Sitting at the bottom of the Serie A table, Hellas Verona will be looking for a victory that will get them up and running when they host Juventus on Thursday.
Despite victory in the Derby d’Italia, Juventus are only fifth in the standings ahead of the World Cup break, while their hosts have picked up just five points so far this season.
While Verona have won three of their last five home matches against Juventus, more recent form suggests that they will have a struggle on their hands this week.
They host Juventus at Stadio Bentegodi having lost eight Serie A matches in a row for the first time in club histroy, and they sit at the bottom of the top-flight table with more than a third of the season completed.
Before last Sunday’s defeat to Monza, two of their three previous losses had been against AC Milan and Roma, but Hellas Verona are struggling to score no matter what the calibre of opposition.
Now set to take on Allegri’s side, Salvatore Bocchetti’s side have found the net just five times in eight matches since the start of September, so certainly face a tough task having lost five of their last six home matches.
Juventus and Inter Milan were equally desperate for points when they met in Turin at the weekend, only days after the hosts had bowed out of the Champions League.
Putting on a committed defensive display to pick up their fourth straight clean sheet in the top flight, Juventus shrugged off their European woes and leapt above their Milanese rivals in the table through a 2-0 victory.
Max Allegri’s side have also won each of their last two away matches 1-0, and they could now win three on the bounce without conceding for the first time since the end of 2018.
Hellas Verona vs Juventus head to head
These two teams have previously met on 25 occasions across all competitions, where Verona have claimed four victories while Juventus have won 16, and they have drawn in five. Verona have scored 24 goals and conceded 47. In their last five meetings, Verona have won two, Juventus one with two draws.
Verona 2-1 Juventus 08/02/20
Juventus 1-1 Verona 25/10/20
Verona 1-1 Juventus 27/02/21
Verona 2-1 Juventus 30/10/21
Juventus 2-0 Verona 06/02/22
Hellas Verona latest home form
Hellas Verona have recently failed to keep a good run of form at home, having won just one of their seven most recent matches. They were beaten 3-1 by Roma in their last home game in the league. In their last five matches, they have scored five goals and conceded nine.
Verona 0-1 Atalanta 28/08/22
Verona 2-1 Sampdoria 04/09/22
Verona 1-2 Udinese 03/10/22
Verona 1-2 AC Milan 16/10/22
Verona 1-3 Roma 31/10/22
Hellas Verona latest away form
Hellas Verona have recently failed to keep a good run of form on the road, having been winless in their eight most recent matches. They lost 2-0 to Monza in their last away game in the league. In their last five matches they have scored two goals and conceded 10.
Lazio 2-0 Verona 11/09/22
Fiorentina 2-0 Verona 18/09/22
Salernitana 2-1 Verona 09/10/22
Sassuolo 2-1 Verona 24/10/22
Monza 2-0 Verona 31/10/22
Juventus latest home form
Juventus have recently been on a relatively good run of form at home, having lost just one of their five most recent matches. They defeated Inter Milan 2-0 in their last home game in the league. In their last five matches, they have scored 13 goals and conceded just three.
Juventus 3-0 Bologna 02/10/22
Juventus 3-1 Maccabi Haifa 05/10/22
Juventus 4-0 Empoli 21/10/22
Juventus 1-2 PSG 02/11/22
Juventus 2-0 Inter Milan 06/11/22
Juventus latest away form
Juventus have recently failed to keep a good run of form on the road, having won just two of their 13 most recent matches. They managed to defeat Lecce 1-0 in their last away game in the league. In their last five matches, they have scored five goals and conceded eight.
AC Milan 2-0 Juventus 08/10/22
Maccabi Haifa 2-0 Juventus 11/10/22
Torino 0-1 Juventus 15/10/22
Benfica 4-3 Juventus 25/10/22
Lecce 0-1 Juventus 29/10/22
Hellas Verona news
Bocchetti will have more defensive options at his disposal in midweek, as Fabio Depaoli, Federico Ceccherini and Pawel Dawidowicz all make a return.
Giangicomo Magnani should serve a suspension due to his dismissal in Sunday’s defeat to Monza, with Dawidowicz likely to take his place in the hosts’ back three.
Both Leandro Paredes and Moise Kean have returned to full training and could feature on Thursday, while long-term ansentee Federico Chiesa came back from injury against PSG last week.
Juventus’ injury list includes Mattia De Sciglio, Weston McKennie and star striker Dusan Vlahovic, who all missed on the win over Inter.
Prediction and Odds
Juventus are currently looking re-energised by their youthful newcomers while Hellas Verona jump from one defeat to another.
That said, we expect the hosts to pose a tough game to their visitors, but we can see Allegri’s side having enough quality to come away with all three points on Thursday.
Odds: 1 3.01 X 2.04 2 2.22
Verona 0-1 Juventus
Verona 0-2 Juventus
Verona 1-2 Juventus
Verona 1-3 Juventus
Verona 2-3 Juventus