Wednesday January 27 2021
Probable line-ups: Juventus-SPAL

Dejan Kulusevski and Alvaro Morata are expected to start up front when Juventus host SPAL in the quarter-finals of the Coppa Italia tonight.

The match at the Allianz Stadium kicks off at 19.45 UK time.

Coach Andrea Pirlo wants to build on the good run when Pasquale Marino’s men arrive in Turin, the only Serie B team to qualify for the quarter-finals.

The winner of the match will face Inter in the last four and the match against the Biancazzurri will give Pirlo a chance to rotate and rest some of his key players.

Gianluigi Buffon should start in goal for the Bianconeri, with Radu Dragusin and Alessandro Di Pardo fighting for a place at right in the back four. Gianluca Frabotta should start at left, whilst Merih Demiral and Matthijs de Ligt seems to be available.

Nicolò Fagioli could start in the middle with Adrien Rabiot, as Aaron Ramsey and Federico Bernardeschi are expected out wide.

Cristiano Ronaldo will get a break, as Kulusevski and Morata should start up front for La Vecchia Signora.

The visitors are fifth in Serie B and come from four games unbeaten, including a 2-0 win over Sassuolo in the Cup, and are expected to come out in a 3-4-1-2 formation.

Veteran Sergio Floccari could start up front, next to 19-year-old Demba Seck, as Marino could hold back both Mattia Valoti and Alberto Paloschi, who have scored 10 goals between them in Serie B this term.

Juventus (probable): Buffon; Di Pardo, Demiral, De Ligt, Frabotta; Bernardeschi, Fagioli, Rabiot, Ramsey; Kulusevski, Morata

SPAL (probable): Berisha; Okoli, Vicari, Ranieri; Dickmann, Mora, Murgia, Sala; Brignola; Floccari, Seck

Referee: Pezzuto