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Juventus predicted lineup vs Napoli - Serie A

Craig Vickers
Allegri has a tough task on his hands
Allegri has a tough task on his hands / Nicolò Campo/GettyImages
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Juventus face a crunch meeting with Napoli in Serie A as Massimiliano Allegri looks to kickstart the Old Lady's Scudetto bid.

Juve sit 12 points adrift of league leaders Inter after a topsy-turvy opening half of the season, and Allegri will be keen to inject some consistency into his side's performances in 2022.

Paulo Dybala and Federico Chiesa are nearing full fitness for the Bianconeri, and victory this midweek would move Allegri's men to within two points of Napoli - but they still have a number of Covid-19 and injury issues to overcome.

Here's how Juventus could line up.


Juventus predicted lineup vs Napoli - Serie A

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Leonardo Bonucci
Bonucci in action / Jonathan Moscrop/GettyImages

Wojciech Szczesny (GK) - The Poland international looks assured between the posts after a rocky start to the campaign.

Juan Cuadrado (RB) - Juventus look a greater offensive threat with the Colombian carrying the ball from deep.

Leonardo Bonucci (CB) - Facing a race against time to overcome a thigh injury and with Giorgio Chiellini definitely out with Covid-19, Juventus can't afford Bonucci to sit on the sidelines too.

Matthijs de Ligt (CB) - Looking more like Juve's senior defender with every passing week,

Luca Pellegrini (LB) - Has added some much-needed attacking thrust on the left for Juventus.

2. Midfielders

Federico Bernardeschi
Bernardeschi has impressed recently / Stefano Guidi/GettyImages

Federico Bernardeschi (RM) - A real creative presence for Allegri in recent weeks.

Weston McKennie (CM) - Taking more responsibility in midfield, though that's largely because of their failings rather than McKennie's strengths.

Rodrigo Bentancur (CM) - Arguably Juve's best midfielder when he's in the mood.

Adrien Rabiot (LM) - Trusted by Allegri and typically looks to come infield to free up the left channel. Like Bonucci is making a late push to return from injury.

3. Forwards

Paulo Dybala
Dybala has been missing since the 1-1 draw with Venezia / Nicolò Campo/GettyImages

Paulo Dybala (ST) - Has been absent through injury, but this is the type of fixture the Argentine will be required for.

Alvaro Morata (ST) - Continues to be linked with a move to Barcelona, but for now he remains a Juventus player.


You can read 90min's preview of Juventus vs Napoli here

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