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Date: February 24, 2013; Time: 2:00 PM UTC;
Venue: Juventus Stadium — Torino.
Scudetto holders will try to rehabilitate after loss to Roma. Head coach Beppe Iachini has never won Juventus, but his team has a three games unbeaten run ahead of Saturday’s game in Turin.
Juventus are at the top of Serie A with 55 points from 25 games. They have won 17, drawn 4 and lost 4 matches so far this season. Their last form has seen 2 defeats and 3 wins from last five fixtures. Last five home games Juve have finished with 3 wins and 2 draws. Juventus didn’t play any Cup matches this midweek, so they’ll be fresh. Juve has struggled in a few games after the Christmas break. So Napoli still cant count on Serie A trophy. Nvertheless, Juventus is still 4 points ahea of them.
Siena stands 18th in the league table with 21 points from 25 games, having won 7, drawn 6 and lost 12 so far this season. Siena is in good form now. They have seen 3 wins, 1draw and 1 defeat from last five Serie A games. Last five games on the road Siena have finished with 4 straight losses and one draw. Also, last two times when Siena has visited Torino it ended in a draw.
Simone Pepe has suffered a setback in training, so he is out due to a thigh injury. Coach Antonio Conte is also without Nicklas Bendtner, who is still recovering from adductor surgery. Defender Paolo De Ceglie is out cause of a thigh injury and Giorgio Chiellini will have one day to rest, while Claudio Marchisio returns from suspension.
Siena’s only injured player is a wing-back Angelo, who has a muscle injury. Defenders Roberto Vitiello and Claudio Terzi are serving bans for their 2011 match-fixing scandal.
Juventus line-up: Buffon, Bonucci, Marrone, Caceres, Lichtsteiner, Vidal, Pirlo, Marchisio, Kwadwo, Quagliarella, Giovinco.
Last three matches:
Roma 1 – Juventus 0;
Celtic 0 – Juventus 3;
Juventus 2 – Fiorentina 0.
Siena line-up: Pegolo, Texeira, Terlizzi, Felipe, Belmonte, Vergassola, Della Rocca, Rubin, Rosina, Setsu, Emeghara.
Last three matches:
Siena 3 – Lazio 0;
Bologna 1 – Siena 1;
Siena 3 – FC Internazionale 1.