After picking up huge three points against Inter in their previous match, Juventus are set to lock horns with Verona at the Marcantonio Bentegodi as they look to establish a winning run before they enter the World Cup break.
Neither team involved in this fixture could start their campaign on a high as the Bianconeri sit 7th place in the league standings far below their expectations and their Venetian counterparts sit rock bottom having secured a mere total of 5 points so far.
The hosts, Verona, enter this fixture after suffering a defeat away to Monza. Goals from Carlos Augusto and Andrea Colpani did the job for the Biancorossi as a disoriented and lacklustre Verona suffered their 8th straight defeat in the league. After the departure of Giovanni Simeone to Napoli, Salvatore Bocchetti’s men have struggled to score against any opponent while suffering a fair amount in defence.
Meanwhile, Juventus secured a comfortable win against Inter and established some optimism in their troubled start to the season. Allegri’s men were quick to brush off their Champions League woes and were on point against their Milanese counterparts as second-half goals from Adrien Rabiot and Nicolo Fagioli handed the Bianconeri their 7th win of the season.
Results in the last five matches in all competitions:
L L L L L
W L W L W
For Verona, Giangiacomo Magnani is out of this fixture after picking up a red in Sunday’s defeat to Monza.
Ivan Ilic and Davide Faraoni are set to be sidelined with long-term injuries. Pawel Dawidowicz, Federico Ceccherini and Fabio Depaoli all return for this fixture.
For Juventus, Leandro Paredes and Moise Kean return after completing full training during the week. Weston McKennie, Mattia De Sciglio, Dusan Vlahovic and Paul Pogba are set to be sidelined against Verona.
Federico Chiesa returned from his long-term injury and made a cameo against Inter, he is expected to do the same in this fixture.
Verona: Montipo; Dawidowicz, Gunter, Ceccherini; Depaoli, Veloso, Tameze, Doig; Kallon, Lazovic; Henry
Juventus: Sczesny; Danilo, Bremer, Sandro; Cuadrado, Fagioli, Locatelli, Rabiot, Kostic; Miretti; Milik
GIFN | Trambak Bhattacherjee