Post the 0-0 draw against Florentina, Juventus had to endure another draw, this time in the Champions League as the defending champions of Italy gave a 2-0 lead and got Atletico back in the game as they scored two in the final few moments to share a point.
Maurizio Sarri would be looking to put those outcomes behind his as his side face Hellas Verona at home.
Date- Saturday, September 21
Time of Kick-oFF- 9:30 PM (IST)
Venue- Allianz Stadium
From the Dugout
With two wins and a draw in three games, Juventus currently resides at the third spot with seven points, two points behind league leaders Inter Milan.
Sarri would want to rest a few players, especially considering the games that are coming thick and fast at this period.
Douglas Costa, De Sciglio, Chiellini, Pjaca, and Perin are all sidelined due to injuries.
Gonzalo Higuain might be given a rest as he would look to make way for Paulo Dybala.
Verona has started their league campaign with a win, draw, as well as a defeat which positions them at the 11th spot with four points on board.
Their solitary 1-0 win came against Lecce, while they shared points with Bologna after a 1-1 draw until they finally lost 1-0 to AC Milan last Sunday.
Mariusz Stepinski will miss out against Juventus due to suspension.
Daniel Bessa, Alessandro Crescenzi, Daniel Bessa, Emmanuel Badu, and Salvatore Bocchetti are all out of contention due to injuries.
Juventus- Szczesny; Danilo, Bonucci, De Ligt, Sandro; Can, Bentancur, Matuidi; Bernadeschi, Dybala, Ronaldo
Verona- Silvestri; Gunter, Kambulla, Rrahmani, Faraoni; Amrabat, Veloso, Lazovic; Verre, Zaccagni, Tutino
Juventus has won 14 games to Hellas Verona’s two in head-to-head encounters, which also includes three draws.
Juventus has won all its previous nine games against Verona at home.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala are goal-scoring entities in the football world, but it’s been an underwhelming first few games for them so far.
Ronaldo having played four games has scored just the one goal, while Paulo Dybala has got limited game time to prove his worth.
However, the game against a struggling Verona may reignite Ronaldo and Dybala to get that goal scoring form.
In the absence of quite of few first-team players, Mattia Zaccagni will have to anchor the midfield and create chances.
Though Juventus might rest a few players for the league fixture against Verona, it seems like there’s going to be only one winner, especially while considering the quality in depth Sarri has in store.
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