Hellas Verona vs Sassuolo
Italy – Serie A
Date: Friday, 25 October 2019
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi.
Even though Hellas Verona numbers are underwhelming, we should see goals on Friday, on both ends. Sassuolo’s injury-hit defence is shockingly bad at the moment, but their forwards Berardi and Caputo have scored 9 goals combined this season.
Verona vs Sassuolo: Head-to-head (h2h)
Overall Stats (16 games): Hellas Verona 7 wins, Sassuolo 7 wins, 2 Draws.
- On average 2 goals have been scored per game in their meetings at Sassuolo’s stadium over the course of history.
- Hellas Verona have won four of seven H2H encounters at this venue.
- Both teams have found the back of the net in four of the last seven H2H games.
Verona vs Sassuolo: Predicted Starting Lineups
Hellas Verona (3-4-2-1): Silvestri – Gunter, Kumbulla, Rrahmani – Lazovic, Faraoni, Veloso, Amrabat – Verre, Pessina – Stepinski.
Sassuolo (4-3-1-2): Consigli – Muldur, Peluso, Marlon, Toljan – Obiang, Duncan, Magnanelli – Traore – Berardi, Caputo.
Verona vs Sassuolo: Prediction
Hellas Verona dropped to 14th position after the last week’s defeat away to Napoli (0-2). The Scaligers looked fantastic in first 30 minutes, they even had a goal disallowed, but it was Milik who broke the deadlock and went on to score again half an hour later.
Ivan Juric is clearly unhappy with his strikers. Stepinski, Di Carmine, Pazzini and Tutino have scored zero goals combined this season. It really feels like they’re one quality striker away from a safe, mid-table finish. Badu, Pazzini and Bessa are questionable with injuries.
The Neroverdi, sitting at 17th position with a game in hand, suffered third defeat on the trot against Inter Milan (3-4) in the previous round. They were atrocious in the first half yet again, but they fought back after the break and nearly got an equalizer in the dying minutes.
Sassuolo will be hoping to snap their 4-game losing streak on the road on Friday. Rogerio is still out, Chiriches, Ferrari, Bourabia and Mazzitelli will be evaluated.
Hellas Verona have win-draw-lose record of 1-1-2 at Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi this season. They’re scoring 0.75 goals per game at home, whilst conceding 0.50 per match. The Scaligers have defeated Sampdoria 2-0 in their latest home fixture.
Sassuolo have three defeats away from home this season. They’re netting 1 goal per bout, but leaking goals all over the place with an average of 2.33 goals allowed per game. They have conceded 13 goals in their last 5 Serie A games, mostly in 1st half, and their pair of central defenders, Ferari (6 games played) and Chiriches (4 games) will probably miss this one.
Even though Hellas Verona numbers are underwhelming, we should see goals on Friday, on both ends. Sassuolo defence is shockingly bad at the moment, but their forwards Berardi and Caputo have scored 9 goals combined this season and I can see them bagging a goal at Bentegodi.
Verona vs Sassuolo: Betting Tips
Over 2.5 goals (Asian Total) @ 1.81
Both Teams to Score – Yes @ 1.82.