Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Stadio Via del Mare will host Sunday’s football game between Lecce and Verona, the two relegation-threatened teams. Lecce aim to recover from a 2-1 loss to Juventus, with the team eyeing their fourth home win of the process. The Giallorossi produce much better showings at home than on the travels, but they will have to prove their worth on the field. Midfielder Gabriel Strefezza is back from suspension, while there are no fresh injury worries in the home team.
The Mastini, meanwhile, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 6-0 defeat to Inter, which is yet another reason why we are going to bet on Lecce. Both Duda and Doig are pushing for a start, while Kevin Lasagna and Ajdin Hrustic remain on the sidelines with injuries. Thomas Henry is a major doubt and he will be assessed ahead of the kick-off.
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.