Verona vs SPAL
2017/18 Italian Serie A.
Date: Sunday, 29 April 2018
Kick-Off: 14:00 UK,
Venue: Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi (Verona).
It’s a crucial battle for survival as Verona face SPAL. There are quite a few teams who could be dragged into the relegation battle, including Chievo, but will Verona be able to catch up to their cross-town rivals to avoid the drop.
At this point, Verona are six points from safety and Benevento have already been dropped. Should the Gialloblu lose here, they will be well on their way to joining them, so they’ll be desperate to suck SPAL into the same battle.
SPAL were thrashed 3-0 by a Roma side chasing a Champions League spot, which thus ended their unbeaten run which had seen them grind out several draws, including against Juventus.
Crotone and Chievo are the teams they’ll be looking to catch as both teams are just two points clear of them and they can certainly overtake them with a win. Furthermore, with an already-relegated Benevento coming up, the visitors certainly have a great chance to pick up some much needed points and further boost their survival chances.
Verona have lost to Benevento, Sassuolo, and Genoa – which were all great chances for them to get back on track. They have lost five of their last six games and continue to leak goals at an alarming rate. Overall they have been really struggling to put points on the board and have boosted several teams’ survival chances due to their poor showings overall this term.
Verona vs SPAL: Head-to-head statistics
- Verona are undefeated in their last 9 matches against SPAL in all competitions
- SPAL have failed to score in their last 3 matches
- Verona have lost 6 of their last 7 matches
- SPAL have drawn their last 3 away matches
- There have been under 2.5 goals scored in 7 of SPAL last 8 away games
Verona vs SPAL: Prediction
Although SPAL’s away record isn’t the best and they have failed to score in their last three games, they should be able to rebound here. Verona may be undefeated in their last nine games but SPAL have really tightened things up at the back and the hosts could find it tough here.
Verona vs SPAL: Betting tips
- Under 2.5 goals at 1.58
- SPAL to win at 2.25.