Chievo vs Verona
Date: Wednesday, 29th November 2017
Kick-off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi (Verona).
It is derby day in Coppa Italia as Chievo welcome Hellas Verona to the Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi on Wednesday.
This will be the 18th edition of the Derby della Scala, but first time ever in the Coppa Italia. The previous 17 duels saw 7 Chievo wins and Hellas Verona are not far behind with 6 wins with another 4 games ending in stalemates.
Form-wise Chievo are having a decent season with the team positioned at 8th in the Serie A standings. Meanwhile, who just regained promotion back to the top division are struggling at the foot of the table.
Chievo are coming into this match on the back of a 3 match unbeaten run, 2 draws and 1 win. Besides, they have been one of the toughest teams to beat in Italy this term, taking points from 10 of the 13 games so far. Their 4 defeats in the campaign came against top sides, Juventus, Lazio, Milan and Sampdoria.
Hellas Verona managed just 2 wins from their 14 matches so far and lost a massive 9 games in the process. Yet, the team could have restored some confidence with the 2-0 away win at Sassuolo on the weekend, ending a terrible streak of 5 losses.
Chievo vs Verona: Head-to-head
- The teams met recently in October and Chievo who were playing as hosts edged a 3-2 win with a late goal.
- Last 9 of the 17 meetings between the two sides are in the Serie A, 4 wins for Chievo, 3 to Verona and 2 draws.
- Their last four meetings saw both teams scoring and three of them over 2.5 goals.
- As a home team, Chievo has lost just 2 of the 9 games against Verona, won 5 and drew 2.
Chievo vs Verona: Predictions
Since this is a derby and often played on high emotions, the full-time results can go either-ways. Also, the conditions are not alien for the visiting side as they share the same stadium with the hosts.
From a punter’s point of view, I find good value in goal markets as the duels between these two sides were never short of goals. We have already seen how tight thing can be when the team met in the Serie A a month ago.
Chievo vs Verona: Bet Tips
Both teams to Score @ 1.70
Over 1.5 second half goals @ 2.10.