Juventus vs. Genoa: Where to Watch Serie A, TV Channel, Live Stream and Odds

Cristiano Ronaldo is set to return to the starting XI as Juventus hosts Genoa on Wednesday in the midweek round of Serie A.

Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri opted to rest the Portuguese star on Saturday for the trip to Lecce, but Ronaldo will lead the Bianconeri's attack again on Wednesday.

The Old Lady extended its unbeaten record to nine league games with a 1-1 draw on Saturday, but retained top spot in Serie A as Inter Milan failed to capitalize on its slip-up and were held to a 2-2 draw at home by Parma.

In his first season in charge of Juventus, Sarri has wasted no time in shaping the team to his philosophy.

That has included bringing Gonzalo Higuain back in the fold.

Under Massimiliano Allegri last season the Argentine had limited chances and was sent on loan to Chelsea, where he played under Sarri.

The latter, however, has brought Higuain back in the fold this season and the Argentine has played 11 games so far, while Paulo Dybala has started just five matches.

Paulo Dybala, Juventus
Paulo Dybala, No, 10, of Juventus celebrates after scoring the opening goal from the penalty spot during the Serie A match against US Lecce at Stadio Via del Mare on October 26 in Lecce, Italy. Maurizio Lagana/Getty

The latter has scored four goals in the last four games in all competitions, but Sarri suggested his team remained short of options up-front. That, in turn, had led to him using Ronaldo more than he would have liked.

"Even for him [Ronaldo] there will be need for rest," Sarri said in his press conference. "We'll see based on how he's feeling. I don't know when, we will decide. Right now we don't have a lot of options in order to completely rotate the squad. We'll change things with regards to the conditions of the players."

Juventus lacked its usual edge against newly-promoted Lecce, but Leonardo Bonucci refused to blame Ronaldo's absence and urged his team to get back to winning ways on Wednesday.

"We have to roll up our sleeves and be even more determined—and learn quickly too, otherwise we can end up dropping important points," he was quoted as saying by AFP. "That's what happened on [Saturday]. Luckily we have a chance to get straight back to winning ways on Wednesday."

We return to the Allianz for @SerieA action on Wednesday 🇮🇹⚽️

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— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) October 27, 2019

Genoa, meanwhile, arrives into the game on the back of a much-needed win.

In his first game in charge, Thiago Motta saw his team beat Brescia 3-1 to snap a three-game losing streak to move out of the relegation zone.

Even more impressively, Genoa's three scorers were all substitutes introduced by Motta within a 20-minute spell in the second half.

Having taken one point from the previous six games, Genoa turned to Motta, who played for the club for a season in 2008-09, after firing Aurelio Andreazzoli.

Motta is technically not fully qualified to coach—he's still undertaking courses to obtain his UEFA Pro licence—and his appointment was not met with universal approval by Genoa fans.

If his first game in charge was anything to go by, however, that may change soon.

Here's everything you need to know ahead of Wednesday.

When and where is the game?

Juventus hosts Genoa at the Juventus Stadium in Turin on Wednesday, October 30, with kickoff scheduled for 9 p.m. local time (4 p.m. ET).

Juventus has won three of the last five games against Genoa but the Rossoblu are undefeated in the last two meetings, drawing 1-1 in Turin and winning 2-0 at home last season.

TV coverage and live stream

The game will be broadcast live on ESPN+ and will also be available in Italian on RAI Italia via fuboTV.

Form

Despite drawing 1-1 away at Lecce, Juventus remained top of the table at the weekend with a one-point gap over Inter Milan.

Genoa, meanwhile, snapped a three-game losing streak with a 3-1 win over Brescia but remains just one point above the relegation zone.

Team news

Juventus is without long-term absentee Giorgio Chiellini, who was ruled out for at least six months after sustaining an ACL injury in September, while Douglas Costa and Aaron Ramsey are doubtful as they continue to recover from a groin and hamstring injury respectively.

Odds

According to Oddschecker, Juventus is a 13/50 favorite, while the draw is at 24/5 and Genoa is an 11/1 underdog.