Roma are set to be handed a double boost with Franceso Totti and Mohamed Salah back in training this week, but, are unlikely to start at the weekend due to lack of match fitness.
Defender Bruno Peres will miss the trip to Turin through injury, after spraining his ankle during the 1-0 win over Milan on Tuesday night.
Midfielder Stephan El Shaarawy could earn a recall in the starting line-up, and lead the attack alongside Bosnian international Edin Dzeko.
As for Juventus, forward Paolo Dybala returns having come on as a substitute during the derby day win over Torino last weekend, thus dropping Mario Mandzukic to the bench.
On the injury front, Old Lady are still without defensive trio Dani Alves, Leonardo Bonucci and Andrea Barzagli who are all sidelined through injury.
Two of Serie A’s heavyweights prepare for battle at the weekend, when Juventus play host to Roma in a top of the table clash at the Juventus Stadium on Saturday night.
The Bianconeri will be full of confidence after defeating city rivals Torino in the ‘Turin Derby’ last week, ending 3-1 to Maximiliano Allegri’s men leaving them four points clear at the top.
Andrea Bellotti gave the hosts an early lead on the 16th minute, but was denied by a Gonzalo Higuain brace and a stoppage time goal from Miralem Pjanic, sealing the win for the league leaders.
Meanwhile, Roma also head into the Scudetto showdown in fine form following a gutsy 1-0 win over rivals AC Milan at the Stadio Olimpico on Tuesday, to put them within four points of their weekend opponents at the summit.
Luciano Spalletti’s men are the top goal-scorers in Serie A this season with 36 goals, and forward Edin Dzeko lead’s the chart with 12 goals and two assists to his name.
Its set up for an epic bout between two of Italy’s most in-form sides, and a win for the Giallorossi on Saturday could show their credential as serious title contenders.
Last season, Roma ran out 2-1 winners thanks to goals from Miralem Pjanic and Edin Dzeko, but Bianconeri got their revenge in the corresponding fixture back in January; through a late Paolo Dybala strike to seal a 1-0 victory for Allegri’s side.
Buffon (GK), Lichtsteiner, Rugani, Chiellini, Alex Sandro, Khedira, Marchisio, Sturaro, Pjanic, Dybala, Higuain
Szczesny (GK), Rudiger, Manolas, Fazio, Emerson, De Rossi, Strootman, El Shaarawy, Nainggolan, Perotti, Dzeko