Our football match prediction:
Sassuolo welcome Chievo at their MAPEI Stadium – Citta del Tricolore on Matchday 24. With only two points separating the two teams in the Serie A standings, a close encounter appears on the cards, but it seems as if Sassuolo have been in a much better form of late than Chievo. The Neroverdi did well to beat Genoa at Stadio Comunale Luigi Ferraris at the weekend and a win over the Mussi Volanti could see them regain their place in top ten. Chievo were more than fortunate to beat Lazio at Stadio Olimpico in their last away fixture in the Serie A and they played out a goalless draw with Udinese at the weekend. The Mussi Volanti are likely to rely on their rock-solid defence in Sunday’s football game against Sassuolo, but preventing the Neroverdi from scoring is easier said than done. The hosts have been in a fine form in recent weeks and, taking everything into account, we predict that they will give fans yet another reason for celebration.
Highlighted Player (Fransesco Magnanelli):
Francesco Magnanelli is a Sassuolo midfielder, who was born on 12 November, 1984. His main position is defensive midfield, but he plays as a central midfielder as well. Magnanelli began his senior career at Gubbio and he played for the club in lower leagues from 2000 to 2002. He was part of Chievo during the 2002/2003 season, but he did not see any game action during his spelt with the Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi outfit. The Italian footballer joined Fiorentina in 2003 and he moved to Sangiovannesse one year later. After making seven league appearances for the club, Francesco Magnanelli made probably the best decision of his career when he signed a contract with Sassuolo in June 2015. He has been playing for the Neroverdi on regular basis and he scored one goal in 34 appearances for the club in the 2015/2016 Serie A campaign. His contract with Sassuolo expires on 30 June, 2017.
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