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Brescia host visiting side Hellas Verona at Stadio Mario Rigamonti in this Serie A meeting on Sunday.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Brescia v Hellas Verona can be found here (inc. the best betting odds).
Brescia won’t want a repeat of their last result here following the 6-0 Serie A loss in their previous game against Inter Milan.
In that match, Brescia managed 39% possession and 8 shots at goal with 1 of them on target. Inter Milan got 21 attempts on goal with 9 on target. Ashley Young (5'), Alexis Sánchez (20'), Danilo D'Ambrosio (45'), Roberto Gagliardini (52'), Christian Eriksen (83') and Antonio Candreva (88') scored for Inter Milan.
Fixtures involving Brescia have proved to be entertaining affairs lately with high scoring being the norm. Over their past six games, a total of 20 goals have flown in for both sides combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 4 of those accredited to Rondinelle.
Their prior results show that Brescia:
- have not beaten Hellas Verona in their previous 2 league matches.
- are without a win at home for the past 7 league games. Their fans aren't happy.
Hellas Verona will go into the meeting after a 3-2 Serie A win to defeat Parma in their last fixture.
In that game, Hellas Verona managed 52% possession and 13 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. For Hellas Verona, goals were scored by Samuel Di Carmine (45'), Mattia Zaccagni (54') and Matteo Pessina (81'). For their opponents, Parma had 15 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Dejan Kulusevski (14') and Riccardo Gagliolo (64') scored for Parma.
The stats tell the story, and Hellas Verona have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, conceding 10 goals in total. At the back, Verona could really do with shoring things up. Such a pattern won’t necessarily be sustained into this match, though.
Going into this encounter, Hellas Verona are without an away win for the past 6 league games.
Head to head
Looking at their past head to head clashes dating back to 22/04/2013 tells us that Brescia have won 1 of these & Hellas Verona 3, with the number of draws being 2.
A lot of goals were also scored during this period, 24 in total which averages out at 4 goals per meeting.
The last league meeting featuring these sides was Serie A match day 11 on 03/11/2019 which ended up with the score at Hellas Verona 2-1 Brescia.
In that game, Hellas Verona had 52% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The goals were scored by Eddy Salcedo (50') and Matteo Pessina (81').
Brescia got 16 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Mario Balotelli (85') scored.
The referee was Maurizio Mariani.
Team News: Brescia
Andrea Cistana (Ankle Surgery), Jhon Chancellor (Strain), Enrico Alfonso (Unknown Injury), Emanuele Ndoj (Muscle Fatigue) and Dimitri Bisoli (Patella rupture) will not be able to play for Brescia boss Diego López.
We are thinking that Rondinelle should use the 4-3-1-2 formation featuring Jesse Joronen, Alessandro Semprini, Ales Matějů, Andrea Papetti, Stefano Sabelli, Simon Skrabb, Sandro Tonali, Daniele Dessena, Jaromir Zmrhal, Alfredo Donnarumma and Florian Aye.
Team News: Hellas Verona
Verona manager Ivan Jurić has some current player fitness concerns. Matteo Lovato (Calf Problems), Fabio Borini (Thigh Problems), Eddie Salcedo (Thigh Problems) and Valentin Eysseric (Biceps femoris muscle injury) are those who can’t be considered. Marash Kumbulla cannot play in this game through suspension.
We’re of the thinking that Verona will likely make use of a 3-5-2 formation, choosing Marco Silvestri, Amir Rrahmani, Pawel Dawidowicz, Koray Günter, Marco Davide Faraoni, Miguel Veloso, Valerio Verre, Sofyan Amrabat, Federico DiMarco, Abdoulaye Traoré and Samuel Di Carmine.
We’re of the view that Brescia could find themselves up against it to break down this Hellas Verona lineup who we think will score at least once to gain the upper hand.
We’re therefore seeing a very competitive game with a 0-1 win for Hellas Verona at the end of this one.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Mario Rigamonti (16,743)
Captain: Daniele Gastaldello
Chairman: Massimo Cellino
Manager: Diego López
Competitions: Serie A position 19
⭐ Key Player: Ernesto Torregrossa
Generally taking up the Striker position, Ernesto Torregrossa was born in Caltanissetta, Italy. After having made a senior debut playing for Crotone in the 2014 - 2015 season, the dangerous Forward has struck 4 league goals in this Serie A 2019 - 2020 season to date in a total of 15 appearances.