Our football match prediction:
SPAL were on the verge of beating Fiorentina in their last league match, but they eventually shared the spoils with the Viola in front of home fans. The newcomers are determined to secure the Serie A survival, but they are only one point clear of the relegation zone ahead of Saturday’s football match against Chievo. The Mussi Volanti did well to share the spoils with the likes of Napoli and Torino in previous two league fixtures and it is no surprise they are regarded as favourites to win Saturday’s clash against SPAL. Chievo are eyeing their third home win of the season and we predict that they will give fans a reason for celebration this weekend. You should bear in mind that SPAL suffered four defeats in last five away games in the Italian top flight and that is yet another reason why the visitors are likely to return home empty-handed.
Highlighted Player (Nenad Tomovic):
Nenad Tomovic is a Serbian football player who was born in Kragujevac on 30 August, 1987. The centre back, who is capable of playing as a full back as well, started his senior career at Crvena zvezda, making 40 league appearances for the former European champions. Tomovic moved to Italy in 2009, signing a deal with Genoa, but he played no more than 14 league games for the Rossoblu. After ending his loan-spell with Lecce Nenad Tomovic joined Fiorentina in 2012 in a co-ownership deal (Genoa and Fiorentina). The Serbian international quickly established himself as a first-team regular and he made 24 league appearances for the Viola in the 2015/2016 Serie A campaign. Nenad Tomovic made his Serbia debut on 14 December, 2008 in a 1-0 loss to Poland, but he was forced to miss the 2010 FIFA World Cup through injury. Speaking of his youth career, Tomovic played for the likes of Radnicki Kragujevac, FK Rad and Red Star Belgrade.
Highlighted Team (SPAL):
SPAL impressed in the 206/2017 Serie B campaign, with the team finishing the season in top position in the standings, four points clear of second-placed Hellas Verona. The Biancazzurri returned to the Italian elite division following a 49-year absence and it has to be noted that they finished the 2016/2017 Serie A campaign in 14th place in the table. As a result, they were relegated to the Italian second tier at the end of the season. The club was founded in 1907 as Circolo Ars et Labor and six years later was renamed as Societa Polisportiva Ars et Labor. After a bankruptcy the club was re-founded in 2005 and they have been competing as SPAl 1907 ever since. SPAL welcome their rivals at Stadio Paolo Mazza, the venue which was opened in 1928. You should know that the capacity of the stadium is 12.438 Rovigo are regarded as Spal’s fiercest rivals and the two teams face each other in the Derby of Polesine.