Serie A

Hellas Verona vs Juventus: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Grey Whitebloom
Paulo Dybala has prepared for the trip to Verona with a goal and an assist in his last two appearances for Juventus
Paulo Dybala has prepared for the trip to Verona with a goal and an assist in his last two appearances for Juventus / CPS Images/GettyImages

A rejuvenated Hellas Verona host a Juventus side reeling from a midweek bump in the road in Serie A on Saturday afternoon.

After three consecutive defeats at the start of the league campaign, Igor Tudor was brought in at the Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi and has got an immediate response; with just one defeat from seven matches, Verona would rank sixth if the season had begun when the former Juve player took charge.

Juventus are one of the few teams above them in that hypothetical table, but go into Saturday's contest off the back of a late 2-1 defeat at home against Sassuolo that ended a nine-game unbeaten sequence in midweek.

How to watch Verona vs Juventus on TV/live stream

What time is kick off? Saturday 30 October, 17:00 (BST)
Where is it being played? Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi
TV channel? BT Sport 3 (UK), Paramount+ (US)
Highlights? BT Sport (UK), official BT Sport/ Serie A YouTube channels
Referee? TBC

Verona team news

Bosko Sutalo
Verona's Bosko Sutalo is assisted around the pitch against Udinese on Wednesday night / Alessandro Sabattini/GettyImages

Incidentally, one of Verona's few injury concerns is Juve loanee Gianluca Frabotta, who hasn't been in a matchday squad since August as he continues to nurse a calf strain.

Fellow defender Bosko Sutalo was forced off with an injury in midweek after a nasty collision during Verona's 1-1 draw away to a stubborn Udinese side.

Juventus team news

Mattia de Sciglio, Adrien Rabiot
Mattia De Sciglio only lasted 13 minutes against Verona in midweek / Chris Ricco/GettyImages

Mattia De Sciglio was reduced to tears as he hobbled off the pitch in the early stages of Juve's bitter 2-1 loss to Sassuolo on Wednesday. The full back - who had just entered a little nugget of good form - joins Federico Bernardeschi (shoulder) and Moise Kean (muscle) as likely absentees for Saturday's trip to Verona.

Massimiliano Allegri admitted the need for rotation as the club enters the middle of a sickening sequence of seven matches in three weeks, and is likely to freshen up the XI that wilted to a 'neurotic' loss.

Verona vs Juventus predicted lineups

Verona: Montipo; Ceccherini, Gunter, Dawidowicz; Faraoni, Ilic, Veloso, Lazovic; Barak, Simeone, Caprari.

Juventus: Szczesny; Danilo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Sandro; Cuadrado, Arthur, McKennie, Chiesa; Dybala, Morata.

Verona vs Juventus head-to-head record

Juve's record against Verona fluctuates; at home, Juve have won a massive 25 of 30 Serie A matches against the Gialloblu, but on their travels the Old Lady's win percentage in this fixture plummets from 83% to 27%.

Juve have won just one of their last seven trips to the home of Romeo and Juliet in Serie A - consecutive defeats for Allegri wouldn't quite constitute a Shakespearean tragedy, but it wouldn't be far off.

Verona vs Juventus score prediction

Igor Tudor
Igor Tudor (right) was assistant to Andrea Pirlo at Juventus as recently as last season / Alessandro Sabattini/GettyImages

Looking beyond Juve's last result, Allegri's side have only lost one of their last ten matches across all competitions. However, considering the narrow, unconvincing nature of so many of those performances, the Sassuolo loss was in the post.

However, while Saturday's hosts may well cause problems as they play on the insider knowledge of Tudor, Andrea Pirlo's assistant at Juventus last season, Juve remain favourites.

Prediction: Hellas Verona 1-2 Juventus