Juventus vs Carpi: The Bianconeri look to wrap things up

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Juventus will be looking to make it a tenth straight home win without conceding a goal as they take on minnows Carpi at Juventus Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Thanks to Roma’s defeat of Napoli, Juventus were able to ensure that the Scudetto remained in Turin for a fifth consecutive season. The Bianconeri are the only Italian side to have won the league side five times on two separate occasions. They are also the first to have lost four out of the opening ten matches and still managed to win the championship at the end of the season.

Next up for Juventus will be the Coppa Italia final on May 21st in which they will take on AC Milan. Massimiliano Allegri’s side, naturally, are viewed as the major favorites to win that and make it back-to-back domestic doubles. Juventus will be coming into this match having secured a hard-fought 2-1 win over Fiorentina thanks to goals from Mario Mandzukic and Alvaro Morata, and one of these men will likely be partnered with Paulo Dybala for this fixture.

Giorgio Chiellini and Claudio Marchisio are among those out for the hosts, so Allegri could again go with the same starting XI that featured in Florence, or perhaps make a few modifications up front. Fans could see a different strike pairing than they are accustomed to seeing on a regular basis.

As Juventus celebrate being crowned champions of Italy, Carpi may have the chance to have something to cheer about at the end of the term, too. The Biancorossi, who are in the top flight for the first time in their history, have fared better than many had anticipated. With 35 points, Fabrizio Castori’s side are just within touching distance of safety and only need a few points to make sure they remain in Serie A for a sophomore term.

Although they are not expected to get anything out of this game with Juventus, Carpi did manage to give the Bianconeri a bit of a fright in their first ever meeting earlier this season. A late series of lax errors on Juve’s behalf nearly cost Allegri’s side the game as it finished 3-2, and Bianconeri supporters will be expecting to see a much better showing this time around.

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Michelle Bonsu

Freelance football journalist based in New York. Primarily support AC Milan as well as the Ghanaian and Italian NT’s, but you’ll find me watching the Bundesliga and Premier League as well–enjoy a good game, regardless of where it’s being played. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is one of my favourite players.