A big derby match in the 7th round of Italian Serie A, where the current champions Juventus welcome the runner-up AC Milan.
October 6, 2013 7:45 PM BST
Juventus Stadium — Torino
Referee: G. Rocchi
Juventus is currently 3rd placed team, having less 2 points than Roma, while the Rossoneri have 8th points less and they on the 9th place.
Biancori will try to extend their unbeaten start this season, against AC Milan who have been defeated twice in Serie A (Verona, Napoli) and currently they are on a run of three wins in domestic competition.
Juventus also is on the same run of 3-wins, followed by the latest win over city rivals, Torino. Regarding their performance in the Champions league, in two matches Biancori have two draws. The last one was this week at home against Galatasary (2-2).
As for the situation with the injured list, even before this match out, due to injury were midfielder Pepe, and defended Caceres while after the Champions league match with Galatasary to the list have joined defender Lichtsteiner and striker Vucinic.
Juventus probable lineup : Buffon – Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini – Isla, Vidal, Pirlo, Marchisio, Asamoah – Tevez, Llorente
Unlike Juventus, Milan plays very variable at the beginning of the season , especially in Serie A , where in six rounds have won only eight points. Specifically, they are bad at away games where they drew against Torino and Bologna , and lost from a new league club Verona in the first round with 2-1 .
At home Milan defeated by Napoli , while the remaining two home match with Cagliari and Sampdoria they won. On the other hand , in the Champions League Rossoneri provide a much better games, where in the playoffs they eliminated the Dutch PSV , and then in the group stage with a 2-0 at home against celebrated over the Scottish Celtic, and played 1-1 (away) against Ajax.
But here we must bear in mind that in recent times they have a lot of problems with injured playes , so this derby with Juventus will miss defenders Bonera , Silvestre and De Sciglio , midfielders Kaka and Birsa and forwards El Shaarawy and Pazzini , while their top scorer Balotteli is ineligible due to a red card .
AC Milan probable lineup : Abbiati – Abate, Zapata, Mexes, Constant – Poli, de Jong, Muntari – Montolivo – Robinho, Matri
Match Prediction : We are going to be really simple here, Juventus to win.