Juventus vs. Hellas Verona match preview: Time, TV schedule, and the best way to watch the Serie A

This previous weekend, Juventus did one thing they have not performed a whole lot of over the previous few years. It is onerous to imagine how this group has performed for a lot of the time since Max Allegri got here again in the summertime of 2021, however Juve truly one a giant sport in opposition to one in every of their greatest rivals. It occurred—we’ve proof of it.

That win over Inter was the primary within the closing stretch earlier than the World Cup break arrived.

With it now previously, it means there’s all of 180 or so minutes left earlier than a lot of Juventus’ roster heads to Qatar to play in regardless of the heck we’re calling this event.

What this closing week is giving us, if something aside from the prospect to gather six extra factors earlier than the 2022 slate of video games involves a detailed, is a preview of what the Europa League schedule setup is perhaps like. Ah, sure — that superb Thursday and Sunday grind during which a few of Juve’s different direct rivals have handled over the previous few years.

The primary half of that Thursday-Sunday grind to wrap up the pre-World Cup break schedule has Juventus heading to the Bentegodi to face a Hellas Verona squad that’s… not excellent. Like, not good in any respect. And with Juve recent off their greatest win of the season this previous weekend, the very last thing we have to see occur is for this group to take a step again simply when it is beginning to appear to be they’re beginning to construct a little bit little bit of momentum .

That is been one thing that has been a difficulty with Allegri 2.0 amongst all the different points which have come out of the final yr and a half underneath Max’s watch. There have been some stable wins in there — clearly not sufficient for anyone’s liking! — however there’s additionally been some very unhealthy performances and outcomes simply when issues begin to appear to be they’re turning for the higher.

That is Juventus’ probability to not solely shed a few of these earlier demons which have hampered them during the last 16 months but in addition to attempt to benefit from the tact that a number of the groups which can be sitting in entrance of them within the Serie A standings have themselves dropped factors just lately and allowed Allegri’s facet to shut the hole within the race for the highest 4.

AC Milan dropped factors on Tuesday night time. Atalanta dropped factors on Wednesday night time. So did Rome. That is the chance for Juventus — which entered the ultimate midweek spherical of 2022 in fifth place however is now sixth, a degree behind Roma, after Wednesday’s outcomes — to leap over a few their direct rivals for the highest 4 after they dropped factors.

Critically, Juventus might soar into third with a win on Thursday night time and a Lazio loss later within the day. That is not a bit. This isn’t a drill.

(Additionally makes Sunday night time’s matchup in Turin simply that rather more essential, does not it?)

So let’s simply put this on the market proper now: Hellas Verona just isn’t group.

In reality, in a season that has been seen a number of the provincial sides very a lot fully surpass preseason expectations, Hellas has performed simply in regards to the reverse of that. They don’t seem to be within the high half of the desk. They don’t seem to be even near the highest half of the desk. In reality, as I sort this, Hellas Verona sits lifeless final in Serie A with one win to its title by means of the primary 13 rounds of video games.

So whereas Allegri may be very a lot dropping strains like “Tomorrow, we are going to play in Verona in opposition to a group that has crushed Juventus thrice within the final 5 video games” at his pre-match press convention, this Verona group may be very a lot not like these Verona groups. This Hellas group has one of many worst assaults within the league. This Hellas group has the worst protection within the league.

Regardless of how shorthanded Juve should still be because of accidents — and there are nonetheless some although gamers are coming again into the fold once more — it is a sport that solely has one possibility hooked up to it. Juventus has to win, and possibly they’re going to win by a couple of targets slightly than Allegri hunkering issues down per regular. If the second half in opposition to Inter on Sunday night time confirmed us something, it is the truth that having the foot on the fuel irrespective of the rating just isn’t a foul factor by any means.

TEAM NEWS

  • The damage record just isn’t so long as it was! It is a good factor!
  • Leandro Paredes is again within the squad.
  • Moise Kean can also be again within the squad.
  • Nonetheless, the damage remains to be an extended one, with these gamers nonetheless out injured for the journey to Verona: Paul Pogba, Dusan Vlahovic, Weston McKennie, Mattia De Sciglio, Samuel Iling-Junior, Marley Aké and Kaio Jorge.
  • Federico Chiesa was not referred to as up for the journey to Verona, with Allegri not giving a very particular purpose for why that was the case at his pre-match press convention.
  • Allegri mentioned that Vlahovic “is feeling higher,” however nonetheless coping with a groin damage.
  • Mattia Perin will get the beginning in purpose, in accordance with Allegri.
  • Allegri mentioned Angel Di Maria, who got here again into the squad for the Derby d’Italia, will “more likely to have half an hour in his legs.”

JUVENTUS PLAYER TO WATCH

I’ve actually simply considered operating it again and going with Nicolo Fagioli once more. it might completely make sense, proper? He is the title that everyone desires to see on the group sheet proper now and the one who has been nice in his first couple of begins with Juve.

However, there’s additionally one thing else that was actually good to see in opposition to Inter that has been effervescent up a bit during the last couple of weeks. Sure, one cross at a time.

Photograph by Matteo Bottanelli/NurPhoto by way of Getty Photos

I mentioned it within the post-game thread over the weekend and I’ll repeat it right here: How Filip Kostic performed in opposition to Inter is precisely the type of efficiency Juventus thought they had been getting after they signed him this previous summer time.

And, as many have famous over the previous few days, that Kostic’s efficiency regarded so much like what he did for portion of his time with Eintracht Frankfurt.

Is it handy that Kostic has come alive just some quick weeks earlier than he heads off to the World Cup to hopefully ship in a lot of crosses to Dusan Vlahovic whereas they put on the very elegant Serbia package? Positive, you’ll be able to go that path with it.

However I wish to level to what has occurred over the previous few weeks that has contributed to Kostic’s uptick in kind: Allegri has began utilizing a 3-5-2/3-5-1-1 formation during which Kostic completely thrived in throughout his time with Frankfurt. What formation did Frankfurt use as Kostic turned probably the greatest help males in Europe’s high 5 leagues? Sure, type of one Juventus is utilizing proper now.

Juve signed Kostic to do precisely what he is been doing of late — set issues up for his teammates to attempt to rating targets. Perhaps Kostic will get a couple of extra targets to his title from him earlier than the season is over, however so long as the assists proceed to go up and up and up, that is Kostic doing the primary factor he brings to this group.

Fireplace off these crosses as a lot as you need, Filip. They’re undoubtedly understanding fairly effectively currently.

MATCH INFO

When: Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022.

The place: Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi, Verona, Italy.

Official kickoff time: 6:30 pm native time in Italy and round Europe, 5:30 pm in the UK, 12:30 pm Jap time, 9:30 am Pacific time.

HOW TO WATCH

TV: BT Sport 1 (United Kingdom); Sky Sport Uno, Sky Sport Calcio (Italy).

On-line/Streaming: Paramount+ (United States); fuboTV Canada (Canada); BT Sport app, BTSport.com (United Kingdom); DAZN, Sky Go Italia (Italy).

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