On Wednesday night n the Champions League group stage, Juventus will host holders of the Champions League Chelsea. The Italian giants are aiming for their fourth victory in five matches across all competitions, as well as to extend their unbeaten run against the Blues to four games. Here is everything you need to know about Juventus vs Chelsea football prediction for the Champions League match of the season.
Paulo Dybala and Alvaro Morata are out from Juve’s squad after sustaining an injury in 3-2 win over Sampdoria on Sunday.
Kaio Jorge and Arthur are also out for the Serie A club.
Dybala is expected to be replaced by Dejan Kulusevski alongside Moise Kean.
In the 1-0 loss to Manchester City, Mason Mount was injured and will be evaluated before the trip to Turin.
Reece James and Jorginho were both forced off in the defeat, with the latter more likely to be passed fit than the former, while Christian Pulisic is out.
With Cesar Azpilicueta shifting to right wing-back to cover for James, Thiago Silva is expected to start at center-back.
Hakim Ziyech and Kai Havertz are also set to be recalled.
Juventus vs Chelsea prediction
Juventus won Serie A match over Sampdoria but at the cost of both Paulo Dybala and Alvaro Morata’s injuries. Their absence on Wednesday is a huge setback.
On Saturday, Chelsea’s unbeaten league start to the season came to an end when they were defeated 1-0 by Manchester City. Since a 3-0 defeat in Turin in 2012, this will be the Blues’ first meeting with the Old Lady.
Keeping only one clean sheet in their last 21 games across all competitions Juventus were surprisingly vulnerable despite being famous for their defensive abilities.
Both teams will regard Wednesday’s game as a “must-win” if they are to take first place in Group H. A hard-fought match is expected in Turin, but the Blues are expected to win by a slim margin.
Juventus possible starting lineup: Perin; Danilo, Chiellini, Bonucci, Sandro; Bentancur, Locatelli, Ramsey; Chiesa, Kean, Kulusevski
Chelsea possible starting lineup: Mendy; Christensen, T. Silva, Rudiger; Azpilicueta, Kovacic, Jorginho, Alonso; Havertz, Lukaku, Werner
Our Prediction: Juventus 0-1 Chelsea