Juventus Vs Hellas Verona Team News & Stats: No Ronaldo For The Old Lady
It’s another matchday, and we bring you the preview of the final Serie A fixture on Sunday night Juventus Vs Hellas Verona. The defending champions welcome Hella Verona to the Allianz Stadium in matchday five of the 2020-21 Serie A season.
Juventus and Hellas Verona are separated by just a point in the league standings as Juventus can be found on the seventh spot following their slow start to the Serie A campaign. While Verona is just a place below their hosts ahead of the encounter.
The hosts will still be without their talisman Cristiano Ronaldo, who is recovering after he tested positive for coronavirus earlier this month. Hence, the visitors can’t be underestimated having recorded a 2-1 victory over the Bianconeri in their last outing.
Juventus Stats Ahead Of The Match
So far, the Juve team led by an inexperienced Andrea Pirlo has remained unbeaten on their opening five games of the season. Pirlo has won three and drew the other two of his first five games in charge of this Juventus side against all odds. At the moment, Juventus trail Serie A leaders by four points, which is not spectacular even though the season is still young.
Against Crotone last weekend, Juventus played a disappointing 1-1 draw after going one man down following Chiesa’s red card. However, the Bianconeri bounced back by winning 2-0 away from home to Dynamo Kyiv in their opening Champions League group stage game.
Meanwhile, if the Old Lady should repeat their performance at Kyiv on Tuesday it will be helpful to keep them in a touching distance with leaders AC Milan. Stefan Pioli’s men will up against AS Roma on Monday night having won all their four games in the league this season.
With Cristiano Ronaldo still in isolation after testing positive for coronavirus a second time, Juventus could count on stars like Alvaro Morata, who has hit three goals for the Bianconeri since joining at the start of the season for goals.
- Juve have won five of their last six home games in all competitions
- The Bianconeri have recorded victory against Hellas Verona in their last 14 home league games
- Alvaro Morata has scored three goals in his last two games for Juventus across all competitions
- Juventus has scored at least two games in 14 of their last 15 home games in Serie A.
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Hellas Verona Stats Ahead Of Juve’s Fixture
Verona has had a promising start to the season so far having taken home seven points from their opening four games and sitting at number eight on the standings. However, the visitors are still struggling to earn their first victory away from home in their last 12 away games in Serie A (D 7 L 5). It is Verona’s worst winless run on the road since 2016.
On the other hand, Hellas Verona have conceded the least goals in the Serie A this campaign with only one goal conceded alongside AC Milan. But they have not scored much themselves either, with just four goals scored all along. The stats suggests that should Juventus score first, it might be difficult for the visitors to get back into the game.
Verona’s attacking concerns were evident when they failed to score a goal past a coronavirus-stricken Genoa in a league fixture last weekend. And despite home advantage, they could find their way past Genoa even after seeing 18 shots on their favour.
Verona’s Talking Points
- Summer signing Nikola Kalinic has scored four goals in seven games against Juventus in all competitions
- Verona have found the back of the net in their last five fixtures against Juventus in Serie A
- Still searching for their first victory in the last 12 away games in the league (D7 L5)
- Have lost three of their last four away games in Serie A, the other one being a draw.
Juventus Vs Hellas Verona: Team News
Juventus will be without a host of their key players, including the biggest name in their squad Cristiano Ronaldo. Others include Weston McKennie, Giorgio Chiellini, Federico Chiesa, Alex Sandro, and Matthijs de Light.
While Hellas Verona will do without players such as Koray Gunter, Marco Benassi, Antonin Barak, Giangiacomo Magnani, and Miguel Veloso.
Juventus Vs Hellas Verona: Predicted Starting XI
Juventus: Szczesny, Demiral, Bonucci, Danilo, Cuadrado, Bentancur, Arthur, Bernardeschi, Kulusevski, Dybala, Morata.
Hellas Verona: Silvestri, Lovato, Ceccherini, Empereur, Faraoni, Vieira, Ilic, Lazovic, Tameze, Zaccagni, Carmine.
Despite going into this fixture without Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus is still the favourites to claim the three points. However, if they should slip, they will be further adrift from the season leaders AC Milan, who has a game on Monday night against AS Roma.
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