Verona vs. Juventus Tips, Preview and Predictions

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Verona welcome Juventus to Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi on Saturday, as I Gialloblu aim to extend their unbeaten run against the Bianconeri.

Where and when: Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi – 30 October, kick-off 17:00

Where you can see Verona vs. Juventus: BT Sport

Last time: Verona held Juventus to a 1-1 draw at Marc’Antonio Bentegodi the last time those teams met back in February. Cristiano Ronaldo gave Juventus the lead, but his strike was cancelled by Antonin Barak’s goal in the 77th minute.

Verona v Juventus Predictions and Preview

Igor Tudor faces his former club less than an year after leaving his role as Andrea Pirlo’s assistant at Juventus. The Croatian has had an excellent start to his Verona career after losing just one of his first six games at the helm of the club and will be looking to extend this positive run against the Bianconeri.

Giovanni Simeone has been in excellent form, netting six times in seven appearances for Gialloblu since arriving from Cagliari in the summer. Four of those strikes came in the 4-1 win over Lazio on Sunday, so Cholito is almost certain to start ahead of Nikola Kalinic against Juventus.

Verona won all of their three home games under Tudor, as his men beat Roma, Spezia and Lazio, scoring at least three goals in each of those games and boasting an impressive 11:3 goal difference. This suggests that the game will be far from easy for Juventus, who on the other hand will be looking to return to winning ways after their 1-1 draw away to Inter in the Derby d’Italia.

Anything other than a win, would be considered as failure for Max Allegri and his men, who are 19/20 favourites in this Verona vs Juventus preview. However, the Bianconeri have won only two of their last games against Verona and have failed to defeat I Gialloblu in their last three consecutive meetings.

Wojciech Szczęsny is expected to return between the sticks, as he was rested against Sassuolo mid-week, while Paulo Dybala and Arthur will be pushing for a place in the starting XI. The duo is slowly getting closer to full fitness after recovering from injuries and their return might the final piece of the puzzle for Max Allegri.

Juventus’ last win at Stadio Bentegodi was in 2017, so at 14/5 Verona are certainly capable of causing an upset and getting the three points. The hosts are in good shape, but the Bianconeri have also improved rapidly in recent weeks, so the draw can’t be written off at 13/5.

One to watch for Verona: Giovanni Simeone has enjoyed a fantastic start to his career at Hellas Verona after netting six goals in his first seven appearances since arriving in the summer. The 26-years-old has four goals in his career against Juventus, so watch out for him to break the deadlock against the Bianconeri on Saturday.

One to watch for Juventus: Paulo Dybala’s return from his latest injury is a welcome boost for Juventus, as La Joya already made a difference after scoring a late penalty in the Derby d’Italia. The Argentinian has three goals and two assists in six assists in seven Serie A appearances this term and at 4/1 is the main favorite in the first scorer market.

Long shot: Although not at Stadio Bentegodi, Juventus’ last two wins over Verona were 2-1 victories that date back from 2019 and 2018. The last two meetings between those teams ended in 1-1 draws, but Dybala’s return should give Juventus an edge. A 2-1 win for the Bianconeri is available at 8/1, while it raises to 44/1 if you add Dybala as the first scorer.

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