Tonight it’s the Derby d’Italia and a top of the table showdown in Turin with Mirko Vucinic-Sebastian Giovinco against Rodrigo Palacio-Diego Milito-Antonio Cassano.
Something’s got to give this evening in the 19.45 GMT kick-off at the Juventus Stadium, as Juve have won all of their home games in Serie A and Inter have a 100 per cent record on their travels.
Vucinic has a good record against the Nerazzurri and his partner is Giovinco, while Claudio Marchisio and Arturo Vidal return from injury and suspension respectively.
Inter have a lengthy injury list with Philippe Coutinho, Wesley Sneijder, Dejan Stankovic, Joel Obi, MacDonald Mariga, Cristian Chivu and Jonathan.
There were also reports today that Walter Samuel and Andrea Ranocchia were carrying muscular problems.
Coach Andrea Stramaccioni had been expected to mirror Antonio Conte’s 3-5-2 system, leaving Cassano on the bench in favour of an all-Argentine front two of Palacio and Milito.
However, the youngest tactician in Serie A sticks with his 3-4-3 system and the impressive trident in Turin, leaving Fredy Guarin on the bench.
Juventus: 1 Buffon; 15 Barzagli, 19 Bonucci, 3 Chiellini; 26 Lichtsteiner, 23 Vidal, 21 Pirlo, 8 Marchisio, 22 Asamoah; 12 Giovinco, 9 Vucinic
Juventus bench: 30 Storari, 2 Lucio, 4 Caceres, 6 Pogba, 11 De Ceglie, 17 Bendtner, 20 Padoin, 24 Giaccherini, 27 Quagliarella, 32 Matri, 33 Isla, 39 Marrone
Inter: 1 Handanovic; 23 Ranocchia, 25 Samuel, 40 Juan Jesus; 4 Zanetti, 21 Gargano, 19 Cambiasso, 55 Nagatomo; 8 Palacio, 99 Cassano; 22 Milito
Inter bench: 12 Castellazzi, 27 Belec, 6 Silvestre, 11 Alvarez, 14 Guarin, 16 Mudingayi, 31 Pereira, 33 Mbaye, 41 Duncan, 88 Livaja