Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi will host Saturday’s Serie A game between Verona and Juventus, the two teams who sit in the opposite halves of the table. Verona have a chance to escape the relegation zone and they are likely to fight tooth and nail against the “Old Lady”. Midfielder Tomas Suslov is back from suspension, while goalkeeper Alessandro Berardi remains on the sidelines with a shoulder problem.
Juve, on the other hand, aim to make amends for back-to-back losses to Inter and Udinese. Massimiliano Allegri’s men failed to impress in the last league match and, as a result, Inter are on the right track to win Scudetto. Anyhow, away win should be considered as key attacker Dusan Vlahovic returned to training on Tuesday. Centre-back Bremer serves a one-game ban, while talented forward Kenan Yildiz is pushing for a recall to the starting XI after coming as a substitute against the Zebrette.
Highlighted Player (Weston McKennie):
After starting his youth career at FC Dallas, Weston McKennie moved to Germany in the summer of 2016, signing a contract with Bundesliga side Schalke 04. The American footballer made his Bundesliga debut on May 20, 2017, coming as a substitute in the 77th minute of the match.
The talented midfielder scored his first goal in the German elite division on August 6, 2018 in a 2-0 win at Fortuna Dusseldorf. Speaking of his international career, the Schalke footballer made his debut with United States of America on November 14, 2017 in a friendly against Portugal, finding the net on his debut.
Weston McKennie has two caps for the USA U20 team as well. His main position is central midfield, but he used as both defensive and attacking midfielder as well. The USA international was born in Fort Lewis, Washington on August 28, 1998. His preferred foot is right.
Highlighted Team (Verona):
Founded back in 1903, Hellas Verona are a professional football club that compete in the Italian Serie A. The “Mastini” are well known for their yellow and blue jerseys and they welcome their opponents at Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi. Hellas Verona share rivalry with Chievo Verona and the two local rivals face each other in the “Derby della Scala”.
The first derby of Verona was played on November 18, 2001, with Hellas Verona emerging triumphant (3-2). In 1985 the Mastini won their first and only Scudetto, with the team finishing the season in top position in the Serie A standings, four points clear of second-placed Torino. The likes of Preben Elkjaer, Giuseppe Calderisi, Hans-Peter Briegel, Pietro Fanna and Antonio Di Gennaro led Hellas Verona to the historical success.
However, the most famous footballer who played for Verona is Romania international Adrian Mutu, who scored 16 goals in 57 appearances in the league for the Stadio Marc’ Antonio Bentegodi outfit. Verona will compete in the Italian top flight in the 2017/2018 season as they finished the 2016/2017 Serie B campaign in second position in the table.