Serie A champions Juventus welcome Hellas Verona for a league showdown on Sunday evening (7.45pm kick-off).
Andrea Pirlo is enjoying a modest start to life as Juve boss after collecting eight points from a possible 12 while remaining unbeaten.
Hellas Verona, meanwhile, are on the backfoot following consecutive matches — against Parma and Genoa — without registering a win after beginning this season with back-to-back victories, including an impressive opening-day triumph over AS Roma (3-0).
They will need to put in a historic performance to leave with all the spoils as Verona, across 29 previous visits, have never won away at Juventus.
Where to watch Juventus vs Hellas Verona on TV:
- UK: FreeSports
- US: ESPN+
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Juventus & Hellas Verona’s previous line-ups:
- Juventus (vs Dynamo Kyiv): Szczesny; Danilo, Chiellini*, Bonucci; Chiesa*, Rabiot*, Bentancur, Cuadrado; Ramsey; Kulusevski, Morata.
- Hellas Verona (vs Genoa): Silvestri; Ceccherini, Empereur, Lovato; Faraoni, Vieira, Ilic, Lazovic; Tamèze; Colley, Favilli.
Federico Chiesa and Adrien Rabiot sit out for Juventus due to suspension. Weston McKennie and Cristiano Ronaldo are also missing while Giorgio Chiellini and Alex Sandro are doubts. Matthijs de Ligt, though, is back in training after recovering from a shoulder injury.
Verona are missing no fewer than four players due to injury — Mert Cetin, Pawel Dawidowicz, Andrea Danzi and Miguel Veloso — while Koray Günter and Antonin Barak are sidelined. Marco Benassi is a doubt after sustaining a calf injury.
Players to watch:
- Juventus: The loss of Cristiano Ronaldo — for a temporary period of time — is undoubtedly a blow to Juventus but his misfortune can be someone else’s opportunity. Italy’s undisputed champions need an individual to lead their line and take on the bulk of scoring responsibility. Stepping up is returnee Spanish marksman Álvaro Morata, who has now scored in three of his first three matches for the Old Lady in all competitions. His Serie A comeback against Roma, a 58-minute cameo, yielded no return but he was on target after the recent international break to net in Juve’s 1-1 draw with Crotone and following his heroics in Kiev (scoring a brace in a 2-0 win), he’ll be very confident when facing Hellas Verona this weekend.
- Hellas Verona: Given the reasonable gulf in quality between the sides, one can expect Juve to dominate proceedings; onus will then be on Verona’s ability to contain Serie A’s perennial champions, to see if they can frustrate before springing an attack. Ivan Jurić will no doubt set up his side to defend from the front and someone relishing the prospect of facing Pirlo’s men is midfielder Adrien Tameze, who has made a good impression across their opening four league games. The former Nice man currently averages 2.76 attempted tackles per 90 and he’ll need to get stuck in if I Gialloblu are to cause an upset.