For many, the arrival of a New Year is an opportunity to begin afresh, try something entirely different or to learn from and reflect on the mistakes and successes of the previous 12 months.
As for Juventus, January generally brings the gift of three points, with the Bianconeri winning 47 out of a possible 82 fixtures immediately after the Christmas break.
In fact, two of those post-holiday triumphs have come against Hellas Verona, who will become the first side to visit Juventus Stadium in 2016 on Wednesday afternoon.
Taking the whole month into account, Massimiliano Allegri’s men would have done well to select more favourable guests, having overcome the Gialloblu in eight of their nine previous Serie A encounters in January.
Since the 1958 meeting in Verona, a 3-2 triumph decided by John Charles, Omar Sivori and Giuseppe Corradi, New Year encounters between the two teams have all been set in Turin and all but one won by the home side, conceding just two away goals.