Juventus – Hellas Verona
After a very tough visit to Atletico Madrid in the Champions League, Juventus welcomes Hellas Verona in a game from the fourth round of the Serie A. Let’s take a look at this fixture on Saturday.
On Wednesday Juventus faced Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano in a very tough game for both sides. The Bianconeri must feel regretful for the 2-2 draw that happened in the Spanish capital, because they had two goals lead until the 70th minute. Juan Cuadrado and Blaise Matuidi scored for Juve, but Atletico managed to survive with goals from Stefan Savic and Hector Herrera.
Clearly it was a tiring game for Juventus at the Wanda Metropolitano, so most likely the manager Maurizio Sarri will make some changes in his starting line-up against Hellas Verona. Players like Paulo Dybala, Aaron Ramsey, Adrien Rabiot and Filippo Bernadeschi could recieve a chance to start. We shall wait and see what Sarri is going to decide.
Hellas Verona are a newcomer to the Serie A. After three rounds played so far, they are 11th in the standings with four points won so far. But in the previous round they conceded their first loss for the season against Milan.
Last week Hellas Verona hosted Milan at the Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi, but the game didn’t end well for Ivan Juric’ team. Milan secured the win with a goal from Krzysztof Piatek from a penalty kick, while Verona finished the game with 10 men on the pitch. The target man Mariusz Stepinski was sent off after just 21 minutes of playing, which means that he won’t be avaliable for selection against the champion on Saturday.
Despite of their travel to Madrid during the week, we think that Juventus won’t make a mistake against Hellas Verona. The Old Lady already lost two points in the previous round against Fiorentina, so now Maurizio Sarri’s boys know that they must win at any cost at home.