Allianz Stadium has been good to Juventus this season. Based the history of the stadium, that’s not exactly much of a surprise, but the fact still remains that some of the Bianconeri’s best performances — both in Europe and against domestic opposition — have come right here in Turin.
So, as Juventus prepares for its latest game at Allianz Stadium, the good people here at BWRAO would like to request that this trend continues.
Juventus won’t be facing a title contender or a European heavyweight tonight in Turin. No, this time the eight-time defending Italian champions are facing a Genoa side that entered this round of midweek fixtures just outside of the relegation zone — and that’s because they were able to win their first game with brand new manager and old Inter friend of ours Thiago Motta.
But, Juventus being at home is nice.
It’s always nice, but especially this season knowing how things have gone.
In four Serie A games at Allianz Stadium, Juventus has picked up four wins. In those four games, Juve has scored 10 goals, allowed five, and we all know that three of those came in the wild 4-3 win against rival Napoli right before the first international break of the season. Juventus is also 2-for-2 at home in Europe, with two wins — albeit two very different — helping Juve be where they are at the midway point of group stage play.
So, yes, Allianz Stadium has been a nice play to play at this season.
It was last season, the season before, and the six seasons before that. It is where Juventus has won so many games before, and it’s the place where we fully expect them to continue to be this kind of successful going forward this season and seasons in the future.
That would be nice, right?
Especially so if Juventus can be a little more efficient in front of goal, too.
When: Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019
Where: Allianz Stadium, Turin, Italy
Official kickoff time: 9 p.m. local time in Italy and across Europe; 8 p.m. in the United Kingdom; 4 p.m. Eastern Time; 1 p.m. Pacific Time
Juventus starting XI (4-3-1-2): Buffon; Cuadrado, Bonucci, Rugani, Alex Sandro; Khedira, Bentancur, Matuidi; Bernardeschi; Dybala, Ronaldo
Juventus bench: Szczesny, Pinsoglio, De Sciglio, de Ligt, Danilo, Demiral, Ramsey, Emre Can, Rabiot, Douglas Costa, Olivieri
Genoa starting XI (4-2-3-1): Radu; Ghiglione, Romero, C. Zapata, Ankersen; Schone, Cassata; Agudelo; Pandev, Agudelo, Kouame; Pinamonti
HOW TO WATCH
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