Verona vs SPAL
Italy – Serie A
Date: Wednesday, 29 July 2020
Kick-off at 18:30 UK/ 19:30 CET
Venue: Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi.
The Mastiffs are placed comfortably in the mid-table, and have ensured their safety from the relegation cut-off with games to spare. However, this sense of relaxation have massively brought down their intensity, and expectedly the team has failed to perform in the last several weeks.
They now are eager to get back to form, and have a great opportunity to do that this Wednesday. The reason being – they are pitted against the dead-last placed Gli Estensi, who already have confirmed their relegation from the Serie A.
As far as Luigi Di Biagio’s men are concerned, they are being tortured. After knowing that they have no option to claw back into the Serie A, they have to show up for the remaining games, where the opponents are eager to take advantage of their helplessness. But such is the cruel nature of the sport.
By the looks of things, expect a defining Verona win this Wednesday.
Verona vs SPAL: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reverse fixture was won by Ivan Juric’s men on the road, with a 0-2 scoreline.
- They have lost just once against this rival in the past two decades.
- They had kept clean sheets in three of the preceding five games.
- The team had scored two or more goals in four of the preceding six encounters.
- At this venue, the guests have managed to keep a clean sheet just once in the 21st century.
Verona vs SPAL: Prediction
The Mastiffs lost 1-5 at home the last match-day, against Lazio. Ciro Immobile scored an inspiring hat-trick to lead his team to a victory.
Meanwhile, Gli Estensi were held to a 1-1 draw at home the past game week, by Torino.
As things stand, Juric’s men are the favorites for the day. They had a chance to make it to Europe, only if they had not dropped intensity in the second half of the season.
As such, they surely will be determined to make a better effort in 2020-21, and for that to happen, it’s important that they regain their confidence.
A game against the worst team in the competition is easily the best opportunity to do that. Not only Biagio’s men placed 20th in the table, but they are also already relegated (which will play a huge role in their mentality).
Moreover, Gli Estensi have scored the least number of goals so far, just 26, whereas 17 of the remaining 19 teams had scored more than 40 goals.
Finally, they are on an eleven-game winless run, and had also lost 16 of their preceding 20 overall fixtures. Taking into account all these factors, expect Verona to win the match-up this Wednesday.
Verona vs SPAL: Betting Tips
Verona to Win @ 1.60 (3/5)
To Score in First Half: Verona @ 1.60 (3/5).