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Cremonese v Juventus: Match preview, team news and probable lineups

Max Statman



Juventus will play their first match in Serie A since November last year, where they travel to Cremonese on Wednesday at 18:30 CET.

The Bianconeri was on a greatoa of six consecutive wins before going into the World Cup break, keeping a clean-sheet in all of those six games.


Max Allegri’s team, despite being hit by many injury problems, and even being dismissed from the Champions League groups, they want to turn around their season, by trying to win Europa League and Coppa Italia this season.

Juventus played three friendlies after the World Cup, including a 2-0 win over Arsenal despite being outplayed, a 1-0 win over Rijeka and a 1-1 draw with Standard de Liege last week.

For Cremonese, they are the only team yet to win a game in Serie A this season, with eight kisses and seven draws so far.


Team news and possible starting lineups 

Leandro Paredes and Angel Di Maria returned to training yesterday after helping Argentina to win the World Cup, but only Leandro Paredes has been called up for the game with Di Maria missed out due to injury.

Dusan Vlahovic is sidelined by a groin problem, captain Leonardo Bonucci misses out due to an adductor injury, and Paul Pogba is still some distance from returning to full training.


Despite not featuring in the final warm-up friendly against Standard Liege, though, Federico Chiesa is set to be involved, while Juan Cuadrado has a knee issue.

Meanwhile, Cremonese will be without veteran centre-back Vlad Chiriches in midweek, so Matteo Bianchetti could join Jack Hendry at the heart of the hosts’ defence. Alex Ferrari is expected to confirm his move from Sampdoria soon, but will not arrive in time.

Likely moving in the opposite direction, midfielder Gonzalo Escalante is being targeted by several Spanish teams and was left out of the defeat to Udinese.


Cremonese possible starting lineup:

Carnesecchi; Sernicola, Hendry, Bianchetti, Valeri; Meite, Castagnetti, Pickel; Good help, Okereke; Desserts

Juventus possible starting lineup:


Szczesny; Danilo, Bremer, Sandro; Barbieri, Fagioli, Locatelli, Rabiot, Kostic; Kean, Min



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