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Preview: Juventus vs Sassuolo - predictions, team news, line-ups

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Sports Mole previews Monday’s Serie A clash between Juventus and Sassuolo, including predictions, team news and expected line-ups.

After a period of uncharacteristic struggle, Juventus aims to be on track in 2022-23 and will launch the campaign by hosting. Sassuolo on monday.

The Bianconeri finished fourth for the second season in a row, but despite typical enterprising spirit, including a 2-1 victory over Juventus in October, the Bianconeri’s visitor numbers were 11. I fell into place.

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The season that began with a hurried departure Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester’s £70m striker arrives in January Dusan Blahovic Juventus ended mediocre as they only qualified for the Champions League to show their effort in 12 months of testing.

Max Allegri‘s return to the touchline could not stop Juve’s decline – losing both the Supercoppa Italiana and the Coppa Italia final to rivals Inter – and falling short of the high standards expected. But a lot has changed this summer: Paulo Dybala, Douglas Costa, Federico Bernardeschi and iconic captain Giorgio Chiellini All moved.

Meanwhile, I renewed my contract with my beloved son. Paul Pogbaplus carry-on Angel Di Maria, Philip Kostick When Bremer – The latter comes from rivals Torino and replaces the Bayern Munich-bound Matthieu de Ligt – evoked hope for a resurrection among the Bianconeri devotees.

But the flat note to end pre-season is a reminder that Juventus must close a huge gap to the revived Milan club: after drawing with Barcelona and losing to Real Madrid in the United States, they La Liga’s holy trinity against Atlético last week and made a hasty switch from Tel Aviv to Turin.

The 4-0 thrashing was not the ideal result at Juve’s training centre, but it bodes well for Monday’s opener as Allegri fine-tune their squad for next season.

Juventus have won 11 of the last 12 games they have started their Serie A campaign at home, as well as scoring in 17 of their 18 matches against Sassuolo. That’s an average of 2.4 goals per game.

Sassuolo's Gianluca Schamacca celebrates his first goal on 28 November 2021© Reuters

In fact, Sassuolo have won only one away victory against Juventus in Serie A, having lost seven of their nine matches so far, before winning their most recent match last fall. David Fratesi When Maxim Lopez Contributed to the 2-1 victory.

Nero Verdi have established a reputation as one of the most interesting teams in Serie A, finishing 11th despite early difficulties. Alessio DionisiFirst season at the club, taking over popularity. Roberto de Zerbi.

But before starting the new league season in one of the toughest fixtures possible, Dionisi had to deal with disruptions in his famous offensive division.

Gianluca ScamakkaSend-off to West Ham brought in a reported £35m and his fellow Italy international Giacomo Raspadori It is still expected to depart before the transfer slide closes. Nonetheless, Emilia’s club recently responded: Andrea Pinamonti Successful rental period at Empoli and arrival from Inter by the Uruguayan youth Agustin Alvarez Add depth to the front.

However, with Raspadori still on top, Sassuolo were eliminated in the first round of the Coppa Italia last week, losing 2-3 to Modena in Serie B. You have another year to get silverware. Less than perfect preparation for a trip to Turin.

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26 February 2022, Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri© Reuters

Absence of first choice GK also decided Wojciech Szczesny because of a thigh injury, and Moise Kean and Manchester United target Adrian Rabiot Both are suspended, with Max Allegri missing some star players in his side’s season opener.

Paul Pogba has decided to deal with a meniscal injury that will keep him out until next month, but has avoided surgery that could jeopardize his participation in Qatar 2022.

Pogba out, Allegri out for long term Federico ChiesaHowever Weston McKennie and Dusan Vlahovic are nearing full fitness after sustaining injuries during preseason.

So the latter starts like this: Alvaro Morata Back in Spain after a two-year loan period, Blachovic was Serie A’s top scorer at home during that time, scoring 27 goals in 37 appearances. Since 2010, Lionel Messi When Thomas Muller He has provided more assists than Ángel Di Maria, who supports the Serbian striker up front, in the top five European leagues.

Sassuolo, meanwhile, not only have to deal with the sending off of Gianluca Schamacca, but they also have fellow forwards on board. Hamed Traore Missed due to leg injury.

Maxime Lopez was the visitors’ hero in the victory on their last visit to the Allianz Stadium, but the French midfielder was suspended for the first match of the new season.

Despite this, loyal captain Domenico Berardi will remain at the club and try to build on last season’s tally of 15 goals and 14 assists in Serie A. Centre-forward. The recently arrived Andrea Pinamonti is set to start his Sassuolo career on the bench.

Candidates for the Juventus starting XI:
Perrin; Danilo, Bonucci and Bremer. Quadrado, Zachariah, Locatelli, Fagioli, Kostic.Di Maria; Blachovic

Possible starters for Sassuolo:
Konsiri; Mulder, Elric, Ferrari, Kyriakopoulos. Henrique, Fratesi, Tolstovet.Berardi, Alvarez, Seide

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Juventus 1-1 Sassuolo.

With a staffing upheaval, plus a string of injuries and suspensions, Juve may have trouble adjusting to the new Serie A season on their first attempt, so it wouldn’t be surprising if they failed to score three points.

Sassuolo regularly recover from losing their best players. Manuel Locatelli As such, it’s well worth the draw on the first day.

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