Genoa vs. Juventus: Preview and TV schedule

Gabriele Maltinti

Serie A league leaders Juventus travel to play inconsistent Genoa late on Sunday.

Juventus have stormed 14 points clear of nearest challengers AS Roma at the top of the Serie A table, with Antonio Conte's side having still only lost once all league season. It's unlikely that's going to change this weekend, with the bianconeri travelling to play mid-table Genoa late on Sunday.

The grifone have been frustratingly inconsistent so far this season, with their 2-1 defeat to relegation-threatened Chievo Verona last time out ending a four-match unbeaten streak. Still, with their pre-season aim being just consolidating their position in Serie A, they haven't fared too badly. You never quite know what you're going to get with Gian Piero Gasperini's side, though it's safe to say a win against the league leaders is pretty unlikely.

Any advantage they may have gained from the absence of Juventus' injured star striker Carlos Tévez is negated by their own selection concerns. Gasperini will be without a handful of key first teamers, including midfielder Juraj Kucka, talented young wing-back Šime Vrsaljko, and the suspended midfielder Isaac Cofie.

Genoa injuries and suspensions

Out: Alessandro Gamberini, Antonio Donnarumma, Juraj Kucka, Šime Vrsaljko, Luca Antonini (injured); Isaac Cofie (suspended). In doubt: None.

Juventus injuries and suspensions

Out: Simone Pepe, Claudio Marchisio, Carlos Tévez, Sebastian Giovinco, Mirko Vučinić (injured). In doubt: None.

Projected lineups

Genoa: Mattia Perin; Giovanni Marchese, Sebastien De Maio, Nicolás Burdisso; Luca Antonelli, Andrea Bertolacci, Matuzalém, Stefano Sturaro, Marco Motta; Alberto Gilardino, Giuseppe Sculli.

Juventus: Gianluigi Buffon; Giorgio Chiellini, Leonardo Bonucci, Andrea Barzagli; Federico Peluso, Paul Pogba, Andrea Pirlo, Arturo Vidal, Stephan Lichtsteiner; Pablo Osvaldo, Fernando Llorente.

Match Date/Time: Sunday, 8:45 p.m. local, 3:45 p.m. ET

Venue: Stadio Luigi Ferraris, Genoa, Italy

TV: RAI Internazionale (U.S. and Canada - Italian), BT Sport 1 (U.K.), Sky Sport 1 HD Italia, Sky Calcio 1 (Italy)

Online: beIN Sports Play (U.S. and Canada), BT Sport 1 (U.K.)

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