Juventus will attempt to preserve their unbeaten start to the 2018-19 Serie A season when they take on Parma at Stadio Ennio Tardine on Saturday.
Massimiliano Allegri’s side have won their first two games of the season, coming from behind to see off Chievo 3-2 in their opener before beating Lazio 2-0 in Turin last week.
Star signing Cristiano Ronaldo failed to get off the mark in either of those matches and he will be eager to ensure he doesn’t draw another blank ahead of the international break.
Parma, meanwhile, have put just one point on the board thus far, following up a 2-2 draw against Udinese with a 1-0 defeat to SPAL.
||Parma vs Juventus
||Saturday, September 1
||3pm BST / 10am ET
TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch
In the United States (US) the game will be be shown live on television on Rai Italia America and it can be streamed live online using ESPN+, which is also offering a re-play service.
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In the UK, the game is available to watch live on television on Eleven Sports 2 and it can be streamed using Eleven Sports’ online service.
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Squads & Team News
||Frattali, Sepe, Bagheria
||Iacoponi, Dimarco, Gobbi, B. Alves, Gazzola, Gagliolo, Di Maggio, Bastoni
||Stulac, Da Cruz, Deiola, Ciciretti, Barilla, Di Gaudio, Scozzarella, Rigoni, Dezi, Pinto, Vacca, Carriero, Biabiany, Grassi, Sprocati
||Ceravolo, Sierralta, Gervinho, Inglese, Mastaj, Pelle, Longo
Parma have drafted summer signing Gervinho into their side.
Alessandro Bastoni, Amato Ciciretti, Jonathan Biabany and Jacopo Dezi are among those who are out injured.
Parma XI: Sepe; Gobbi, B. Alves, Iacoponi, Gagliolo; Grassi, Stulac, Rigoni, Di Gaudio, Gervinho, Inglese.
Subs: Frattali, Bagheria, Dimarco, Da Cruz, Deiola, Ceravolo, Sierralta, Barilla, Gazzola.
||Szczesny, Pinsoglio, Perin
||De Sciglio, Chiellini, Benatia, A. Sandro, Barzagli, Bonucci, Cancelo, Rugani, Spinazzola
||Pjanic, Khedira, D. Costa, Matuidi, Cuadrado, Can, Bentancur
||Dybala, Ronaldo, Mandzukic, Kean, Bernardeschi
Juventus have no fresh injury concerns heading into the game, but have decided to shuffle their pack for the trip to Emilia-Romagna.
Juventus XI: Szczesny; Cancelo, A. Sandro, Chiellini, Bonucci; Pjanic, Khedira, Douglas Costa; Ronaldo, Mandzukic, Dybala.
Subs: Pinsoglio, Perin, Benatia, Matuidi, Barzagli, Cuadrado, Can, Rugani, Bentancur, Bernardeschi.
Betting & Match Odds
Juventus are strong favourites to win, with odds of 1/6 attached to a Bianconeri victory by bet365. Despite being at home, Parma are given very little chance of winning at 20/1. A draw is available at 6/1.
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Juventus have shot straight to the top of the Serie A table after just two games and the reigning champions will be confident in their ability to add another three points against Parma.
The Bianconeri pulled off the transfer of the year when they lured Ronaldo from Real Madrid, but the Portuguese has not made the immediate impact many would have expected, though he did supply an assist for Mario Mandzukic in the win over Lazio.
Allegri revealed that the 33-year-old was “angry” following his failure to win the UEFA Player of the Year award on Thursday, so Parma are firmly in the firing line as he looks to respond to his detractors.
“Cristiano is fine and he has trained well,” said the Juventus boss. “On Thursday, he was angry because he won the Champions League and scored 15 goals. This shows that he always wants to be the best.”
Regardless, Juve have looked impressive as a unit, with Leonardo Bonucci’s return strengthening the defence, while Miralem Pjanic appears to be thriving once more in midfield.