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  • September 22, 2013
  • • 14:00
  • • Juventus Stadium, Torino
  • Referee: M. Bergonzi
  • • Attendance: 38789
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Juventus 1.18 1.18 1.15 1.15 1.15
Draw 7.00 7.00 7.50 7.50 7.50
Hellas Verona 13.00 13.00 17.00 16.50 18.00
Juventus-Verona Preview: Visitors target second top side scalp

Juventus-Verona Preview: Visitors target second top side scalp

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The Bianconeri will be wary of an upset due to AC Milan's opening day defeat to Sunday's opponents, who they have not played in six years

Juventus entertain Verona in Serie A on Sunday in what will be the first match between the two clubs for over six years.

The sides' last meeting came in Serie B in April 2007 following Juventus’ relegation for their involvement in the Calciopoli match-fixing scandal - a fixture the Turin club won 1-0.

Indeed, the reigning top-flight champions have won nine of their last 10 games against Verona and will be expected to rack up another victory over their newly promoted opponents this time around.

Juve's bid to win a third consecutive Serie A title has got off to a strong start, with Antonio Conte's men collecting seven points from their opening three games against Sampdoria, Lazio and Inter.

Their 1-1 draw at San Siro last weekend was earned thanks to Arturo Vidal’s third Serie A goal of the season, and the Chilean midfielder is sure to provide a major attacking threat to Andrea Mandorlini's side, along with the likes of Carlos Tevez and Mirko Vucinic.

Conte will be without Uruguayan defender Martin Caceres (knee) and Simone Pepe (thigh) for the game, but midfielder Claudio Marchisio could make his first appearance of the season after a knee problem.

The size of Verona's task is shown in the fact that Juve have lost just twice in 39 Serie A games since moving to the Juventus Stadium ahead of the 2011-12 campaign.

However, they have started their first top-flight season since 2001-02 well, taking six points from their three games so far, beating fellow newly promoted outfit Sassuolo 2-0 last time out.

Verona will also take heart from the fact they have already overcome one of the giants of Italian football this term as they came from behind to beat Milan 2-1 on the opening weekend, while they lost just four times away on their way to finishing second in Serie B last season.

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30Marco StorariGoalkeeper
5Angelo OgbonnaDefender
15Andrea BarzagliDefender
19Leonardo BonucciDefender
6Paul PogbaMidfielder
21Andrea PirloMidfielder
22Kwadwo AsamoahMidfielder
23Arturo VidalMidfielder
33Mauricio IslaDefender
14Fernando LlorenteStriker
10Carlos TévezStriker
1Gianluigi BuffonGoalkeeper
-Leonardo CittiGoalkeeper
3Giorgio ChielliniDefender
11Paolo De CeglieDefender
-Federico PelusoDefender
26Stephan LichtsteinerDefender
8Claudio MarchisioMidfielder
16Marco MottaDefender
20Simone PadoinMidfielder
9Mirko VučinićStriker
12Sebastian GiovincoStriker
27Fabio QuagliarellaStriker
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18Vangelis MorasDefender
23Alejandro GonzálezDefender
19Fabrizio CacciatoreDefender
33Alessandro AgostiniDefender
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10Emil HallfredssonMidfielder
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5Massimo DonatiMidfielder
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4Simon LanerMidfielder
11Bosko JankovicStriker
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