Our football match prediction:
There will be fireworks when two bitter local rivals Chievo Verona and Hellas Verona face each other at Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi in the Derby della Scala. The two sides meet in the Coppa Italia last 16 and a close encounter is on the cards. Chievo sit in the middle of the Serie A table ahead of Wednesday’s football match and, speaking of the Italian Cup, they set up a meeting with Hellas Verona by beating Ascoli in front of home fans. The Mastini made a very slow start to the season and we do not believe that they are capable of getting their revenge on the Mussi Volanti for a 3-2 loss in the national championship. Chievo have been struggling on the travels in the 2017/2018 season and we predict that the hosts will emerge triumphant in the local Derby di Verona. Roberto Inglese scored a brace for the Mussi Volanti in the league win over the Mastini, thus the opposition defenders should have him at bay.
Highlighted Player (Nicola Rigoni):
Nicola Rigoni is a professional football player who was born in Schio, Italy on 12 November, 1990. Rigoni is a product of Vicenza’s youth school and he played 31 league games for the Biancorossi at senior level. In 2010 he decided to move to Palermo, but he made no more than four league appearances for the Sicilian outfit in the 2010/2011 season. The Italian midfielder returned to Vicenza in 2011, but he once again left the club (2012). Rigoni signed a contract with Chievo on 5 September, 2012, but he was immediately sent on loan to his former club Vicenza. After ending his loan spells with the likes of Reggina and Cittadella, he returned to Chievo for the 2015/2016 season. He made 28 league appearances for the Mussi Volanti, scoring three goals in the process. Nicola Rigoni has a contract with Chievo which expires on 30 June, 2018. His main position is defensive midfield, but he is capable of producing fine displays further up the pitch as well.
Highlighted Team (Hellas Verona):
Founded back in 1903, Hellas Verona are a professional football club that compete in the Italian Serie A. The “Mastini” are well known for their yellow and blue jerseys and they welcome their opponents at Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi. Hellas Verona share rivalry with Chievo Verona and the two local rivals face each other in the “Derby della Scala”. The first derby of Verona was played on November 18, 2001, with Hellas Verona emerging triumphant (3-2). In 1985 the Mastini won their first and only Scudetto, with the team finishing the season in top position in the Serie A standings, four points clear of second-placed Torino. The likes of Preben Elkjaer, Giuseppe Calderisi, Hans-Peter Briegel, Pietro Fanna and Antonio Di Gennaro led Hellas Verona to the historical success. However, the most famous footballer who played for Verona is Romania international Adrian Mutu, who scored 16 goals in 57 appearances in the league for the Stadio Marc’ Antonio Bentegodi outfit. Verona will compete in the Italian top flight in the 2017/2018 season as they finished the 2016/2017 Serie B campaign in second position in the table.