Our football match prediction:
Out-of-sorts Fiorentina square off against Hellas Verona at Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi on day 3 of the new Serie A campaign. Fiorentina chiefs failed to reinforce the squad in the summer transfer window and it is no surprise the Viola suffered back-to-back defeats to the likes of Inter and Sampdoria at the start of the season. Coach Stefano Pioli is under big pressure ahead of Sunday’s football match against Hellas Verona, but we believe that the visitors should be happy with one point from the Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi clash. The Mastini were beaten by Napoli in the “City of Love” on the opening day of the season and they head into Sunday’s game following a goalless draw with Crotone. A close encounter appears on the cards and we predict that the two teams are going to share the spoils in Verona this weekend. In their last meeting in the Italian elite division the two sides played out a 1-1 draw.
Highlighted Player (Nicolas Andrade):
Nicolas Andrade is a Brazilian goalkeeper who plays for Hellas Verona in Serie A. Nicolas was born in Colorado de Oeste on April 12, 1988 and he is a product of Atletico Mineiro youth school. The 190-cm-tall shot-stopper played for the likes of Villa Nova, Tombense and Anapolina in Brazil before joining Italian side Hellas Verona in 2010. In 2014 he was sent on loan to Virtus Lanciano and he made 35 appearances in the league for the club. At the end of the 2014/2015 season the Brazilian goalkeeper signed a loan deal with Trapani, but he eventually returned to the “City of Love”. Nicolas managed to keep no less than 17 clean sheets in 42 appearances for Hellas Verona in the 2016/2017 Serie B campaign. He has established himself as a first-choice goalkeeper at Verona, but he has yet to earn a call-up for the Brazil national football team. His contract with the Mastini should expire on June 30, 2019.
Highlighted Team (Fiorentina):
AC Fiorentina was founded on 29th of August in 1926 after a fusion between Libertas and CS Firenze. Currently Fiorentina is playing his home games in the Stadio Artemio Franchi in Florence which can accomodate 47282 suppoters. The stadium was build in 1931 by Pier Luigi Nervi. De first prize ever won by Fiorentina was the CoppaItalia in the season of 1939/1940. The first Scudetto (name for the Serie A title) was in 1955/1956. One of the most important players in that season was the Brazilian Juninho. In 1996 he was rewarded as the best player in clubchistory.One year later Fiorentina lost the semi finals in the Euopean Cup 1 against Real Madrid. During that period of time Fiorentina won the Europan Cup 2 against Glasgow Rangers and the Coppa Italia as well. In total Fiorentina won the league title twice.Important football players that played for Fiorentina are: Batistuta, Baggio, Effenberg, Laudrup, Mijatovic and Rui Costa.