VER vs JUV Dream11: Hellas Verona welcomes the reigning champions, Juventus to the Stadio Marc’Antonio for the last Serie A game on Saturday. Hellas Verona is currently 9th in the Serie A, 9 points off of the top 6 and have 9 wins from 23 games. They enter this game with a patchy run of form and have a draw and win since their back-to-back losses to Roma and Udinese. Juventus’ title hopes were dealt a blow as they lost 1-0 to Napoli but got back on track with a strong performance against Crotone. They are currently 8 points off the top and 4 points off second-placed. AC Milan and Inter have tricky fixtures this weekend and Juventus will want to capitalise on that with a win against Verona.
Hellas Verona vs Juventus, Serie A
28th February, 1:15 am (IST)
Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi, Verona
Serie A Table – Juventus are currently 3rd in the table while Verona is 9th.
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Verona – WLLWD
Juventus – WDLLW
Head-to-head (last five meetings):
Hellas Verona – 1
Draws – 1
Juventus – 3
Last meeting: Juventus 1-1 Hellas Verona (Serie A, 26th October 2020)
A) Verona Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Verona will be without Ebrima Colley, Federico Ceccherini and Nikola Kalinic who are all injured and will not feature in the VER vs JUV Dream11 Prediction.
Expected changes: Ivan Juric should play the same squad that drew 2-2 Genoa as that is his strongest side. Yildirim Cetin will be hoping for a start in their 3-man defence but should only start on the bench. Ivan Ilic and Marco Faraoni bagged goals against Genoa and should keep their spot in midfield, despite Miguel Veloso eyeing his spot. Antonin Barak, Mattia Zaccagni and Kevin Lasagna should continue to spearhead the attack.
Verona Starting XI (probable):
Marco Silvestri (GK)
B) Juventus Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Juventus’ injury woes continue with Arthur, Giorgio Chiellini, Juan Cuadrado, Leonardo Bonucci and Paulo Dybala all ruled out of this game due to injuries while Danilo is suspended.
Expected changes: Wojciech Szczesny should start between the sticks as Juve are likely to move to a 3-man defence to accommodate the unavailabilities of Chiellini, Cuadrado and Danilo. After a very good showing against Crotone, Aaron Ramsey should keep his spot in central midfield at the expense of Adrien Rabiot. Dejan Kulusevski should start alongside Cristiano Ronaldo up front.
Juventus Starting XI (probable):
Wojciech Szczesny (GK)
Matthijs de Ligt
Bet365: Verona – 19/4; Juventus – 11/20
William Hill: Verona – 5; Juventus – 11/20
Juventus have had a bit of a slump of late with back-to-back losses to Napoli and Porto but there is still a lot to play for in terms of their season. A win for them coupled with Inter and AC Milan dropping points will really blow the title race open again and considering the quality that the Bianconeri contains, ruling them out is not ideal. As for Verona, anything that they can get out of the VER vs JUV Today Match Prediction will be a bonus. They will set-up in a low block and soak up the pressure provided by Juve.
Most Likely Result: Juventus win
Cristiano Ronaldo – Cristiano Ronaldo has 18 goals and 3 assists this season and grabbed a brace against Crotone. He has been relentless in front of the goal with 42 shots on target so far while completing 60% of his dribbles.
Mattia Zaccagni – With 10 goal contributions this season, Mattia Zaccagni has been excellent for Verona this season. He has created 27 chances and succeeded in 34 dribbles as well. Playing right behind the striker, he will be vital in creating and taking his chances in front of the goal.
Federico Chiesa – With 6 goals and 4 assists, Federico Chiesa has been a successful loan signing for Juve. Playing primarily in a wing-back role, he has created 37 chances and succeeded 37 of his dribbles.
Antonin Barak – Playing alongside Zaccagni, Barak has 5 goals and 2 assists to his name this season. He has also created 23 chances while every other shot of his has been on target.
Defenders- Sandro, de Ligt, Demiral
Midfielders- Barak, Zaccagni (VC), Chiesa, Ramsey, Kulusevski
Forwards- Lasagna, Ronaldo (C)