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2021-22 Serie A: Matchday 35 Preview

In Matchday 35 of the 2021-22 Serie A, Juventus host Venezia at the Allianz Stadium, Empoli host Torino at the Stadio Carlo Castellani, and Roma host Bologna at the Stadio Olimpico on 01 May 2022!


Juventus vs Venezia (6:25 AM EST)

Juventus currently sit in fourth place in Serie A with 66 points (19W-9D-6L) and Venezia sit in 20th place in the top flight of Italian football with 22 points (5W-7D-21L).

Match Insights

Juventus have won 10 of their 12 Serie A home games against Venezia, scoring an average of 2.4 goals per game; the Arancioneroverdi could become the third Venetian side in which the Bianconeri have beaten 10 times in a row at home in the Italian top-flight, after Hellas Verona (12, between 1989 and 2019) and Vicenza (14, between 1959 and 1973). After only losing one of their first seven Serie A matches against Juventus (W1 D5), Venezia have suffered 15 defeats in their following 18 encounters (W1 D2); no other side has beaten the Lagunari more often in the competition (16, level with AC Milan).

Players to Watch

Juventus striker Paulo Dybala (9) could become the fifth Argentine player in the Italian top-flight history (excluding naturalized) to score 10+ goals in at least six different seasons – after Gabriel Batistuta (9), Hernán Crespo (8), Abel Balbo (7) and Mauro Icardi (6) – overtaking both Gonzalo Higuaín (5) and Diego Maradona (5) in the process.

Mattia Aramu’s last Serie A goal came in the reverse fixture against Juventus in December; since then, only Musa Barrow (15) has played more often among strikers who have failed to score over the same period than Aramu (14).


Empoli vs Torino (8:55 AM EST)

Empoli currently sit in 14th place in Serie A with 37 points (9W-10D-15L) and Torino sit in 11th place in the top flight of Italian football with 44 points (11W-11D-12L).

Match Insights

Empoli and Torino have faced each other 19 times in Serie A, nine of which have ended level, and the Granata winning only three times (Empoli seven victories). The Azzurri are unbeaten in their nine Serie A games against Torino to come during the second half of the season (W5 D4), including winning four of the last five games; they are also unbeaten in their nine Serie A home games against the Granata (W3 D6).

Players to Watch

Thanks to his two successive braces, Saša Lukic (4) has netted more goals than any other central midfielder in April within the top five European Leagues. In addition, the last Torino midfielder to find the net in three successive Serie A matches was Lukic himself back in November 2020 (vs Sassuolo, Lazio and Genoa).

Andrea Pinamonti has scored 12 goals in Serie A this season, one more than he managed across his previous five seasons in the competition for Inter, Genoa and Frosinone (11 combined). Considering those born since 1999, only Dusan Vlahovic (50) has scored more Italian top-flight goals than Pinamonti (23 goals).


Roma vs Bologna (2:30 PM EST)

Roma currently sit in fourth place in Serie A with 58 points (17W-7D-10L) and Bologna sit in 13th place in the top flight of Italian football with 42 points (11W-9D-14L).

Match Insights

Bologna won the reverse fixture this season and could win both games in a single Serie A campaign against the Giallorossi for the first time since 1966/67. Although Roma have scored in 30 consecutive home games against Bologna in Serie A, they failed to score in their last match against the side and could go goalless in consecutive Serie A games against the Rossoblù for the first time since February 1977.

Players to Watch

Only Ciro Immobile (9) has netted more goals than Marko Arnautovic since February (7) in Serie A. He has scored 13 goals in total this season; the last Bologna player to score more goals in his first season for the Rossoblù was Marco Di Vaio (24 goals in the 2008/09 campaign).

Tammy Abraham has not scored in his last four Serie A games. It is his longest streak without a goal with the Giallorossi since October 2021 (6 consecutive matches).


Serie A Matchday 35 Video Preview

To catch Juventus vs Venezia, Empoli vs Torino, and Roma vs Bologna live on 01 May 2022, be sure to visit TLN or sign up for VIVA Streaming TV, where you can experience a 7-Day Free Trial of Canada’s first TV streaming service specializing in multicultural diverse content, including Serie A fixtures.

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