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Juventus vs Hellas Verona Preview: Match preview and prediction | Serie A 2019/20

  • The Italian champions, Juventus, will look to get back to winning ways this weekend as they welcome Hellas Verona.
Tony Akatugba
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Modified 21 Dec 2019, 00:32 IST

Juventus talisman, Cristiano Ronaldo
Juventus talisman, Cristiano Ronaldo

Juventus will host 11th placed Hellas Verona this weekend, and they'll be looking to bounce back from the goalless draw away at Fiorentina last weekend. The result of that early slip was a fall to third place in the standings for the first time since March 2018.

Perhaps Juve had one eye on their Champions League encounter against Atletico Madrid, and that game ended in a 2-2 draw midweek, as the Bianconeri let a two-goal lead slip out of their grasp. The UCL may be the holy grail but Juve will certainly look to continue their dominance on the domestic scene.

On their way to this encounter, Verona has won once, drawn once, and lost once - against AC Milan last time out. They'll be looking to throw a spanner in the works of Juve, as they like to keep things pretty tight at the back and will be keen to defend solidly against Maurizio Sarri's men, hitting them on the counter.

Juventus have won their last 9 home matches against Verona in all competitions and would be looking forward to a routine day at the office.


Venue and kickoff information

Venue: Allianz Stadium, Turin

Date: September 21, 2019

Kickoff: 5:00 pm (WAT)


Head to head

In 19 meetings, Juventus has had the upper hand on 14 occasions, and Verona has been victorious in 2 encounters. The Bianconeri have also been victorious on the 10 occasions they have played host to Verona, scoring a total of 25 goals in those games.

Additionally, both teams have scored in 4 of their last 6 encounters.

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Form guide

Juventus: LWWWDD

Verona: WDLDWL


Did you know?

Juventus are undefeated in 34 of their last 38 Serie A matches.

Juventus has scored at least 2 goals in 8 of their last 9 encounters with Verona.

Verona has failed to win in 9 of their last 10 Serie A encounters.


Betting odds

Juventus win: 1.16

Verona win:.18.79

Draw: 7.61

BTTS: 2.60 (Y), 1.44 (N)

Bookmaker: Betway


Prediction

The Old Lady should see off the Verona challenge, holding onto their flawless home account against the Scaligers. The visitors are a decent defensive unit, therefore it should be a fairly respectable scoreline in the end.

Final score: Juventus 2-0 Verona

Also check out: Seria A table Champions League Schedule Champions League table

Published 20 Sep 2019, 20:15 IST
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