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Venezia v Juventus | Preview, team news and predicted XI

Max Statman

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Juventus travel to Venezia today in Serie A matchweek 17, with the Bianconeri looking for three points to keep pressure on Atalanta.

Having winning the Champions League group H ahead of Chelsea after their 1-0 victory over Malmö at the Allianz Stadium this week, Juventus will be looking to win their fourth game in a row and must still close a seven-point gap to the sides above them in Serie A.

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Moise Kean first half strike was enough for Juventus to top Group H, as they finished with a total of 15 points, three ahead of Chelsea which drew with Zenit St Petersburg in Russia.

Nonetheless, Juventus have now qualified for the last 16 as Group H winners, so they can concentrate fully on their faltering domestic campaign, as they remain some distance away from the Serie A current leaders AC Milan – 11 points behind.

TEAM NEWS

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Arthur will not be called up for this match because of delaying in Friday training session, confirmed Max Allegri during the pre-match press conference yesterday.

Juventus will be without Danilo, Aaron Ramsey, Dejan Kulusevski and Federico Chiesa who are still out due to injuries.

Koni de Winter who make his full Champions League debut in Tuesday has also been called up again, as well as Matias Soulé and Miretti from the Juventus youth.

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EXPECTED STARTING XI

Wojciech Szczęsny who was on bench on Wednesday expected to retain his starting spot in the goal today afternoon.

Furthermore, Daniele Rugani and Koni De Winter who started in the defense alongside Leonardo Bonucci could be dropped with Matthijs de Ligt eager to start from the beginning.

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Mattia de Sciglio could make his first start since 20th October against Zenit St Petersburg after having an injury kept him out for three weeks.

Juan Cuadrado experienced to start upfront, with Manuel Locatelli, Adrien Rabiot and Federico Bernardeschi all expected to play from the beginning.

Inform Paulo Dybala will be playing behind Álvaro Morata who’s expected to retain his starting position ahead of Moise Kean today.

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Juventus possible XI: Szczesny; De Sciglio, Bonucci, De Ligt, Sandro; Rabiot, Locatelli; Cuadrado, Dybala, Bernardeschi; Morata.

I am seasoned senior correspondent at Forza Juventus, where I specialize in providing in-depth coverage of transfer news, insightful analysis, and everything related to the world of Juventus.

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