With an unbeaten record in Serie A, Juventus will be looking to extend their flawless start this weekend. The side play host to Hellas Verona at the Juventus Stadium. The match schedules for Sunday with kickoff at 7:45 pm.
Andrea Pirlo deals with a significant blow with the unavailability of Cristiano Ronaldo after testing positive for coronavirus. With another Champions League fixture next week, Pirlo has a lot on his hands.
Given a squad rich in quality and depth, Juventus are fat from showing their best in the competition. The Old Lady celebrated a win against Dynamo Kyiv last week in their Champions League group fixtures.
The away trip will take a lot from the squad this weekend as they prepare to take on Verona. However, the Old Lady has a squad depth that can get the job done this Sunday in Serie A.
Playing a game ahead of Milan’s thrilling encounter with Roma gives the defending champions a golden chance to cement their stay in the table. AC Milan is currently on a winning streak, and the Old Lady needs to compete at the same level.
Verona is on their longer 12 runnings away match without a win. It marks their worst run in Serie A since 2016. However, they have conceded the least goals in the league this season.
Juventus vs. Hellas Verona Head to Head
Both sides have 13 games against each other, with Juventus taking home nine wins while Hellas Verona with two wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters in the league:
Dynamo Kyiv 0-2 Juventus
Crotone 1-1 Juventus
Juventus 3-0 Napoli
Roma 2-2 Juventus
Juventus 3-0 Sampdoria
Hellas Verona 0-0 Genoa
Parma 1-0 Hellas Verona
Hellas Verona 1-0 Udinese
Hellas Verona 3-0 Roma
Juventus Team News
Andrea Pirlo will be without the services of Frederico Chiesa, who recently picked up a red card suspension. Giorgio Chiellini is showing signs of slowing down and will likely be replaced with Merih Demiral. Matthis De Ligt continues recovering from a shoulder injury.
Hellas Verona Team News
Ivan Illic will be looking like the preferred alternative in the midfield place with injury to Miguel Veloso in their last outing. Illic comes from a loan move from Manchester City. Other injury worries for the side include Marco Benassi, Andrea Ndazi, and Mert Cetin.
Prediction and Odds
Pirlo will be looking to prove the progression of the team even without the services of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Goals Over 2.5
Most Goals: 2H