Hellas Verona vs Chievo
Italian Serie A
Date: Saturday, 10th March 2018
Kick-off at 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi (Verona).
Hellas Verona play hosts to Chievo in the much anticipated Derby della Scala on Saturday.
The two clubs from the city of Verona are potential relegation candidates with Chievo sitting at 15th on the log with a 4-point lead over the bottom three. Meanwhile, Hellas are 1 spot ahead of the rock bottom side Benevento and need another 5-point to move into the safe zone. Therefore, this is not only a derby, but also a six-pointer in the relegation battle.
Verona are coming on the back of a 2-1 home win over Torino, which is only their second win in the space of 5 games. Meantime, they are one of the easiest teams to beat in Serie A this term, losing a total of 17 from 26, the second worst in the league.
Chievo are in worst possible shape at the moment and they are staying above the danger zone on the back of good work done at the start of the season. They were beaten 1-0 by Fiorentina in the last round, marking the team’s 9th defeat in the space of 12 games. They won just once in the period and drawn twice.
Meantime, Chievo are the worst away side in the league in recent times. They are currently on a 6-match losing streak and scored just once in the process.
Verona vs Chievo: Head-to-head
The last meeting between the two happened in the Coppa Italia in November. They were inseparable after the regulated 90 minutes plus extra time before Verona clinch the tie on penalty-shootout.
The first leg clash of the corresponding Serie A clash resulted in a 3-2 home win for Chievo.
Both teams scored in the last five meetings between the two sides in all competitions.
As the hosts, Verona won 2 and lost 2 in Serie A meetings with Chievo.
Overall, there has been 9 Serie A meetings between the clubs since 2001, but they are once again tied in the head-to-head with 3 wins and 3 draws each.
Verona vs Chievo: Prediction
Verona are coming into this match with a better momentum while Chievo are struggling to deliver results and are particularly poor in away games.
However, I expect to see both teams to get their names on the score-sheet on Saturday, but ultimately Hellas Verona will be the side going to take all three points.
Correct Score Prediction: 2-1 win for the home team at 11.00 odds with Jetbull.
Verona vs Chievo: Bet Tips
Verona to win at 3.30 with Jetbull
Both teams to Score and Over 2.5 goals combo for 2.35 odds with Spin Palace Sports.