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Hellas Verona will be hosting the visiting SPAL at Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi in the Serie A game on Wednesday.
All Hellas Verona v SPAL match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below (including the best match odds).
Hellas Verona won’t want a repeat of their last result here following a 1-5 Serie A defeat last time out to Lazio.
In that match, Hellas Verona managed 56% possession and 17 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. The only player to score for Hellas Verona was Sofyan Amrabat (38'). Lazio got 13 shots on goal with 6 on target. Ciro Immobile (45', 83', 90'), Sergej Milinković-Savić (56') and Joaquín Correa (62') scored for Lazio.
Verona have not been the best at stopping their opponents of late, but they’ve also managed to hit the back of the net themselves. Analysis of their previous 6 games shows that Verona have conceded in 6 of them in addition to scoring in 6 of those games.
Going into this contest, Hellas Verona haven’t won at home in the past 3 league matches.
In the game prior to this, SPAL drew 1-1 in the Serie A match with Torino.
In that match, SPAL had 55% possession and 7 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for SPAL was Marco D'Alessandro (80'). Torino got 20 attempts on goal with 6 on target. Simone Verdi (57') scored for Torino.
Demonstrating their bias toward action-packed matches, the back of the net has been hit 21 times in the prior 6 matches in which SPAL have taken to the field, yielding a mean average of 3.5 goals for each fixture. Opposition teams have got 18 from this total. Such a trend won’t necessarily follow through into this match, though.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that SPAL:
- remain undefeated by Hellas Verona when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 matches in the league.
- are without an away win for the past 4 matches in the league.
Head to head
Inspecting their prior head-to-head meetings dating back to 18/01/2009 tells us that Hellas Verona have won 3 of these & SPAL 1, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 2.
A combined sum of 15 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 9 from Verona and 6 created by SPAL. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.5.
The last league fixture featuring the two was Serie A match day 18 on 05/01/2020 when it ended SPAL 0-2 Hellas Verona.
That time, SPAL managed 55% possession and 19 shots at goal with 2 of them on target.
At the other end, Hellas Verona had 19 attempts on goal with 8 of them on target. Giampaolo Pazzini (14') and Mariusz Stępiński (85') scored.
The referee was Marco Guida.
Team News: Hellas Verona
Claud Adjapong (Thigh Muscle Strain), Pawel Dawidowicz (Muscular problems), Giampaolo Pazzini (Adductor problems), Andrea Danzi (Ankle Surgery) and Marash Kumbulla (Biceps femoris muscle injury) won’t be able to feature for Verona manager Ivan Jurić. Amir Rrahmani cannot play in this game through suspension.
In our view, Verona should employ a 3-4-2-1 formation with Boris Radunovic, Matteo Lovato, Koray Günter, Miguel Veloso, Darko Lazovic, Sofyan Amrabat, Matteo Pessina, Marco Davide Faraoni, Fabio Borini, Mattia Zaccagni and Valentin Eysseric.
Team News: SPAL
SPAL boss Luigi Di Biagio has to choose a team with limited availability. Sergio Floccari (Contused laceration), Lucas Castro (Muscle Fatigue), Ervin Zukanovic (Ankle problems), Mattia Valoti (Muscle Fatigue) and Etrit Berisha (Hand fracture) won’t be making appearances.
We’re of the thinking that SPAL might make use of a 3-5-2 system, giving starts to Demba Thiam Ngagne, Francesco Vicari, Thiago Rangel Cionek, Bartosz Salamon, Gabriel Strefezza, Bryan Dabo, Simone Missiroli, Alessandro Murgia, Mohamed Fares, Andrea Petagna and Federico Di Francesco.
In this game, Hellas Verona have it within them to get a lot of shots on goal and make them count.
Conversely, SPAL will be up against it to score a goal of their own but do we see them getting enough chances to score, too.
We reckon that it will be a decent 3-1 margin for Hellas Verona at the end of the match.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi (39,211)
Captain: Giampaolo Pazzini
Chairman: Maurizio Setti
Manager: Ivan Jurić
Competitions: Serie A position 9
🔑 Star Player: Matteo Pessina
Generally taking to the field in the Centre Midfield position, Matteo Pessina was born in Monza, Italy. After making a first senior appearance for Spezia in the 2017 - 2018 season, the dangerous Midfielder has got 7 league goals in this Serie A 2019 - 2020 campaign to date coming from a total of 33 appearances.