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Juventus vs Hellas Verona: Match preview and probable lineups

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Juventus will face Hellas Verona on Sunday evening 20:45 (local time) at the Allianz Stadium. Juve’s newest signing Dusan Vlahovic could start, as well as the other reinforcement, Denis Zakaria. The Bianconeri will be looking to close the gap to top four, with Atalanta, who have a game in hand, one point ahead.

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Juventus drew their last game before the winter break 0-0 against AC Milan, without even getting a shot on target. That will most likely not be the case on Sunday, with Dusan Vlahovic joining the squad. Juventus’s other signing, Denis Zakaria, is also in contention for a starting spot.

Weston McKennie is a doubt for the game, as his flight to Italy has been cancelled. The American was on international duty and expected to return to Turin on Friday. Manuel Locatelli is suspended after picking up a yellow card against AC Milan. Giovanni Simeone is suspended on the visitors side. Leonardo Bonucci trained with the rest of the squad on Friday and Mattia Perin recovered from the coronavirus.

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PREDICTED XI

Juventus’ new signings Dusan Vlahovic and Denis Zakaria are expected to make their debut on Sunday, starting from the beginning, while Weston McKennie is expected to lose his starting spot after playing the whole game against Milan.

Matthijs de Ligt, who started on the bench last time due to gastroenteritis, could start from the beginning alongside Giorgio Chiellini, who’s keen to start two league games in a row for the first time this year. 

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Luca Pellegrini is expected to start from the beginning ahead of Alex Sandro, who’s currently out of form.

Furthermore, Juan Cuadrado could be preferred ahead of Mattia De Sciglio. Paulo Dybala and Alvaro Morata are expected to start too, as well as Adrien Rabiot and Arthur, since Manuel Locatelli is suspended for the match.

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Juventus’s expected XI (4-3-1-2): Szczesny; Cuadrado, Chiellini, De Ligt, Pellegrini; Rabiot, Arthur, Zakaria; Dybala; Morata, Vlahovic

MATCH INSIGHTS

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The Bianconeri have won 35 of a total of 42 matches at home against Hellas Verona. They drew 6 and only lost once, which gives them a win ratio of around 83 percent. Juve lost 2-1 against Hellas Verona earlier this season, with Simeone scoring a brace at the Bentegodi. McKennie scored for Juventus.

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Jurre van Wanrooij is a writer and lead match analyst for Max Statman. He was born and raised in The Netherlands, where he still lives. He is studying journalism and that’s why he joined Max Statman, so that he could develop his writing. Apart from Juventus, he also support PSV Eindhoven, the club closest to his home. The goal is to give you guys the best information about Juventus in English and be as reliable as possible.