Juventus face another potential banana skin on the road in Serie A as they travel to face Bologna this weekend.
The Old Lady lost ground in their quest for a return to the top four after they stumbled to a 1-1 draw away to newly promoted Venezia last time out.
Massimiliano Allegri is wrestling with a few injury problems, but he will view his side’s remaining two fixtures before the winter break – Juve host Cagliari next midweek – as an opportunity to get points on the board.
Here’s how Juve could line up.
Wojciech Szczesny (GK) – Has recovered from his early season malaise to produce a string of excellent displays.
Mattia De Sciglio (RB) – Made his return from injury last time out and looked surprisingly up to speed.
Leonardo Bonucci (CB) – Looked somewhat shaky against Venezia but you’d back the Italy international to respond this weekend.
Matthis de Ligt (CB) – The Dutchman is growing into a more mature defender alongside the experienced Bonucci.
Luca Pellegrini (LB) – Provided the assist for Morata’s strike last weekend with a delicious delivery from out wide.
Juan Cuadrado (RM) – Has been forced to fill in at full back recently, but De Sciglio’s return has meant a return to his more favoured position higher up the pitch.
Manuel Locatelli (CM) – The former Sassuolo man is an ever present under Allegri.
Rodrigo Bentancur (CM) – Capable of putting his foot on the ball even in the most pressurised situations for Juventus.
Federico Bernardeschi (LM) – Has looked particularly threatening in recent games, laying on a gorgeous assist for Moise Kean against Malmo earlier this month.
Moise Kean (ST) – Paulo Dybala could miss out due to injury, opening the door for the Italian to start.
Alvaro Morata (ST) – Tends to miss chances but if you create enough for the Spaniard he will deliver.
You can read 90min’s preview of Bologna vs Juventus here.