Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Sardegna Arena will host Sunday’s football game between Cagliari and Hellas Verona. Despite taking an early lead against Torino at the weekend, the Rossoblu eventually suffered a 2-1 loss to Sinisa Mihajlovic’s troops at Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino, with the team extending their losing run on the road to three games. Cagliari, though, did well to beat Benevento in their last home game in the Serie A and that is giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of Hellas Verona. The Mastini failed to score in three of their last five away games in the national championship and seeing that they have been struggling at the back of late, we do not believe that the visitors will spoil Cagliari’s party at Sardegna Arena. In their last meeting in the Italian top flight Hellas Verona recorded a 2-1 win over Cagliari and, no doubt, the hosts are hungry for revenge.
Highlighted Player (Marco Borriello):
Marco Borriello is a left-footed Italian attacker who was born on 18 June, 1982. Borriello is well known for his powerful shot and he used to play for a number of Serie A teams in the past. The 185-cm-tall striker played for the likes of Treviso, Milan, Genoa, Roma, Carpi and Atalanta in the past and in 2016 he joined Cagliari. It has to be noted that he used to play for Triestina, Empoli, Reggina, Sampdoria, Juventus and West Ham United on loan as well. Marco Borriello won the UEFA Champions League with Milan back in 2007 and he clinched the 2003/2004 Serie A trophy with the Rossoneri. The Italian attacker won Scudetto with Juve as well in the 2011 /2012 season. Speaking of his international career, Borriello made his Italy debut on 6 February, 2008 against Switzerland. He came as a substitute to replace Luca Toni. The Cagliari footballer made Italy Euro 2008 squad, but he did not see any game action at the showpiece tournament.
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.