Champions Juventus kick off the final round of Serie A fixtures, with the Old Lady’s clash with Verona the only game taking place on Saturday. The visitors are already relegated so there’s not much riding on this game, but there’s still money to be made.
Where and when: Allianz Stadium – 19 May, kick-off 14:00
Where you can see Juventus vs. Verona: BT Sport, William Hill live streaming
Last time: The scores were tied at 1-1 going into the final 20 minutes when the teams met at the Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi in December, but a Paulo Dybala brace wrapped up the points for the visitors.
Juventus v Verona Predictions and Preview
After getting the point they needed at Roma last weekend, Juventus are home and dry. The Bianconeri will lift the Serie A title for the seventh successive season on Saturday afternoon, while their visitors to the Allianz Stadium are condemned to Italy’s second tier.
Although they did stumble a little in the final weeks of the run-in, Juventus are huge favourites in the betting for this game, and there’s little value in the outright market. The Old Lady are 1/10 for the win, so you’ll need to add more to you bet to make it worthwhile.
Verona have only managed 29 goals in the league this term, which is the lowest tally in Serie A. Juve are 3/5 to win to nil, which is a lot more attractive than the outright price. The Bianconeri have put three goals past Verona in two of their last meetings, with a 3-0 home win priced at 6/1.
If you think the Gialloblu can cause a massive shock on Juve’s coronation day, they are priced at 55/1 for the victory. Given the circumstances, a draw is probably the best the Mastiffs can hope for, and that’s available at 14/1.
The visitors could have Simon Laner back for this one, although boss Fabio Pecchia has doubts over Moise Kean, Matteo Bianchetti and Mattia Zaccagni. After seemingly committing his future to Juventus, Max Allegri only has Sami Khedira on the treatment table for this season finale.
One to watch for Juventus: After being named in Argentina’s preliminary squad for the World Cup, Gonzalo Higuain has one final chance to prove his worth. He has six goals less than team-mate and compatriot Paulo Dybala in Serie A, and is 14/5 to open the scoring on Saturday.
One to watch for Verona: Scoring goals has been Verona’s problem all season. Top scorer Moise Kean has just four goals to his name this term, and he’s 28/1 to break the deadlock. As he’s doubtful for the game though, you might want to go with Lee Seung-woo at 14/1.
Long shot: If Verona are going to pull of a major shock, it’s likely to be because Juve have an off day as they look forward to their title party and summer holidays. If Allegri’s side play with little imagination and the visitors can nick a goal, then the 1-0 away win could come into play at 175/1.