Juve hopeful of returning to win column

Juventus may be unbeaten in 22 Serie A matches this season but the club enters the weekend in second place, one point back of leaders AC Milan.

It is impressive to go 22 games without a loss, but the fact that 10 of those 22 contests have ended in draws still leaves room for improvement.

Manager Antonio Conte saw his side held to a 0-0 draw by Parma on Wednesday, preventing the Old Lady from returning to the top of the league.

And although Juve still has a game in hand on Milan, the club needs to make a habit out of collecting three points at a time in order to claim its first league title since the 2002-03 campaign.

Conte will be hoping that his side can return to winning ways on Saturday against Catania, which will be buoyed by a 4-0 victory over Genoa last time out.

Juve has failed to score in its last two league games so improvement in front of goal will be required, while Catania will look to move further up the table after climbing nine points above the drop zone.

Milan will try to maintain its lead at the top of the league with a win at second-from-the-bottom Cesena, which owns only one point from its previous four games, while Lazio aims to keep hold of third place by securing a win at Palermo.

Udinese has lost three of its last four matches and will try to snap that poor run of form with three points against Cagliari, Roma welcomes Parma to the Stadio Olimpico, Lecce and Siena square off in a match rife with relegation implications, Genoa meets Chievo with both sides trying to stop two-game losing streaks while last-place Novara tries to build on its 1-0 upset of Inter Milan with three more points against Atalanta.