Juventus vs. Verona – Serie A, October 25, 2020
After the first four rounds of the 2020-21 Serie A season, Juventus is trailing four points behind the leader AC Milan. That’s an unusual situation for the nine-time defending champions who’ll welcome Verona at Allianz Stadium in Turin this Sunday, October 25.
The visitors have conceded only one goal through the first four rounds, and that’s another shocking fact ahead of Verona’s toughest road trip of the season. I bring you the best Juventus vs. Verona betting pick, as the Italian Serie A continues Sunday afternoon, so let’s take a closer look.
Juventus vs. Verona Odds
I’ve mentioned a few times earlier that Juventus is always a heavy fave to win at Allianz Stadium, and the clash against the in-form Verona is no different.
Juve could miss Cristiano Ronaldo who’s still positive for coronavirus, while defenders Matthijs de Ligt, Alex Sandro, and Giorgio Chiellini are all sidelined with injuries.
On the other side, Verona has a lot of problems and will miss several first-team players due to injuries and COVID-19.
Juventus vs. Verona Preview
I’ve got burned on Juve last weekend, as the reigning champs failed to beat Crotone on the road, earning just a 1-1 draw. It was their second tie in the last three outings, and Juventus has eight points out of four games along with a 9:3 goal difference.
The Zebras are coming off a 2-0 road victory over Dynamo Kyiv in the opening contest of the 2020-21 Champions League season. Striker Alvaro Morata hit the brace to help his team outlast the Ukrainian vice-champs.
Morata now has three goals in three appearances this term, while five different players have recorded one assist each including the super talented winger Dejan Kulusevski.
Verona opened the season with a 0-0 draw against AS Roma at home, but the Mastiffs were charged with a 3-0 victory following the clash, as AS Roma used an unregistered player.
Over the previous three rounds, they’ve earned four points with a 1:1 goal difference. The Mastiffs beat Udinese 1-0 at home and earned a goalless draw against Genoa, but they suffered a 1-0 defeat at Parma on October 4.
Striker Andrea Favilli netted the only goal for the Mastiffs thus far.
Last season, Juventus and Verona split their two-game series, as each team won 2-1 at home. Juve won three of its previous four encounters with Verona, while the Zebras are riding a 13-game win streak over the Mastiffs in Turin.
Juventus vs. Verona Pick
I expect this ridiculous trend to continue, as Juventus is a much better team than Verona. The Zebras miss their best player, but they have so many dangerous weapons in their squad to replace Cristiano Ronaldo.
Furthermore, Verona will be without a few important players at the back. The Mastiffs have been excellent on the defensive side thus far, and I expect to see some regression when they take on the best team in Italy.
The odds on Juve are not tempting, but if you’re looking for a parlay, the Zebras are your team this weekend. I’m backing the hosts to cover a 1.5-goal spread, as they did it in eight of their previous 12 outings at home.