Sevilla are two points clear of Juventus at the top of Group H heading into the last games. Avoiding defeat here would maintain that lead before they travel to Lyon in the final match, which should ensure they finish the group stage as winners.
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They have won 10 of their last 12 competitive matches, but we are still waiting to see the best from Max Allegri’s side this season.
Sevilla have been formidable at home this season, winning seven of eight games on home soil. Juventus may not return home with three points here.
Sevilla – Samir Nasri missed their 3-2 win away to Deportivo at the weekend through injury and Jorge Sampaoli will be hoping to have the Manchester City loan star available against Juventus. Michael Krohn-Dehli and Benoît Trémoulinas are both ruled out.
Sampaoli has tinkered with his formation in each of the four Champions League group stage matches and all have yielded success. Sevilla secured a 0-0 draw against Juventus in the reverse fixture using a back four and the Sevilla boss may fell inclined to use that again here.
Juventus – Gonzalo Higuain has been ruled out of Tuesday’s trip to Spain after picking up a thigh strain at the weekend. With Paulo Dybala also out injured, Max Allegri is short of options and could be forced to 16-year-old Moise Kean to start alongside Mario Mandzukic.
Alternatively, Juventus could revert to a 4-3-3 formation. In this instance, Alex Sandro come be pushed right up alongside Mandzukic, with few other options available on that side.
Gianluigi Buffon was given a rest at the weekend and will return between the sticks on Tuesday for their must win clash with Group H leaders Sevilla. Miralem Pjanic, Giorgio Chiellini, Claudio Marchisio and Dani Alves were all rested at the weekend and are expected to all return to the starting XI, alongside Buffon.
Mario Lemina is available after serving a one-match suspension in the Champions League, but isn’t expected to feature. Marko Pjaca is also sidelined, while Stephan Lichtsteiner is ineligiblle here.
Sevilla have kept a clean sheet in their last 5 matches in UEFA Champions
League.Sevilla have won their last 3 UEFA Champions League matches .
Sevilla have seen under 2.5 goals in their last 3 matches against Juventus in all competitions.
Juventus are undefeated in their last 6 matches (UEFA Champions League).