Juventus vs Cagliari Preview: How to Watch on TV, Live Stream, Kick Off Time & Team News

                    Juventus are back in action in Serie A this weekend | Silvia Lore/Getty Images

                    Juventus have a chance to hoist themselves up Serie A this weekend when they host Cagliari at the Allianz Stadium.

                    Andrea Pirlo's side are labouring in fifth place after seven games, and trail rejuvenated table-toppers Milan by four points after Felipe Caicedo's injury-time goal earned Lazio a point against I Bianconeri last time out.

                    Cagliari are sitting comfortably in mid-table - having accrued ten points from their opening seven fixtures - and trail Juventus by just three points.

                    Here's 90min's preview of the game.

                    Juventus have lost just once in their last 38 league games at home | Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images

                    Where to Watch

                    When Is Kick Off? Saturday 21 November
                    What Time Is Kick Off? 19:45 (GMT)
                    Where Is it Played? Allianz Stadium
                    TV Channel/Live Stream? Premier Sports (UK)
                    Referee? Fabio Maresca

                    Team News

                    Juventus will welcome defenders Matthijs de Ligt and Alex Sandro back into their side for the first time this season, but Giorgio Chiellini, Leonardo Bonucci and Aaron Ramsey are all ruled out for the next few weeks.

                    Cagliari manager Eusebio Di Francesco is without defenders Charalampos Lykogiannis and Paulo Farago through injury, but otherwise they are expected to be unchanged from their win over Sampdoria last time out.

                    Predicted Lineups

                    Juventus' predicted lineup

                    Juventus: Szczesny; Danilo, de Ligt, Demiral; Cuadrado, Bentancur, Rabiot, Sandro; Kulusevski, Morata, Ronaldo.

                    Cagliari: Cragno; Zappa, Walukiewicz, Godin, Carboni; Rog, Marin; Ounas, Pedro, Nandez; Simeone

                    Cagliari's predicted lineup

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                    Juventus have won just two of their last five games in all competitions, but their forwards are in very decent form. Alvaro Morata has three goals in his last three games for Juventus, and he was also on the scoresheet as Spain thumped Germany 6-0 in midweek.

                    Morata has been in good touch for club and country | Soccrates Images/Getty Images

                    They will look to shut out the defensive lapses against a Cagliari side who have scored at least twice in each of their last five Serie A fixtures. With four wins in their last five in all competitions, Cagliari will be confident of springing a surprise.

                    Here's how they've both performed in their last five.


                    Lazio 1-1 Juventus (08/11)
                    Ferencvaros 1-4 Juventus (04/11)
                    Spezia 1-4 Juventus (01/11)
                    Juventus 0-2 Barcelona (28/10)
                    Juventus 1-1 Verona (25/10)

                    Pedro celebrates his goal in the win over Sampdoria | Emanuele Perrone/Getty Images


                    Cagliari 2-0 Sampdoria (07/11)
                    Bologna 3-2 Cagliari (31/10)
                    Cagliari 1-0 Cremonense (28/10)
                    Cagliari 4-2 Crotone (25/10)
                    Torino 2-3 Cagliari (18/10)


                    On paper you'd expect a straight forward win for Juventus. They've lost just once in their last 38 home league games and have beaten Cagliari in each of their last five matches in all competitions.

                    Cagliari will be hopeful that their attacking form can trouble Juventus defensively, but the return of two key defenders for the champions should be enough to see them back to winning ways.

                    Cristiano Ronaldo and Alvaro Morata are both in great touch and it's likely that both will get on the scoresheet as Juventus claim all three points again.

                    Prediction: Juventus 3-0 Cagliari