Verona – Juventus
Hellas Verona hosts Juventus in a match from the 19th round of the Italian Serie A.
Hellas Verona are in a bad situation right now, being 19th in the relegation zone of the league. They have won just 13 points so far and have a record of 3 wins, 4 draws and 11 losses. In their last game they have suffered a defeat against Udinese, so we can say that they were not able to repeat their fine performance during the 3-0 win against AC Milan.
The champion Juventus is 2nd in the Serie A with 44 points won. The leader Napoli already enjoyed a win over Crotone, so now Juve do not have any other option, but to win in Verona. Right now Juventus are on 4 points behind Napoli, but also with a game in hand.
Juve’s record at the moment is 14 wins, 2 draws and 2 defeats. In the last few years The Bianconeri were winning the title with an ease, but now the Old Lady is having a serious competition in the face of Napoli. Max Allegri’s team have to be almost flawless, if they want to defend their crown once again.
In their last five matches Juventus won four times and lost points only during the 0-0 draw against Inter at home. This is a good performance by the team in the last month, but Napoli are also winning on a regular basis. And this makes the league so interesting right now – both Juve and Napoli are very strong.
Hellas Verona will be without the injured Alessio Cerci and Mohamed Fares, while Marcel Buchel and Mattia Zaccagni are doubtful for the match. Meanwhile Nicolo Cherubin is fit and ready to play.
Juventus will be without the injured Mattia De Sciglio and Benedikt Howedes, while Miralem Pjanic and Gigi Buffon are doubtful.