Juventus will travel away to Cremona for their first competitive match in 2023 to play against Cremonese at the Stadio Giovanni Zini on Wednesday evening on Serie A Matchday 16.
The Bianconeri are third in the Serie A table with 31 points from 15 matches and they defeated Lazio 3-0 in their last game before the Italian league went on hiatus because of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. La Vecchia Signora will be hoping to maintain their pursuit for a Champions League and make an unlikely push for the scudetto.
Cremonese, on the other hand, are in the relegation zone and they are the only team not to have won a league game throughout the 2022/23 Serie A campaign. However, they are still ranked higher than Sampdoria and Hellas Verona, who have won a game each.
Cremonese v Juventus: Predicted line-ups
Cremonese coach Massimiliano Alvini will be missing key defender Vlad Chiriches, otherwise he has a full squad to choose from. Meanwhile, his Juventus counterpart Massimiliano Allegri has to deal with more absentees on the sidelines.
Dusan Vlahovic, Paul Pogba, Juan Cuadrado, and Leonardo Bonucci are out injured while Wojciech Szczesny remains a doubt with neck injury and Mattia De Sciglio is unlikely to return either. Federico Chiesa is expected to feature but he will probably make a cameo from the bench.
Cremonese predicted XI v Juventus (4-3-2-1): Carnesecchi; Sernicola, Bianchetti, Hendry, Valeri; Pickel, Ascacibar, Meite; Buonaiuto, Okereke; Dessers
Juventus predicted XI v Cremonese (3-5-2): Perin; Danilo, Bremer, Alex Sandro; Ake, Miretti, Locatelli, Rabiot, Kostic; Kean, Milik
Cremonese v Juventus: When does the Serie A fixture start?
Kick-off in the Serie A Matchday 16 fixture of Cremonese v Juventus is set for 18:30 CET, local time in Italy, on Wednesday 4 January.
For viewers in the United Kingdom and Ireland, the game will start at 17:30 GMT. That is 12:30 ET / 09:30 PT in the United States.
Cremonese v Juventus: Where to watch the Serie A fixture?
For fans in the United States, Cremonese v Juventus will be on Paramount+ along with other key fixtures in Serie A Matchday 16.
Cremonese v Juventus will be shown on BT Sport 1 in the United Kingdom and Ireland.