Date: 9th January 2021 at 12:30pm
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After their big win over league leaders AC Milan in midweek, it is about building on that for Juventus on Sunday as they host Sassuolo (-off 20:45)

PROBABLE LINE-UPS

Juventus (4-4-2): Szczesny; Danilo, Bonucci, Demiral, Frabotta; Chiesa, McKennie, Arthur, Ramsey; Dybala, Ronaldo.

Unavailable: Alex Sandro, Cuadrado, Morata, De Ligt.

Sassuolo (4-2-3-1): Consigli; Toljan, Chiriches, Ferrari, Rogerio; Lopez, Locatelli; Djuricic, Traoré, Boga; Caputo.

Unavailable: Ricci, Romagna, Berardi.

KEY

– Juventus have only lost one of their 14 meetings with Sassuolo (W10 D3) and have beaten them the most often in the competition (10) with 35 goals conceded by the Neroverdi (fewer only than against Atalanta, 36).

– Sassuolo have picked up only one point in seven Serie A away meetings against Juventus via last season’s match (2-2, December 2019), in which they scored as many goals as in the previous six games at the Stadium.

– Juventus have won only four of their first seven Serie A home matches in a season for the first time since 2015/16, when they eventually won eight.

– Sassuolo haven’t repeated the same results in two successive games in their last 12 league matches, winning the last one against Genoa (2-1).

– Juventus could win three Serie A games in a row for the first time since July 2020 (seven).

– In the last five matchdays, Juventus have scored each of their 12 league goals from open play: only Udinese (4/4) have also scored each of their goals from this situation in the same period.

– Sassuolo have collected 29 points and scored 29 goals after 16 Serie A games for the first time in their history: their record in the first half of a season (after 19 matchdays) is 31 points (2015/16).

– Juventus’ Federico Chiesa has scored four goals in his last five Serie A appearances; he could find the net in three successive league matches for the first time in the competition.

– Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first when Juventus beat Sassuolo 2-1 in September 2018 (a brace); he has scored four goals against them in four meetings in the competition.

– Sassuolo’s striker Francesco Caputo has been involved in five goals in four Serie A matches against Juventus (three goals and two assists) – against no other side has he managed more.