Match Today: Juventus vs Spezia 31-08-2022 Serie A
Unbeaten Juventus receive Spezia at Allianz Stadium in Serie A on Wednesday evening. Juventus' suffering continued as Massimiliano Allegri was injured by watching another midfielder limping against Roma last Saturday.
Adrien Rabiot may not return directly to the starting line-up after suffering a muscle spasm in the capital's side.
Paul Pogba has yet to make his club debut after rupturing his meniscus in July while Arthur continues to struggle with an ankle problem. Marley Ake has also been absent with an issue in the same area and Felix Correa is not expected to return from surgery on his shoulder until next month.
Juventus vs Spezia
Meanwhile, Caio Jorge and Federico Chiesa are both long-term absentees but Leonardo Bonucci, Angel Di Maria and Niccol Fagioli were deemed fit enough to take part in partial training. However, it is unlikely that any of these trio will be ready to visit FC Spezia. Albin Ekdal's red card left Spezia fighting against Sassuolo with ten men in the final eight minutes but the hosts managed to maintain a 2-2 draw - despite facing six shots (half of them). He came from inside the six-yard area) at the time. Along with the suspended Swede, Petko Hristov is in doubt as an injury forced him out during the interval between last weekend's draw. Both full-backs Kelvin Amiens (belly) and Salva Ferrer's knee will also miss. Daniel Maldini, on loan from Milan, has yet to appear with his new team while he is treating a muscle problem.
Spezia vs Juventus
Unbeaten in five Serie A home matches, Juventus scored four consecutive victories over Spezia. Spezia has only two wins in 10 league games. Juventus conceded one goal in their first three league matches. Spezia netted five times in the last two matches. Juventus have not tasted defeat yet, but have rarely performed well with a comparable result, Allegri noted at the weekend. He ponders: "Satan invented this game." “In three games, the most dangerous match [with a loss] was Sassuolo and we won it 3-0. Despite promising signs against Roma, expecting a convincing performance from Juventus is a much more risky business than striving for a Bianconeri win. Regardless of his appearance, Juventus is the favorite to win for the fifth time in a row in the Italian league against Spezia.