Cagliari vs Juventus, Serie A preview and where to get live streaming in India
Juventus travel to Cagliari hoping to see striker Cristiano Ronaldo get closer to the Golden Boot. Watch the Serie A match live.
Juventus will visit the Sardegna Arena on Thursday to face Cagliari after the Old Lady wrapped up the Serie A title with a comprehensive victory over Sampdoria on Monday.
Despite lifting the trophy, Maurizio Sarri will want to keep his boys sharp for their UEFA Champions League campaign that starts on August 8. You can watch live streaming of Cagliari vs Juventus.
Cagliari, on the other hand, will look for their first victory in July after Walter Zenga's men dropped points (4 draws and 4 losses) in their last eight matches.
Where they stand in the Serie A table
Juventus sealed the title race with 83 points from 36 games - with two matches to go - and a six-point lead over second-placed Inter Milan.
Cagliari sit 14th on the Serie A points table with 42 points after 36 games. However, if things go their way in the next two games, the Isolani will be optimistic about a top-10 finish.
Likely starting line-ups
Cagliari predicted starting XI: Alessio Cragno, Fabio Pisacane, Luca Ceppitelli, Sebastian Walukiewicz, Federico Mattiello, Valter Birsa, Artur Ionita, Marko Rog, Charalampos Lykogiannis, Giovanni Simeone, Joao Pedro
Juventus predicted starting XI: Gianluigi Buffon, Juan Cuadrado, Daniele Rugani, Alex Sandro, Blaise Matuidi, Miralem Pjanic, Federico Bernardeschi, Douglas Costa, Gonzalo Higuain, Cristiano Ronaldo
Injury updates and team news
Maurizio Sarri will have to do without star winger Douglas Costa, who is sidelined after suffering an injury during training.
Apart from him, Juventus will continue to be without defenders Giorgio Chiellini and Mattia De Sciglio and midfielder Sami Khedira.
Star striker Paulo Dybala and full-back Danilo were subbed off after they got injured during the first half against Sampdoria. And with the all-important UEFA Champions League second-leg coming up, Sarri will look to rest them against Cagliari.
Cagliari, meanwhile, will be without Nahitan Nandez, who has to serve a one-match ban after picking up a yellow card in their last fixture.
Cagliari vs Juventus head-to-head
The Islanders have played the Serie A giants 77 times in the top-flight, losing 40 times and drawing on 26 occasions.
Despite Juventus’ recent under-par performance on the road, Cagliari will hardly fancy their chances of a win, given their last win against the Old Lady came in the 2009-10 season.
Players to watch out for
All eyes will be on Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo, who is racing against time to win the Golden Boot this season. With 31 goals in 32 matches, the Portuguese international has now joined Felice Borel to be the highest scorer in a single season for Juventus.
However, with Lazio’s Ciro Immobile taking his tally to 34 goals in the last match, Ronaldo will need something special.
For Cagliari, however, Joao Pedro and Giovanni Simeone remain the biggest source of goals with the duo having 29 goals between them this season so far.
Where to watch Cagliari vs Juventus live
The match between Cagliari and Juventus will take place on July 30, with kick-off scheduled for 1:15 am in India and will be broadcast live on Sony TEN 2 and Sony TEN 2 HD. Live streaming will be available on Sony Liv.