Livorno vs. Juventus: Preview and TV schedule

Claudio Villa

Juventus should continue their winning streak away in Livorno on Sunday afternoon.

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.

More from our team sites

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.

Projected lineups

Livorno: Francesco Bardi; Federico Ceccherini, Leandro Rinaudo, Andrea Coda; Ibrahima Mbaye, Leandro Greco, Emerson Ramos Borges, Andrea Luci, Pasquale Schiattarella; Innocent Emeghara, Luca Siligardi.

Juventus: Gianluigi Buffon; Giorgio Chiellini, Arturo Vidal, Martín Cáceres; Kwadwo Asamoah, Claudio Marchisio, Andrea Pirlo, Paul Pogba, Simone Padoin; Fabio Quagliarella, Carlos Tévez.

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)

Follow @SBNationSoccer on TwitterLike SB Nation Soccer on Facebook

More in Soccer:

Tony Pulis could be right for Palace

Can Illara replace Khedira?

Ballon d’Or voting extension probably favors Cristiano Ronaldo

Brazil 2014 will be dominated by individuals

How do footballers end up on stamps in Tajikistan?

Latest News

In This Article

Teams
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.