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Game Time Thread: Juventus vs. Chievo

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It's been a two-week run in January that has been full of things from Verona. And, to date, they've been lovely things. A win in the Coppa Italia, and three days later a win in Serie A. I don't know about you guys, but that sounds like a lovely four-day run where at times Juventus looked like they could score 10 goals in each game.

So what does Juventus have in store for the last round of this three-game Verona-centric homestand?

That's what we're all here to find out about!

With a win, Juventus has the chance to go up on Roma by eight points in the Serie A table. Well, at least momentarily with Roma set to face Fiorentina in the Sunday night game in the Franchi. And when you consider Chievo currently sits in 17th in the table, then there's a pretty good chance of that happening.


I guess what I'm trying to say here is this: If it's anything like the first two games of the Verona-themed January, then it's a-okay with me.

There may be no Andrea Pirlo, but this is as full strength as Juventus gets in just about every other position. When you combine that with a Chievo side that has, even with the fact they've begun to right the ship after an absolutely nightmarish start to the 2014-15 season, things point toward Juventus getting three points. (I hope.)


Yes, yes. That sounds good.

Starting lineups for both Juventus and Chievo will be posted RIGHT HERE when they become available. I'd drop some kind of Simone Padoin joke here, but I've been battling the flu all week and my funny bone has gone mute. Dagnabbit.


Juventus XI (4-3-1-2): Buffon; Caceres, Bonucci, Chiellini, Evra; Vidal, Marchisio, Pogba; Pereyra; Tevez, Morata

Juventus bench: Storari, Rubinho, Lichtsteiner, Barzagli, Ogbonna, Marrone, Padoin, Pepe, Coman, Giovinco, Llorente

Chievo XI (4-4-2): Bizzarri; Frey, Dainelli, Gamberini, Zukanovic; Birsa, Cofie, Hetemaj, Schelotto; Paloschi, Botta

Chievo bench: Bardi, Seculin, Biraghi, Radovanovic, Christiansen, Lazarevic, Bellomo, Pellissier, Meggiorini