What to expect from Juventus’ game against AC Milan in the Serie A title

Juventus face AC Milan at the San Siro on Sunday with hopes of a third consecutive Serie A victory after being thrashed 4-0 at the hands of Roma last weekend.

With a chance of repeating their first two wins against Roma, and a second successive home win, the Bianconeri need to make the most of the opportunity given the Nerazzurri’s weak attack and lack of quality.

After losing two straight games, Juve have scored just seven goals in seven Serie A outings.

With a win against Milan, they will move to 17th in the table.

It is expected that Juve will be without Dani Alves, while Giorgio Chiellini is likely to be rested after missing the last two matches due to illness.

The Nerazzurs are without Andrea Barzagli, Sergio Aguero and Leonardo Bonucci.

The Italian coach, Roberto Mancini, has previously admitted that he is not sure who will start in defence against Milan.

While the Biancons are expected to rely on their attacking flair, it is likely that they will rely on the fullbacks in their attack, with Andrea Barragli and Gianluigi Buffon both set to return to the squad. 

The Nerazzuri are also without Diego Simeone, who missed the last three matches due, in part, to a hamstring injury.

With the Italian champions struggling with injuries, they are likely to have a different approach to their game than Juventus did last season.

Juventus have lost three of their last five games and have now won just once in the league this term.

They were knocked out of the Champions League at the quarter-final stage last season after failing to make it out of Group D. The last time they were beaten by Milan in Serie A was in April 2012.

Juve have been a shadow of their former self in the Champions Cup, but their form has improved over the last month, and they will be hoping that their recent success can continue.