SPAL vs Hellas Verona
Italy – Serie A
Date: Sunday, 5 January 2020
Kick-off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Paolo Mazza (Ferrara)
The Spalini struggled big-time against similar-rated teams this season, especially at home, where they lost to Lecce (1-3), Sampdoria (0-1) and Brescia (0-1). Hellas Verona, on the other hand, have 4-1-0 record against teams below them in the table.
SPAL vs Hellas Verona: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Overall Stats (11 games): SPAL 1 Win, Verona 4 Wins, 6 Draws.
- Gli Spalini are yet to win a home game vs Hellas Verona (0-3-2)
- Four of their five outings at Paolo Mazza Stadium had BTTS – Yes.
- At least three goals have been scored in four of their last six head-to-head meetings.
- SPAL topped Scaligers 3-1 in their latest H2H duel.
SPAL vs Verona: Predicted Starting Lineups
Spal (3-5-2): Berisha – Tomovic, Vicari, Igor – Cionek, Valoti, Missiroli, Kurtic, Strefezza – Paloschi, Petagna.
Hellas Verona (3-4-2-1): Silvestri – Rrahmani, Kumbulla, Gunter – Faraoni, Pessina, Miguel Veloso, Lazovic – Verre, Zaccagni – Di Carmine (Stepinski).
SPAL vs Verona: Prediction
Gli Spalini snapped their nine-game winless spell in the league with a 2-1 road victory over Torino. As a result, SPAL moved up to 19th position on the ladder, three points off of safety. Leonardo Semplici’s side will be hoping to build on that performance when they take on well-coached Hellas Verona team on Sunday.
SPAL have recorded two wins, two draws and four defeats at Paolo Mazza, scoring a goal per match and shipping 1.38 in return. They’ve earned five points from last five games at this venue (1-2-2) and lost narrowly to Brescia in their most recent home fixture.
Reca and Jankovic are highly doubtful to make it, Fares and D’Alessandro are long-term absentees for the hosts.
The Scaligers enjoyed three weeks break as their league game against Lazio got rescheduled for February 5th. Prior to that, Ivan Juric’s men ended their two-game losing streak with an entertaining 3-3 draw vs Torino in which all three Verona substitutes were on target.
With 19 points to their name and a game in hand, Hellas Verona lie on 13th position, five points clear of relegation-threatened sides.
The visitors have two wins, one draw and four defeats on the road, averaging a goal scored per game, whilst conceding 1.43 per match. They’ve lost three of their last five away fixtures.
Badu, Besa and Di Carmine will be evaluated before the game, Amrabat is suspended on yellow card accumulation.
The Spalini struggled big-time against similar-rated teams this season, especially at home, where they lost to Lecce (1-3), Sampdoria (0-1) and Brescia (0-1).
Hellas Verona, on the other hand, have 4-1-0 record against teams below them in the table. Therefore, I’m willing to back them in DNB market with fantastic odds.
As for my second bet, I will go with Over 2.25 as Verona’s ‘underish’ pattern seems to be broken with 8 goals scored and 11 goals conceded over the last five league matches.
SPAL vs Verona: Betting Tips
Hellas Verona Draw-No-Bet @ 2.06
Over 2.25 Goals (Asian Total) @ 1.86.