Scutato holder Juventus will bid to survive their chances of saving the title against Croton at Allianz Stadium on Monday, February 22. Serie A is scheduled to close between the two sides at 8:45 am local time (Tuesday, February 23 at 1:15 pm IST). Here’s a look at Juventus vs. Croton team news, live stream details, and our prediction for the Crunch game.
Croton vs Juventus
Andrea Pirlo’s men are currently sixth in the Serie A standings with 42 points from 21 games. Juventus are now 11 points behind league leaders Inter Milan, with two more games. However, the Old Lady suffered a 1-0 defeat against Napoli in their last league outing. Bianconeri also stumbled into the Champions League, losing their first leg of 16 rounds against Porto.
On the other hand, Croton is at the bottom of the Serie A table with just 12 points from 22 games. Giovanni Stropa’s men have won just three since their promotion to the top level of Italian football. No team has lost more games (16) than Croton in the Italian top division this season. Croton also has the worst defensive record in the league and has scored 52 goals so far. Croton has won just one in their last six league games.
Juventus vs Croton team news, injuries and suspension
For Juventus, Giorgio Cielini closes during the loss against Porto and joins veteran center-back Leonardo Bonucci. Midfielder Arthur has also been ruled out due to a leg injury while Adrienne Rabiot has been suspended. Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to lead the line for Juventus.
For the visitors, Salvatore Molina is set to return to the team after recovering from a shoulder fracture. However, Ahmed Benali (thigh) and Giuseppe Cuomo (hip) are expected to be out again.
The last two games have been bad for their own unique reasons. And the fact that Juventus now faces a more difficult battle to try and stay in the Scootetto race, while also staying in the Champions League simply gives a very similar feel to the brand as to how this season has been. Hopefully this game against the worst team in the league, gets better overall than last time And Juventus and Croton played each other because we don’t really need to see this season the way it’s the final 180 minutes. Playing time but it’s been a much better performance than before and hopefully ahead. Will also be playing such games.