Juventus will face Monza on Sunday in a Serie A match at the U-Power Stadium. The Bianconeri have had a difficult start to the season, sitting in ninth place with 10 points after six games. They have only won once in their last five games and were defeated 2-1 by Benfica in the Champions League.
On the other hand, Monza has struggled to find their feet in Serie A and fired coach Govanni Stroppa after losing five of their past six games. This will be Raffaele Palladino’s first game in charge, and he will face the challenge of facing Juventus, who will be desperate for three points to improve their league position.
|Game:||Monza vs. Juventus|
|Date:||September 18, 2022|
|Kick-off:||2pm BST / 10am ET / 6:30 pm IST|
|Venue:||U-Power Stadium, Monza|
The match can be watched live in the United States on Paramount+ And FuboTV (Try it Free)
The game will be broadcast in the United Kingdom on BT Sport 3, with a live feed accessible on BT Player.
The Sports -18 Network has exclusive rights to broadcast Serie A in India, including streaming on Voot Select.
|UK||BT Sport 3||BT Sport app|
Juventus welcomed Champions League Group H foes Benfica to Turin on Wednesday. The mood inside a half-full Allianz Stadium worsened as the night carried on, with the hosts losing an early lead to lose 2-1 to the stronger team.
Juve had already been defeated in their first continental match of the season, against Paris Saint-Germain, and now share the 0-point lead with Maccabi Haifa.
Their fortunes in Italy haven’t been much better: Max Allegri’s men were held to a 2-2 draw against Salernitana last week, following a second-half comeback that culminated with a late Arkadiusz Milik ‘winner’ being incorrectly ruled out by VAR.
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After finishing a spectacular encounter with nine men – and with Allegri sent to the stands – Juventus are eighth in the Serie A standings after six games, and their coach is under intense scrutiny from all sides; with poor results matched by an unfocused style of play.
Juve had at least eight shots in their most recent league match, one more than in their previous three games against Fiorentina, Spezia, and Roma combined. Still, they have been severely hampered by the absence of injured summer arrivals Paul Pogba and Angel Di Maria.
Though one of four Serie A teams still unbeaten this season, the Bianconeri have drawn four of their six games so far, and their last away win occurred in April, when they traveled to Lombardy.
Almost predictably, Monza ended Giovanni Stroppa’s stint in charge this week, appointing primavera coach Raffaele Palladino – a former Juventus player – until a more permanent replacement could be found.
In the club’s first-ever Serie A season, after Stroppa guided them to promotion via the playoffs, a total of one point from six rounds persuaded Silvio Berlusconi to exhibit his ruthless streak once more, becoming the second Serie A president to change coach before the international break.
Stroppa’s final game in command ended in a 1-1 draw away to Lecce, which finally got Monza on the board. However, of the last four teams to have had one point or none after six games, only Salernitana survived relegation with their incredible comeback last season.
As they prepare for Juventus’ return to Stadio Brianteo, the Biancorossi have lost their first three Serie A home games and, following Stefano Sensi’s goal last week, have only scored three goals – the joint-lowest total to date, along with Sampdoria.
Sensi was one of several high-profile players joining the ambitious outfit during the summer, raising expectations among fans and ownership. However, starting to turn things around on Sunday will be difficult, considering the caliber of their opponents.
Max Allegri will be replaced on the touchline in Monza by his assistant Marco Landucci. He will be joined in the stands by Arkadiusz Milik and Juan Cuadrado owing to suspension.
While Wojciech Szczesny returned to full training on Thursday after missing the previous five games with an ankle injury, Mattia Perin may still be chosen in goal; Angel Di Maria is also back and might start after excelling as a substitute in midweek.
Adrien Rabiot is expected to return, while Paul Pogba, Federico Chiesa, Manuel Locatelli, and Alex Sandro are all out.
Whether Allegri goes with a 3-5-2 or a four-man defense, Filip Kostic, who has an assist in his previous two league games, should start on the left. Dusan Vlahovic has scored all four of his Serie A goals this season at home, with the most recent coming in early April.
Meanwhile, Monza striker Gianluca Caprari has previously scored twice against Juventus but has failed to do so in his last three meetings with the Bianconeri. The Hellas Verona loanee has gone nine games without scoring in Serie A.
It is unclear whether Raffaele Palladino would make significant changes to the lineup designated by outgoing boss Giovanni Stroppa last week. However, Dany Mota may continue to partner Caprari in attack while Andrea Petagna is absent due to injury. Marco D’Alessandro and Andrea Ranocchia, both long-term absentees, are also out.
Cragno; Marlon, Mari, Izzo; Birindelli, Rovella, Sensi, Pessina, Augusto; Mota, Caprari; Mota, Caprari
Perin; Danilo, Bremer, Bonucci, De Sciglio; McKennie, Paredes, Miretti; Di Maria, Vlahovic, Kostic; McKennie, Paredes, Miretti; Di Maria, Vlahovic, Kostic
Prediction: Monza 0-2 Juventus
Even when they gain the lead, Juventus do not inspire confidence that they will be able to maintain it. However, when faced with a team lacking in confidence and cohesiveness, they can find a way to bring three points back to Turin.
In this essay, we will predict the outcome of this match and give betting tips and odds for the game.
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