Juventus will reportedly spring a tactical surprise against Napoli on Friday by lining up in a 4-3-2-1 formation.
Juve had been tipped to play in a 3-4-2-1 at the San Paolo, but Tuttojuve.com claims Max Allegri has made a late switch to the system also known as the ‘Christmas Tree’.
Consequently, Andrea Barzagli would be dropped to make way for midfielder Blaise Matuidi, with Mattia De Sciglio and Kwadwo Asamoah flanking the back four.
Despite talk of Paulo Dybala possibly functioning as a false nine, the website concludes by expecting him to play just behind Gonzalo Higuain.
Juve XI for Napoli (probable): Buffon; De Sciglio, Benatia, Chiellini, Asamoah; Khedira, Pjanic, Matuidi; Dybala, Douglas Costa; Higuain.
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