JUV vs SAS Dream11: Sassuolo travels to Turin to take on Juventus in the Serie A. Although separated by just 1 point, their seasons have been on very different trajectories. Juventus are not used to being 5th in the table and have won the last 9 Scudetto. Although they have lost only 1 game, the Old Lady has drawn 6 out of their 15 league games which have cost them a lot of points. However, they beat league leaders, AC Milan during their last outing which will come as a welcome confidence boost for them. Sassuolo, on the other hand, has done very well to work their way up the Serie A table and are in 6th place, just a point below Juventus. This makes this matchup even more exciting as Juventus look to increase the gap between the two sides while Sassuolo will look to overtake the reigning champions.
Juventus – DWLWW
Sassuolo – DLWLW
Head-to-head (last five meetings):
Juventus – 3
Draws – 2
Sassuolo – 0
Last meeting: Sassuolo 3-3 Juventus (Serie A, 16th July 2020)
Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network, Sony Liv
Injury Report, Unavailability: Juventus will be missing a few key players as Juan Cuadrado and Alex Sandro tested positive for the Coronavirus with Matthijs de Ligt also going into quarantine. Alvaro Morata is out with a thigh injury and will play no part in this fixture.
Doubtful: Andrea Pirlo has no doubtful players for this game.
Expected changes: Pirlo will have some decisions to make in terms of rotation. Wojciech Szczesny will continue in goal as usual with Leonardo Bonucci and Danilo keeping their place in defence. Merih Demiral is likely to replace de Ligt. Federico Chiesa and Gianluca Frabotta should man the flanks with Weston McKennie keeping his place in the centre of the park after a great display against AC Milan, partnering Rodrigo Bentancur. Aaron Ramsey should pivot the front 3, behind Paulo Dybala and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Juventus Starting XI (probable):
Wojciech Szczesny (GK)
Injury Report, Unavailability: Sassuolo will be without Domenico Berardi, Federico Ricci and Filippo Romagna all out with injuries.
Doubtful: Roberto de Zerbi has no doubtful players for the JUV vs SAS Dream11 Prediction.
Expected changes: Sassuolo may go for the same team that beat Genoa but the defensive compartment may see a few changes. Andrea Consigli should start between the sticks but Jeremy Toljan, Vlad Chiriches should get the nod to start alongside Gian Marco Ferrari and Rogerio. Francesco Magnanelli might make way for Mehdi Bourabia who will start with Manuel Locatelli in a double pivot. Hamed Traore should play in place of the injured Berardi with Filip Djuricic and Jeremie Boga. Francesco Caputo will spearhead the frontline.
Sassuolo Starting XI (probable):
Andrea Consigli (GK)
Gian Marco Ferrari
SkyBet: Juventus – 3/10; Sassuolo – 15/2
Paddy Power: Juventus – 3/10; Sassuolo – 15/2
Although the JUV vs SAS Today Match Prediction is not a deciding factor in terms of the title race but will play a part in deciding the outcome of the race for the European spots. Juventus will still have an eye on the title but are likely to take it one game at a time for now as they know they have the ability to win most of their games. Sassuolo has reached this far and will look to go toe-to-toe with the reigning champions. They will know that if they remain patient and take their chances, they will be able to get a result from this game.
Most Likely Result: Juventus win
Cristiano Ronaldo –
Goals/Assists (starts) – 18/3 (15)
Chances created – 27
Shots on target – 32
A modern-day footballing legend, Cristiano Ronaldo will be a nuisance to the Sassuolo defence. Ronaldo will be ready to go, as he always is and can single-handedly ruin everything for the away side if they lose sight of him for even a second.
Francesco Caputo –
Goals/Assists (starts) – 6/3 (9)
Chances created – 10
Shots on target – 10
Caputo has been excellent for Sassuolo this season and been crucial in quite a few games. De Zerbi will be counting on him to get the ball rolling for them and capitalise on any mistake in the Juventus defensive third. He is also an aerial threat with 40% of his goals this season being headers.
Paulo Dybala –
Chances created – 24
Successful dribbles – 17
Accurate crosses – 11
Dybala has gotten his chance in the absence of Alvaro Morata and seems to be back to his best of late. He is in great form with 2 assists and a goal in his last 2 games. While the Sassuolo defence will be busy containing Ronaldo, Dybala can quietly go about his business.
Federico Chiesa –
Goals/Assists – 6/5
Chances created – 30
Dribbles succeeded – 28
On loan from Fiorentina, Chiesa has done well to warrant a permanent deal. The Italian international has 3 goals in his last 2 games, including 2 goals in the crucial tie against AC Milan where he was the star performer on a pitch that contained some world-class footballers.
Hamed Traore –
Chances created – 9
Dribbles succeeded – 18
Tackles success rate – 67%
Starts haven’t come in abundance for loanee, Hamed Traore, which is even more incentive for him to grab the opportunities he is getting. A big performance against a side like Juventus will definitely put him in the running for a regular spot in the starting lineup.
Weston McKennie –
Chances created – 18
Interceptions – 13
Shots on target – 10
Another loanee on the list, Weston McKennie has done very well to impress his current employers. The American international must be high on confidence after putting in an incredible display against AC Milan and even got on the scoresheet.