Matchpack: Cesena v Juventus

Facts, team news and manager quotes ahead of the Serie A clash between Cesena and Juventus as top face bottom on Sunday.



Bottom club Cesena could go down if results go against them at the weekend. Vincenzo Iaquinta, Jorge Martinez, Daniel Pudil are out for the hosts. Marco Parolo and Steve von Bergen are, however, back from injury.

Juventus are only missing defender Leonardo Bonucci, who had minor surgery on a broken nose.


Mario Beretta: "(Adrian Mutu) had a great game (against Genoa), enhanced by the goal. We are counting on him to help us. We have to try to win if we are to stay up."

Antonio Conte: "My players are doing extraordinary things this season. We are still unbeaten and one point clear of a fantastic side like Milan. We must continue like this and think of our next game at Cesena that - for us and for them - will be the game of our lives."


Cesena have beaten Juventus only twice in their 23 previous meetings in the top-flight, the Old Lady have had the better on 11 occasions.

The last time Cesena beat Juve was 24 years ago (2-0 in Turin in November 1987): the Old Lady have gone unbeaten for 10 games since then against Cesena.

Cesena have won just one of their 11 home meetings against Juve, the guests have had the better on four occasions.

Their last three meetings in the league have all ended as draws.

Chilean Luis Jimenez has netted two of Cesena’s last three goals against Juventus in the league.

Juve have failed to score more than a single goal against Cesena only twice in Serie A.

This season, Cesena have won the fewest home games in the competition (just two); however, they have drawn their last two games at the Manuzzi.

Cesena have scored the fewest goals (19), whilst Juventus boast the best defence of this Serie A season (18 goals conceded).

Over the last four Serie A match-days, Alex Del Piero has played just 73 minutes (always as a sub), in this time he has created three goals scoring chances, scored two goals and assisted another.


Cesena 10/1, Juventus 3/10, Draw 4/1

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