Serie A - Matchpack: Juventus v Siena
Team news, manager quotes and match facts ahead of the weekend's Serie A clash between Juventus and Siena at Juventus Stadium.
Siena are set to make a couple of change with Angelo and Franco Brienza set to come in for Emanuele Pesoli and Gaetano D'Agostino. Goalkeeper Zeljko Brkic and midfielder Francesco Bolzoni remain out with knocks.
Antonio Conte (Juventus): “Everyone is in good shape at the moment, so I am happy that I’ve got the opportunity to make choices. There will be room for everybody and we need all of our players throughout the campaign. Even those who score a brace can end up on the bench and shouldn’t be surprised. Siena are tough opponents and we have to go into this wary of what awaits us.”
Giuseppe Sannino (Siena): "Juventus are a fantastic team. We will be playing in a fantastic stadium against a great side. We need to get points against every opponent in our battle to avoid the drop. My players will need to show heart and passion to have a chance to win this game."
These two sides have met 13 times in Serie A: Juventus lead by 11 wins to one.
Siena’s only win came when the Old Lady failed to score (1-0 at the Artemio Franchi in May 2008).
Last May’s 3-3 draw ended a run of five consecutive wins at home for Juventus against the Tuscans in Serie A.
Juventus remain the only side still unbeaten amongst the top five European leagues this season (12 wins and eight draws).
The Bianconeri also boast the best defence of this competition (only 13 goals conceded this term).
Juve have scored in each of their last 15 home games (on average 2.1 goals per game).
Siena have won just one of their last 11 league games, 4-0 against Lazio.
Away from home Siena are on a run of five consecutive defeats, and are winless in 16 Serie A games (since February 2010).
Alex Del Piero has already scored 12 goals against Siena – his favourite opponent in Serie A.
Against the Tuscans, Del Piero has already netted a hat-trick and four braces in the top-flight.
Siena have lost nine of their 11 games from trailing situations, drawing two; Juve have drawn each of the three games in which they have been behind in this campaign.
Juventus (1/3) Siena (12/1) Draw (22/5)