Our match prediction:
Mussi Volanti ended their four-game winless streak with a victory over Torino in the previous round, thanks to Valter Birsa’s late penalty (2-1). The triumph was certainly a morale-booster for Rolando Maran’s charges, and now they await Sassuolo in high spirits. I Neroverdi shared spoils with ten-man Palermo, courtesy of Uros Djurdjevic’s header (2-2). Eusebio di Francesco’s charges are in serious problems, having failed to record a triumph in their previous six games (D3 L3). They are in desperate need of a victory if they plan to remain in the 7th position, since Empoli and Lazio are breathing down their necks. It has to be noted that both teams have been struggling of late, so do not expect a lot of fireworks in this meeting. Bearing in mind that Chievo are now without their star attacker Alberto Paloschi, who moved to Swansea, and that Sassuolo are not so efficient on their travels, a low-scoring draw appears on the cards.
Highlighted Team (Chievo Verona):
Associazione Calcio Chievo Verona shortly Chievo Verona is an Italian football club founded in 1929 and is currently active in the Serie A. The club is hosting it’s games in the Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi which holds a capacity for 42 000 football fans. Chievo Verona shares the stadium with their city rivals Hellas Verona. After a couple of years playing in the Serie B the club from Verona managed to reach the Serie A in 2009/2010. Since the club is active in the Serie A the best performance was in the season 2011/2012 where Chievo Verona was able to end 10th on the Serie A table.Chievo Verona never managed to reach the group stage in a European top league. In the past Chievo got knocked out several times in the UEFA cup qualifiers and one time in the Champions League qualification stage. Known players that wore the Chievo Verona kit in their career are: Amauri, Brighi, Perrotta and Barzagli