Unbeaten AS Roma may have stolen most of the Serie A headlines after 12 rounds, though scudetto holders Juventus are looking ever more ominous. With four straight wins they've quietly positioned themselves in second place, ready to capitalise on the inevitable giallorossi slip-ups.
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Newly-promoted Livorno shouldn't be able to prevent the bianconeri picking up three further points this weekend, despite causing Inter Milan some problems prior to the international break -- eventually succumbing to a 2-0 defeat after a stubborn defensive display. They'll no doubt look to sit back and soak up pressure once again, but so effective are Juventus at grinding teams down, it's hard to see the amaranto holding on for any points.
That's even more the case given the absence of star striker Paulinho Betanin through suspension. He's sidelined alongside injured attacker Rubén Botta. For Juventus, Leonardo Bonucci and Angelo Ogbonna are both suspended, meaning we could see midfielder Arturo Vidal drop into the back three. Stephan Lichtsteiner, Simone Pepe, Mauricio Isla and Sebastian Giovinco are all doubtful with injuries.
Livorno injuries and suspensions
Out: Rubén Botta (injured); Paulinho Betanin (suspended). In doubt: None.
Juventus injuries and suspensions
Out: Leonardo Bonucci, Angelo Ogbonna (suspended). In doubt: Stephan Lichtsteiner, Simone Pepe, Mauricio Isla, Sebastian Giovinco.
Livorno: Francesco Bardi; Federico Ceccherini, Leandro Rinaudo, Andrea Coda; Ibrahima Mbaye, Leandro Greco, Emerson Ramos Borges, Andrea Luci, Pasquale Schiattarella; Innocent Emeghara, Luca Siligardi.
Match Date/Time: Sunday, 3 p.m. local, 9 a.m. ET
Venue: Stadio Armando Picchi, Livorno, Italy
TV: beIN Sport USA (U.S. - English), RAI Internazionale (U.S. and Canada - Italian), BT Sport 2 (U.K.), Premium Calcio 2, Sky Calcio 1 (Italy)
Online: beIN Sport Play (U.S. and Canada)