With the race for the Serie A tightening with each passing week, Juventus will be looking to extend their lead as they head to the Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi Stadium to take on Hellas Verona. The match is scheduled for 8th February with kickoff at 22.45 GMT.
Juventus overcame a 2-1 loss to Napoli, which threatened their stay at the top of the Serie A table with a 4-0 win over Udinese. However, the rise to the top continues to heat up for Sarri’s side, especially with the injury toll, with the defense proving to be a problem.
Verona, on the other hand, is on a roll and is currently 11th on the Serie A table. The side has not registered a single loss from their last five fixtures. Coach Juric Ivan has been the talk of the town with the resurgence of the team.
Verona vs. Juventus Head to Head
Both sides have met twelve times in league with Juventus taking home nine wins while Verona contended with a single win. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Juventus 2-1 Verona
Juventus 2-1 Verona
Verona 1-3 Juventus
Verona 2-1 Juventus
Juventus 3-0 Verona
Verona 2-2 Juventus
Juventus 4-0 Verona
Juventus 6-1 Verona
Verona Team News
After picking up a red card, central midfielder Sofyan Amrabat sets to miss out on the clash. It has been two months since central midfielder Eddie Salcedo went for knee surgery. The skipper is yet to recover after missing out on eight matches for the side. Central midfielder Emmanuel Badu recently picked up a contused laceration during their last outing.
Juventus Team News
With the weekend marking the birth week for talisman Ronaldo, the Portuguese International has a tally of 40 goals and ten assists this season. Ronaldo has been instrumental in the Old Lady’s attacking threat.
After a long term injury for veteran defender Giorgio Chiellini, the Italian sets to come back to field training in a month. This follows after picking a cruciate ligament rupture. Center back Merih Demiral is also out with a cruciate ligament rupture that has ruled him out till July.
Prediction and Odds
Juventus are on a roll, especially after marking a three-point lead over rivals Inter Milan in a heated battle. We expect a natural breeze for Juventus; however, Verona sets to put up a heated battle.
Goals Over 2.5
Most Goals Second Half
Ronaldo to Score