Verona vs Parma Prediction, Betting Tips and Match Preview for Italian Serie A match on Wednesday, 1 July 2020. Kick off 20:45 UK/ 21:45 CET at the Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi.
The Crusaders and the Mastiffs are placed eighth and ninth in the table, and with the season entering its final stretch, time is fast running out for the teams to make the European cut. The target for the squads would be a finish in the seventh position or higher.
As of now, the seventh spot is occupied by AC Milan with 42 points, while these two teams are stuck at 39 points each. And to pile on, AC Milan are taking on the bottom-most placed team this game week, and are expected to easily win.
On that account, whoever loses this upcoming match-up at the Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi, will fall behind in their race to Europe.
Suffice it to say, we are in for a thrilling set of ninety minutes, and if previous h2h clashes, as well as recent form provide any indication, expect a goal-fest.
Verona vs Parma: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Eight of the previous thirteen games had three or more goals.
- The reverse fixture had ended in a 0-1 win for the Mastiffs.
- They had also recorded six of the preceding seven wins.
- At this venue, the hosts are on a three-fixture winning run.
- It’s been 19 years since the guests have recorded a victory at this stadium.
Verona vs Parma: Prediction
The Mastiffs were held to a 3-3 draw on the road the last match-day, by Sassuolo. The fact that the guests blew a two-goal lead, and that too after conceding the equalizer in the 90+7th minute, was particularly hurtful.
In the meantime, the Crusaders lost 1-2 at home the past game week, against Inter.
Here too the home team blew away a lead in the dying minutes of the match-up. After leading 1-0 for a very long time, the hosts conceded two goals in the 84th and 87th minutes – for them to see Antonio Conte’s men walk away with the three points.
As things stand, the hosts of the day have the advantage. They had recorded a win in the reverse fixture, and even had registered six of the last seven h2h wins. Moreover, they are on a three-game winning run at this venue against this rival, and have not lost a fixture against them since 2001.
Going on, the Crusaders have a total of five wins on the road this whole season, and they were winless in seven of the past ten matches on the road as well.
On the other hand, their counterparts were unbeaten in 11 of their preceding 13 overall fixtures, and had won seven of their past ten appearances at home. Likely, expect Verona to deliver the better performance.
In terms of goals – due to the game being played like a virtual final, either squad would go in looking for the kill. Once any team concedes, the other will have nothing to lose, and will attack relentlessly, which should lead to more goals at either of the ends.
Add in the struggling defense of both, and the 2.5 Match Goals seems a good bet.
Verona vs Parma: Betting Tips
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 2.20 (6/5)
Verona to Win Either Half @ 1.40 (2/5).