Juventus vs Hellas Verona: Match preview
Juventus sealed their seventh-straight Scudetto after drawing 0-0 away at Roma last time out to cement their name in Bianconeri history as #MY7H, marking also an unprecedented 36th title for La Vecchia Signora. It was yet another trophy sealed in the Italian capital in the space of four days, having just won the TIM Cup after a 4-0 victory over Milan in the final.
Massimiliano Allegri now becomes the first manager in Europe to win four doubles in a row, with Allegri now responsible for four out of the six double triumphs in Juve's history.
It will be a party atmosphere at the Allianz Stadium for the crowd in attendance to not only celebrate the team’s achievements this season, but also to honour Gianluigi Buffon, who will play his last game for Juventus this Saturday after 17 years at the club.
VERONA TO GO AGAIN IN SERIE B
Hellas Verona’s relegation was confirmed two weeks ago after they lost 4-1 away to Milan in the San Siro to return them back to Serie B, after having been promoted last season.
Verona have been on a losing streak as they’ve lost their last six matches, with their form showing no signs of improvement last time out, as they lost 0-1 at home to Udinese.
LAST TIME VS VERONA
Juve and Hellas Verona locked horns in the final game of 2017, as the two sides met at the Stadio Bentegodi in December. It didn’t take the Bianconeri long to get going, with Blaise Matuidi opened the scoring in the sixth minute after reacting quickest to Gonzalo Higuain’s shot coming back off the post to turn home.
Verona levelled in the second half through former Bianconero, Martin Caceres, with the Uruguayan’s shot from long-range crashing past Wojciech Szczesny in the Juve goal. The Old Lady went back in front in the 72nd minute after a fine passage of play saw Sami Khedira feed Stephan Lichtsteiner on the right-hand side, and the Swiss pulled back to Paulo Dybala in the box to volley in. Five minutes later and La Joya made it 1-3 when he collected the ball from deep and drove into the box slaloming past the Verona defence, before striking the ball with his right to score.
#JUVEVERONA MATCH STATS
- Verona have never won against Juventus in Turin in Serie A, with 23 Bianconeri wins and four draws.
- Juve have won all of their last 10 at home in the league against Verona, scoring 23 goals in total and keeping six cleansheets.
- The Bianconeri have only lost one of their last 24 league games, winning 19 and drawing four.
- With another cleansheet Juventus would establish a new Serie A record of cleansheets in a campaign which currently stands at 22, Juve (2015/16 & 2013/14) Milan (1993/94).
- Verona have the worst attack in the last half an hour of a match scoring only nine goals in total in this period, whilst Juve have the best defence conceding only six times.
- Juventus have allowed the fewest shots on goal (306) with Verona allowing the most (686).
- Douglas Costa has the most successful Serie A dribbles (102).
- Eight of Juve’s last 11 goals in the championship have involved Douglas Costa.
- Former Juventus player, Romulo has had most of Verona’s shots this season (75).
- Massimiliano Allegri’s record against Verona in the league stands at three wins, one draw and two defeats.