Hellas Verona vs Juventus 28/02/21
The hosts are searching for consistency after returning two wins from their last five Serie A games (D1, L2), four of which saw over 2.5 goals and both teams on the scoresheet. At home, however, ‘I Gialloblu’ have enjoyed a notable upturn in form, going from four straight league fixtures without winning (D1, L3) to three victories in a row, with each result (win/loss) over that stretch of matches seeing the victor concede precisely once. Verona’s hopes of avoiding defeat may well hinge on their first-half display, as Ivan Juric’s men have not lost any of the six Serie A games in which they’ve been leading at half-time this season (W3, D3). Easier said than done, as Hellas have only managed a league fourth-low four first-half goals scored at home this Serie A campaign.
Meanwhile, Juventus have not drawn any of their nine Serie A fixtures since the turn of 2021 (W7, L2), with eight of those results (win/loss) seeing the sides separated at full-time by at least two goals. Notably, each of Juve’s previous nine league victories has yielded a winning margin of over 1.5 goals, with the last four also producing a clean sheet. Away from home, Andrea Pirlo’s men have alternated between a win and a defeat in their last four Serie A matches, three of which saw the victor register a shutout. Given Juventus’ footballing stature, it may come as some surprise that they have only picked up one triumph in their last six top-flight trips to Verona (D3, L2), conceding precisely twice per game on five occasions in that period.