Massimiliano Allegri’s men will be eager to find out whether their main rivals Napoli will able to win away to Inter with anything other than a victory giving Juventus full control of the title race.
The Bianconeri have turned things around following a poor start and their steely defensive record will once again be put to the test as they have only conceded six goals all season at home in Serie A.
Palermo, on the other hand, have had a vastly contrasting season. Tempestuous chairman Maurizio Zamparini sacked a coach for the eighth time this season getting rid of Walter Novellino and re-installing Davide Ballardini.
Former Palermo striker Paulo Dybala, who Juventus signed in the summer will be back from injury for this tie and will be in with a shout of beating his compatriot Carlos Tevez’s goal tally in his first season at Juventus with Dybala currently on 18 and Tevez ending his debut campaign with 21.
Robin Quaison will be suspended for the game at the Juventus Stadium and Aljaz Struna is a doubt for the visitors.
Form Guide: Juventus (W-W-W-W-W) Palermo (L-L-L-D-L)
Expected Starting XIs
Juventus: Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Rugani; Cuadrado, Khedira, Marchisio, Pogba, Evra; Mandzukic, Dybala
Palermo: Sorrentino; Morganella, Gonzalez, Andelkovic, Lazaar; Hiljemark, Jajalo, Chochev; Brugman; Vazquez, Gilardino