Our prediction for this Serie A match:
There will be fireworks when Verona and Salernitana take on each other in the relegation six-pointer at Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi. The Mastini produced a fine display in a 1-1 draw with Lazio, but they need to return to winning ways as soon as possible if they are to secure the Serie A survival. Keep in mind that all Pawel Dawidowicz, Ajdin Hrustic, Miguel Veloso, Thomas Henry, and Marco Faraoni are out of contention with injuries.
I Granata, on the other hand, are sitting in the danger zone ahead of Matchday 22, but seeing that Verona want this win more than the hosts, we are tempted to put our money on Marco Zaffaroni’s troops. As for the visiting team, all Vincenzo Fiorillo, Ivan Radovanovic, Federico Fazio, and Norbert Gyomber have been struggling with injuries of late.
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.