Hellas Verona vs Juventus, Italy – Serie A
Date: Saturday, 8 February 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi.
Juventus will be looking to maintain their title charge when they travel to Marc’Antonio Bentegodi to face an in-form Scaligers on Saturday.
Verona vs Juventus: Match Preview
The newcomers from Verona continue to impress as they snatched two road points against the resurrected AC Milan (1-1) and Scudetto contenders, Lazio (0-0). The team is currently riding a seven-game unbeaten run in the league which includes three wins and four draws.
With 31 points on the board, high-flying Scaligers are sitting at ninth position in the Serie A standings, just one point off of Europa League chasing pack, led by sixth-placed Sardinians.
Hellas Verona have earned eighteen points from their eleven matches at this venue, averaging 1.36 goals scored per bout and conceding a goal per game in return. They have won three of their last five home fixtures.
The reigning champions, as expected, bounced back from Napoli defeat with a 3-0 win over Fiorentina, thanks to Cristano Ronaldo’s penalty brace and a late third from Matthijs De Light. Maurzio Sarri’s side are topping the six-game form table with five wins and one defeats with a combined goal difference of 14:5.
Juve are three points clear of Inter and four points ahead of third-placed Lazio and will be looking to maintain their title charge when they travel to Marc’Antonio Bentegodi to take on Scaligers on Saturday.
Juventus have the second-best away record in the division with seven wins, two draws and two losses, netting 1.45 goals per match, whilst conceding Verona’s numbers – a goal per game. They have collected twelve points from their last six road games.
Verona vs Juventus: Team News & Probable Lineups
Everyone bar Eddy Salcedo (9 games – 1 goal) are fit to face Juve.
Hellas Verona (3-4-2-1): Silvestri; Rrahmani, Kumbulla, Gunter; Faraoni, Amrabat, Miguel Veloso, Lazovic; Zaccagni, Verre; Di Carmine
The Turin giants will be without Bernardeschi (16/0), Khedira (12/0), Demiral (5/1) and Brazilian right-back Danilo (10/1).
Juventus (4-3-1-2): Szczesny; Cuadrado, Bonucci, de Ligt, Alex Sandro; Bentancur, Pjanic, Rabiot; Dybala, Higuain, Cristiano Ronaldo
Verona vs Juventus: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Overall Stats (20 games): Hellas Verona 2 wins. Juventus 15 wins
- Juventus have won five of their last seven head-to-head meetings with Scaligers.
- Three goals or more have been scored in their last ten H2H duels.
- Hellas Verona have scored in six of their last eight home games agaisnt Bianconeri.
- Juve have defeated Verona 2-1 at the Allianz Stadium earlier in the season.
Verona vs Juventus: Prediction
The visitors are, of course, huge favourites to claim three points on Saturday, but I don’t think they will have an easy game against an in-form Scaligers. Verona are hard to beat at home and Juventus have won only one away game with more than a goal difference.
Therefore, I’m picking the hosts in +1.5 Asian Handicap.
I will also take goals on both ends as it suits my 1-2 hunch. Verona have scored ten goals in their last five home matches and both teams have scored in eight of the last nine Bianconeri’s road matches.
Verona vs Juventus: Betting Tips
Hellas Verona +1.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.60
Both Teams To Score – Yes @ 2.10.