Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi will host Monday’s football game between Verona and Cremonese, the two relegation-threatened teams. Verona are stuck at the bottom with only six points in their pocket, but they did well to hold Torino to a draw in midweek. The Mastini are desperate to get back on course, and they will not have a better chance than this to return to winning ways in the Italian top flight.
All Cortinovis, Faraoni, Lasagna, and Praszelik have been struggling with injuries of late for the home side. The visitors, on the other hand, produced a fine display against Juventus, but a late goal by Arkadiusz Milik eventually helped the Bianconeri pick up all three points from the match. Anyhow, we are tempted to put our money on Verona this time out as Cremonese have yet to record a win on the road this season. To make things even worse for the away team, midfielder Souahilo Meite is banned for the match.
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.