Competition: Serie A Date: Saturday 19th November 2016 Venue: Juventus Stadium Kick-Off: 19:45 GMT
Juventus have suffered a huge blow with defender Andrea Barzagli ruled out of action for two months after dislocating his shoulder in the win over Chievo last week, and is joined by Giorgio Chiellini and Paolo Dybala both sidelined through injury.
Head coach Massimiliano is likely to recall midfielder German international Sami Khedira, along with defender Leonardo Bonucci who replaces the injured Barzagli in defense.
Meanwhile, Pescara remain without long term absentees Andrea Coda and Norbert Gyomber and PSG loanee Jean-Christophe Bahebeck are also unavailable, having missed the last five matches from a calf injury.
Serie A leaders Juventus return to action this weekend, when they play host to strugglers Pescara at the Juventus Stadium on Saturday night.
Massimiliano Allegri’s side sit four points clear at the top of the table as they look to record their sixth successive Scudetto title. The Bianconeri have won three on the trot, which included a 2-1 away win over Chievo at the Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi thanks to second half goals from Mario Mandzukic and Miralem Pjanic.
Juventus will be looking to continue that good run and make it four in a row at the weekend, and the Turin side will be certain favourites to take all three points.
In contrast, Pescara head into the match following an embarrassing 4-0 home defeat to fellow strugglers Empoli two weeks ago. As a result, it slipped them into the bottom three in 18th place which was their fourth straight league defeat; and the Biancazzurri could be facing a tough ask already for top flight survival after gaining promotion from Serie B last season.
Buffon (GK), Alves, Benatia, Bonucci, Lichtsteiner, Alex Sandro, Cuadrado, Khedira, Pjanic, Mandzukic, Higuain
Bizzarri (GK), Zampano, Campagnaro, Fornaiser, Crescenzi, Memushaj, Aquilani, Verre, Benali, Caprari, Manaj
Juventus have won 34 of their last 38 matches in Serie A.
Pescara have lost their last 4 matches in Serie A.