Match Today: Juventus vs Sassuolo 15-08-2022 Serie A
Juventus start their campaign in 2022/23 with a home game against Sassuolo at Allianz Stadium on Monday evening. It's been two years since Juventus last won the Serie A title, and Massimilano Allegri will be keen to change that when he begins the 2022/23 campaign against Sassuolo at home in Turin. The Bianconeri are coming from the back of a summer transfer window that has seen them make some pretty intriguing moves. Paul Pogba is the headliner, but the Frenchman is not yet fit to return to the field in black and white. Angel Di Maria and Felipe Costek have also joined the Allegri Revolution and will be sure to make an immediate impact. At Sassuolo, Juventus face an opponent who could hurt them in their day. Looking at the injuries in their books there is a high chance that the Turin giants will be injured if they are not at their best.
Juventus vs Sassuolo
Sassuolo finished a disappointing 11th place in Serie A last season. They lost Gianluca Scamaca this summer and replaced him with a talented young South American, Agustin Alvarez. With Filip Djuricic gone, the onus will be on star player Domenico Berardi to make the difference. Alessio Dionissi will be keen to improve at the end of last season and could make an early statement with his win on the opening day in Turin. Juventus is not the force they used to be and they have been brought back to earth recently. Given the injuries on Juve's roster, the game has more balance, likely to be the first surprise of the Serie A season.
Juventus was brought back to Earth after the 2022/23 cupless season. Their downfall in recent years coincided with the re-emergence of the Milan giants, leading to a massive shift in power in Serie A. Juventus chose experience over youngsters in the summer transfer window, including Paul Pogba, Philip Kostik and Angel Di Maria. One could argue that they are betting on immediate success over long-term development. With so many injured players out, Allegri will need to resort to his tactical acumen to negotiate a tough opening day encounter. The Torino side will be without Federico Chiesa, Wojciech Szczesny, Caio Jorge and Pogba, all of whom are ruled out due to injuries.
Weston McKinney and Juan Cuadrado are also recovering from injuries, and the touch-and-handling case may be the latter. Dusan Vlahovic also had a blow in pre-season but he should be fit to appear.
Sassuolo vs Juventus
Juventus are coming out of a difficult preparatory phase for a new season that has seen them fail on several occasions. They failed to replace Giorgio Chiellini, Paulo Dybala, Mathis de Ligt and Federico Bernardeschi, among others, all leaving this summer. Alvaro Morata also returned to Atlético Madrid and quickly scored a hat-trick against Juventus in a friendly match last week. Sassuolo has been the black horses of Serie A for the past few years, and he is able to deliver impressive and silly horses as well. Replacing Gianluca Scamaca will be a difficult task, and Nirverde suffered a blunt shock in their 3-2 defeat to Moderna's lower league side in an Italian Cup first-round match. Alessio Dionissi will be eager to shake off the defeat, and there is no better way to do that than to silence Allianz Stadium. . Juventus is not as frightening as it used to be, and there are those who are taking the match on them. How quickly Sassuolo gets stuck could set the pace for the tie.
Sassuolo has lost to Juventus 13 times in the Italian league so far, more than any other opponent in its history. Winning its opening Serie A match in consecutive seasons for the first time since 1979/80. Juventus have won 11 of the last 12 times they started their Serie A campaign at home. The last time they lost was against Udinese in 2015/2016. Juventus have not lost in 11 of their last 12 home matches. They have also scored two or more goals against Sassuolo in 12 of their last 13 matches.