Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Verona will be aiming to escape the relegation zone when they take on Cagliari in the Serie A round 17. The Mastini are eyeing their third win of the season and we are positive that they will fight tooth and nail against the Rossoblu. Poland international Pawel Dawidowicz has overcome injury, while midfielder Marco Davide Faraoni continues to miss out with a muscle injury.
The Sardinians, on the other hand, failed to spoil Napoli’s party at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, with the team remaining in the danger zone. As Cagliari are not regarded as good travellers, we believe that the time has come for Verona to get back on course in the Italian top flight. As for the away team, both Eldor Shomurodov and Marko Rog are out of contention with injuries. In their last meeting in the Serie A Verona defeated Cagliari 2-1.
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.