A Juventus team fighting for the scudetto with Inter will play against a struggling Sassuolo side on Serie A Matchday 20 at the Allianz Stadium.
The Bianconeri are second in the Serie A table with 46 points and they are just two points behind the Nerazzurri. They defeated Salernitana 2-1 in their previous league match and they also earned an emphatic 4-0 victory against Frosinone in the Coppa Italia Quarter-Finals on Thursday evening.
Meanwhile, the Neroverdi are in 14th spot on 19 points with the Canarini, and their 1-0 victory against Fiorentina in the previous weekend ended a winless streak of six matches.
They defeated Juventus 4-2 when the two teams last faced each other, and it is just one of five wins this season in Serie A. The Emilians have shown an ability to perform well against the giants of Italian football, but their performances fall flat against opponents of a similar statue.
This should be a winnable match for La Vecchia Signora, but Sassuolo are a team that play above themselves against strong opponents, so it might be a tough night the Italian giants.
Juventus vs Sassuolo: Predicted line-ups
Juventus will be missing Federico Gatti and Weston McKennie due to suspension, while injuries keep Mattia De Sciglio and Alex Sandro out of the squad. Moise Kean, Adrien Rabiot, and Federico Chiesa are not guaranteed to be available for this match, and Danilo is one yellow card away from suspension.
Bianconeri tactician will start with the 3-5-2 formation, and probably bring Daniele Rugani into the defence. Andrea Cambiaso should play as a box-to-box midfielder in place of McKennie, Fabio Miretti is likely to start in midfield, and Turkish starlet Kenan Yildiz will play alongside Dusan Vlahovic in attack.
Meanwhile, Agustin Alvarez will not be available for Sassuolo due to injury, while Pedro Obiang, Matias Vina, and Gregoire Defrel are doubts for the game. Neroverdi coach Alessio Dionisi will stick with his preferred 4-2-3-1 formation, starting Kristian Thorstvedt in the attacking midfield role ahead of Nedim Bajrami, and Martin Erlic at centre-back ahead of Ruan Tressoldi.
Juventus predicted XI vs Sassuolo (3-5-2): Szczesny; Danilo, Bremer, Rugani; Weah, Cambiaso, Locatelli, Miretti, Kostic; Vlahovic, Yildiz
Sassuolo predicted XI vs Juventus (4-2-3-1): Consigli; Toljan, Ferrari, Erlic, Pedersen; Boloca, Henrique; Berardi, Thorstvedt, Lauriente; Pinamonti
Juventus vs Sassuolo: When does the Serie A fixture start?
Kick-off in the Serie A Matchday 20 fixture of Juventus vs Sassuolo is set for 20:45 CET, local time in Italy, on Tuesday, January 16.
For viewers in the United Kingdom and Ireland, the game will start at 19:45 GMT. That is 14:45 ET / 11:45 PT in the United States.
Juventus vs Sassuolo: Where to watch the Serie A fixture?
For fans in the United States, Juventus vs Sassuolo will be on Paramount+ along with other standout fixtures on Serie A Matchday 20.
Juventus vs Sassuolo will be shown on TNT Sport 1 in the United Kingdom and Ireland.