The Italian Serie A heads to the Allianz stadium on September 21, 2019 for a match between Juventus and Hellas Verona.

“Soccer" Juventus

Juventus Football Club was formed in 1897 by a group Torinese students. Known as the Old Lady, Juventus has won 35 official league titles, 13 Coppa Italia titles, and a record 8 Supercoppa Italiana titles. La Vecchia Senora has also two Intercontinental Cups, two European Cups/UEFA Champions League, one European Cup Winners Cup, 3 UEFA Cups, two UEFA Super Cups and one Intertoto Cup. This club has held the UEFA’s top ranking during seven terms since 1979, the most by an Italian team and second-most overall. Juventus is the defending Serie A champions and head to this match as the soccer betting favorites to beat Verona.

Juve ranks third in goal difference at +2 on the current season. They have scored a total of five goals this season ( tied for 3rd overall ) while conceding a total of just three goals ( tied for 8th overall ) on the year. They are fifth in the Serie A in assists with three out of their five goals assisted.

Forwards Gonzalo Higuain and Cristiano Ronaldo have found the back of the net early in the season with one goal each. Douglas Costa has two assists while Alex Sandro has one assist for Juventus. Goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has conceded three goals and has six saves in two appearances.

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“Soccer" Hellas Verona

Hellas Verona was founded in 1903 and were the Serie A champions in 1985 and Serie B titlists three times. They were also Coppa Italia runners-up thrice, including back to back in 1983 and 1984. They have moved back and forth from Serie A to Serie B recently. After a second place finish at Serie B in 2017, they finished second to the last in Serie A and were relegated after just one year playing in the top flight. However, they would fight back to earn  5th place finish to force a return to the Serie A this coming season.

Verona is tied for 6th in the Serie A with a Goal Difference of +1. They have scored a total of two goals on the season ( tied for 12th overall) and Verona has conceded only one goal so far this season ( ranked 1st overall ). They have one assist which puts them in a tie for 13th spot in the team standings.

Midfielders Miguel Veloso and Matteo Pessina have scored one goal each for Verona. Fellow midfielder Mattia Zaccagni has the club’s lone assist of the year. Meanwhile, goalkeeper Marco Silvestri has allowed only one goal with three saves in just two appearances.

“Soccer" Who Wins?

Hellas Verona ranks 6th in the La Liga with their 1-1-0 record. They opened their season with a draw against Bologna but they bounced back with a 1-0 win against Lecce. On the other hand, Juventus is undefeated in two matches so far. Juve has a 2-0 SU record this season after they defeated Triestina and Parma in their first two assignments. Head to head, Juventus has won 12 out of the 17 matches between these teams, including the last two. Verona has two wins while these teams drew thrice.

Juventus is the best team in Italian football in recent years. They have elite talent at almost every position in both their starting lineup and bench. It’s this talent that makes them a cut above the rest. They have a new coach in Maurizio Sarri and the club has announced that winning the Champions League is their priority this season. Despite that, Juventus is an easy pick to make here because of their experience and talent level.

Both these teams are unbeaten in their first two matches so far this season but Juventus just has too much offensive talent and experience for Verona to handle. With Cristiano Ronaldo leading the charge, I expect Juve to win their third straight match of the season. Prediction: Juventus

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