Juventus begin their Serie A title defence when they visit Parma in this season opener. The Old Ladies have experienced some changes over the summer with the likes of Maurizio Sarri and Matthijs de Ligt joining them.
Juve seems to be looking to move away from the normal safety first approach most Italian teams adopt. With Sarri, they would play a more attacking based football with more emphasis on keeping hold of the ball and entertaining fans.
Sarri was vindicated during his spell at Chelsea. Prior to joining the Blues, we had branded him a trophyless manager, but he left England after reaching the final of the Carabao Cup and winning the Europa League.
At Juve, he has more support and has the luxury of playing some of the world’s best players and it would be interesting to see how they start their campaign.
Parma would be looking to end this season in a better position than they did last season and a good start here would help boost their morale ahead of the other fixtures.
They drew 3-3 against Juventus the last time both sides met in the league and a similar showing would be a major result for them.