High-flying Juventus will travel to the Stadio Arechi in Salerno to face lowly Salernitana on Serie A Matchday 19.
The Bianconeri closed the gap on Inter in the previous round of action after their win against AS Roma and they are now two points behind the Nerazzurri. Meanwhile, the Granata defeated Hellas Verona 1-0 in their last game, and despite remaining on the bottom of the Serie A table, they are just two points away from safety.
This will be an important game for Salernitana, especially for their coach Filippo Inzaghi. He played for Juventus from 1997 until 2001, and he played under Bianconeri tactician Massimiliano Allegri at AC Milan in the twilight of his career, winning the scudetto under him in 2010/11.
Will Super Pippo spring a surprise against Juve or will the Bianconeri register another routine victory?
Salernitana vs Juventus: Predicted line-ups
Juventus will be missing Manuel Locatelli due to suspension, while Mattia De Sciglio and Alex Sandro remain on the sidelines, and Moise Kean is a doubt for this game. Federico Gatti and Danilo are one yellow card away from serving bans.
With Andrea Cambiaso returning from suspension, Allegri will probably start him at right wing-back ahead of Timothy Weah, and Hans Nicolussi Caviglia should start in central midfield in place of the suspended Locatelli.
Meanwhile, Salernitana will miss Guillermo Ochoa and Boulaye Dia with injuries, whereas Domagoj Bradaric, Grigoris Kastanos, and Pasquale Mazzocchi are one yellow card away from suspension.
Inzaghi has moved away from the back three formation implemented by his predecessor Paulo Sousa and he has used the 4-2-3-1 in recent matches. Benoit Costil will start in goal in place of the absent Ochoa, and Simy should lead the attack, replacing Dia.
Salernitana predicted XI vs Juventus (4-2-3-1): Costil; Mazzocchi, Fazio, Pirola, Bradaric; Coulibaly, Maggiore; Candreva, Kastanos, Tchaouna; Simy
Juventus predicted XI vs Salernitana (3-5-2): Szczesny; Gatti, Bremer, Danilo; Cambiaso, McKennie, Nicolussi Caviglia, Rabiot, Kostic; Vlahovic, Chiesa.
Salernitana vs Juventus: When does the Serie A fixture start?
Kick-off in the Serie A Matchday 19 fixture of Salernitana vs Juventus is set for 18:00 CET, local time in Italy, on Sunday, January 7.
For viewers in the United Kingdom and Ireland, the game will start at 17:00 GMT. That is 12:00 ET / 09:00 PT in the United States.
Salernitana vs Juventus: Where to watch the Serie A fixture?
For fans in the United States, Salernitana vs Juventus will be on Paramount+ along with other fixtures on Serie A Matchday 19.
Salernitana vs Juventus will be shown on TNT Sport 2 in the United Kingdom and Ireland.