility for highly respected tactician Roberto De Zerbi - who has been linked with more big. and things are brighter in the summer.

A recent trip in which his Sassuolo side had made a sensational comeback at the San Siro to beat Milan and hold second-placed Atalanta to a 1-1 draw saw them prepare for a visit to Juventus with a lot of confidence and, most importantly, it looks like. going to score. from one of several sources.

Andrea Pirlo has now used 35 different line-ups in his debut season, as his confusion continues amid frequent changes in personnel and formations, and the insolent Juventus coach is expected to change the losing team again on Wednesday.

The center-back pairing of Matthijs de Ligt and Giorgio Chiellini will be split, with Leonardo Bonucci brought back into the XI - most likely for his former partner Chiellini - while Danilo must return at right-back, as Juan Cuadrado moves further forward on that side.

With a very fit squad to choose from, Pirlo can also choose whether to keep Adrien Rabiot in midfield or even introduce one of his squad's less-than-good players, Aaron Ramsey or Arthur.

Despite having little impact against Milan, Alvaro Morata will maintain his position ahead of Paulo Dybala, although Dejan Kulusevski hopes to appear on the front lines at some stage.

The hosts, meanwhile, have first-choice center-forward Francesco Caputo back on the bench at the weekend, having been sidelined with a long injury. Due to the Azzurri star's absence due to a back injury, primavera product Giacomo Raspadori has taken the opportunity to impress and is expected to battle French forward Gregoire Defrel to lead the Sassuolo line.

Winger Jeremie Boga is struggling with a muscle injury, so Domenico Berardi is likely to join Hamed Traore and Filip Djuricic in supporting the attacker once again.

Center-back Marlon returns from suspension, but Gian Marco Ferrari can retain his place with Vlad Chiriches at the heart of the Neroverdi defense.

⛳ Prediction of the composition of Sassuolo vs Juventus players:

⭕ Sassuolo: Consigli; Toljan, Chiriches, Ferrari, Rogerio; Locatelli, Obiang; Berardi, Traore, Djuricic; Raspadori

⭕ Juventus: Szczesny; Danilo, De Ligt, Bonucci, Sandro; Cuadrado, Bentancur, Rabiot, Chiesa; Morata, Ronaldo

✅ Soccer prediction for Sassuolo vs Juventus: 1-2

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