Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Bologna and Verona face each other at Stadio Renato Dall’Ara in what is expected to be a close Serie A game. The Rossoblu aim to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to Lazio, and we are positive that they will adopt an attack-minded approach in Sunday’s clash. Marko Arnautovic, who opened his goal-scoring account at the weekend, is likely to prove a handful for the opposition back-line, while defender Adama Soumaoro will have to serve his one-game ban against Verona.
Anyhow, we predict that Sinisa Mihajlovic’s troops will find the net in their first home game of the season as Verona experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 5-2 loss to Napoli. The Mastini do not look sharp defensively, but given their attacking potential, both teams to score betting option should be considered. Verona defender Federico Ceccherini is injured for the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (Diego Falcinelli):
Diego Falcinelli is an Italian footballer who plays for Sassuolo as a striker. He joined the Neroverdi in 2009, but spent several seasons on loan at Foligno, Juve Stabia, Lanciano and Perugia. Falcinelli score 14 goals in 38 league appearances for Perugia and, as a result, Sasuolo chiefs wanted his back.
The 186-cm-tall attacker returned to the club in 2015 and he scored two goals in 26 appearances for the Neroverdi in the 2015/2016 Serie A campaign. Falcinelli was born in Marsciano, Italy on 26 June, 1991 and he has yet to make his debut for the Italy national team. However, it has to be noted that he received a call-up to Italy U19 team.
The left-footed striker, who is capable of playing as a winger as well, has a contract with Sassuolo which expires on 30 June, 2020. Falcinelli wears number nine on his shirt and he is represented by PB sports management.
Highlighted Team (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.