Cristiano Ronaldo will be eager to bounce back from being sent off against Valencia when the Bianconeri head back out on the road in Serie A
Juventus have won all four of their Serie A games so far, though their season has already been blighted after Cristiano Ronaldo was given a red card during his side’s Champions League clash with Valencia earlier in the week.
The loss of the Portuguese superstar will be a huge blow for the Italian side, who are desperate to taste European glory, particularly as it was Ronaldo’s experience in winning the competition that led them to spend such a hefty sum of cash on him.
The Serie A champions will travel to 19th-placed Frosinone on Sunday, in a game Ronaldo will be expected to feature prominently.
|Game||Frosinone vs Juventus|
|Date||Sunday, September 23|
|Time||7:30pm BST / 2:30pm EST|
TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch
In the United States (US), the game will not be televised but will be livestreamed on ESPN+.
|US TV channel||Online stream|
In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will be shown and livestreamed on Eleven Sports.
|UK TV channel||Online stream|
|Eleven Sports||Eleven Sports|
Squads & Team News
|Defenders||Zampano, Brighenti, Salamon, Krajnc, Molinaro, Goldaniga, Ariaudo, Capuano|
|Midfielders||Chibsah, Soddimo, Maiello, Ghiglione, Cassata, Beghetto|
|Forwards||Perica, Ciano, Ciofani, Campbell, Pinamonti|
Potential Frosinone XI: Sportiello; Zampano, Brighenti, Salamon, Krajnc, Molinaro; Chibsah Soddimo, Maillo; Perica, Ciano.
|Goalkeepers||Szczesny, Pinsoglio, Perin|
|Defenders||De Sciglio, Chiellini, Benatia, A. Sandro, Bonucci, Cancelo, Rugani, Spinazzola|
|Midfielders||Pjanic, Costa, Matuidi, Cuadrado, Can, Bentancur, Hallfredsson, Crisetig|
|Forwards||Dybala, Ronaldo, Mandzukic, Kean, Bernardeschi|
Douglas Costa has been banned from playing Juventus’ next four Serie A matches, but also picked up ankle and thigh knocks during the European tie against Valencia, which could leave him sidelined for up to four weeks.
Midfielder Sami Khedira also picked up an injury in Spain and will not feature.
Potential Juventus XI: Szczesny; Cancelo, Benatia, Bonucci, Alex Sandro; Khedira, Emre Can, Matuidi; Dybala, Mandzukic, Ronaldo.
Betting & Match Odds
Juventus are priced at odds of winning 1/6 according to bet 365, while a draw is available at 13/2. A win for Frosinone is set at 12/1.
Frosinone have lost three of their opening Serie A games so far, drawing the other, which is good news for Juventus and Ronaldo, should the Portuguese international want to bounce back from the devastation of his red card against Valencia.
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Ronaldo finally got off the mark last weekend as he opened his goalscoring account against Sassuolo, scoring two goals, and he is expected to make another solid contribution to the side when they travel to Frosinone – who are in the relegation zone.
The red card that the 33-year-old received will not rule him out of a return to former club Manchester United in the Champions League group stage, much to his and the Bianconeri’s relief.
Midfielder Costa was given a four-match ban for violent conduct and spitting on a Sassuolo player in the previous game, though will see out his ban from the medical table after picking up an injury in Spain.