Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Juventus will be aiming to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Roma when they face Hellas Verona at Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi. The title holders are only one point behind league leaders Napoli ahead of Matchday 19 and, no doubt, coach Max Allegri is likely to field the best possible side against the Mastini. Juve have been impressive at the back of late and you should bear in mind that they are eyeing their sixth consecutive clean sheet in the Italian top flight. Hellas Verona, on the other hand, did well to roll over Milan in their last home game in the Serie A (3-0), but they experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 4-0 loss to Udinese at the weekend. Juventus need to be at their sharpest in upcoming festive fixtures if they are to stay in the race for Scudetto and, taking everything into account, we predict the reigning champions are going to prove their worth on the field.
Highlighted Player (Daniel Bessa):
Daniel Bessa is a Brazilian midfielder who was born in San Paulo on January 14, 1993. Bessa played for the likes of Coritiba and Atletico-PR during his youth career before joining Inter football school at the age of 15. The Brazilian footballer did not see any game action for the Nerazzurri in the Serie A as he played for the likes of Vicenza, Olhanense, Sparta Rotterdam, Bologna and Como on loan from 2013 to 2016. In the summer of 2016 he moved to Hellas Verona and you should know that he scored eight goals, while providing four assists for his teammates in 41 appearances for the club in the 2016/2017 Serie B campaign. At the end of the season the Mastini secured promotion to the Italian top flight, with the team finishing the process in second place in the standings, four points behind SPAL. Daniel Bessa is a central midfielder, but he is capable of playing as a right winger as well.
Highlighted Team (Juventus):
Juventus are considered one of the greatest European football clubs. The Bianconeri (The White and Blacks) have won two Champions League trophies (1985, 1996) and they did well to clinch three UEFA Cup titles (1977, 1990, 1993). The Italian giants have won 32 Serie A trophies and it is well known that a number of star players were part of Juve in the past. The likes of Alessandro Del Piero, Zinedine Zidane, Michel Platini, Lilian Thuram, Filippo Inzaghi, Pavel Nedved and David Trezeguet all played for Juventus, whilst legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has yet to retire. Juve were stripped two domestic trophies during the “Calciopoli” scandal, but despite being relegated to Serie B, the club quickly brought glory days back to Turin. The Bianconeri used to play their home games at Stadio delle Alpi, but nowadays they welcome their rivals at Juventus Stadium. The capacity of the stadium is 41,475. La Vechhia Signora (The Old Lady) is yet another nickname of the club. Juve’s biggest rivals are Torino and the two local rivals take on each other in the Turin derby.