A bitter blow suffered last weekend leaves the Bianconeri battling for a Champions League place with little left of the campaign.
Juventus clash with Sassuolo at the Citta del Tricolore tonight for their 35th match of the Serie A season.
Andrea Pirlo’s men cannot afford to drop any more points if they want to avoid further embarrassment by – after failing to defend their league crown – finishing outside of a top-four spot. It is already too late, however, as their Champions League qualification depends on other teams slipping up.
Juve sit at fifth place in the Serie A standings, three points below fourth-placed AC Milan while Sassuolo are down at eighth with 56 points.
Sassuolo vs Juventus Form
Unbeaten in their last six games (5W, 1D), the hosts are in fine form. They warmed up for Wednesday’s outing with a 2-1 win over Genoa.
Roberto De Zerbi’s side’s resurgence since losing to champions-elect Inter Milan has helped them rise up to eighth place on the table. They are now just one point short of securing the Europa League playoffs.
The visitors, meanwhile, were humiliated 3-0 at home soil at the hands of AC Milan last time out. The defeat put Cristiano Ronaldo and co. at the risk of dropping to the Europa League next season.
Largely struggling with consistency this season, the Old Lady have picked up only seven points from an available 15 from their last five games.
Sassuolo vs Juventus Head-to-head
Juve hold clear head-to-head advantage with 12 wins in 16 encounters between the two sides.
The most recent encounter in the reverse fixture this season back in January ended in a 3-1 win for Pirlo’s men.
Sassuolo vs Juventus Team News
De Zerbi has only a single injury concern, with Filippo Romagna out with a knee injury.
Pirlo has a fully-fit squad to choose from.