Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Hellas Verona will be aiming to bounce back from a massive 5-1 defeat to Lazio when they host Spal at their Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi. The Mastini do not seem to be on top of their game ahead of Matchday 37, with the team failing to win the last seven league fixtures, but they will not have a better chance than this to get back on course. Even though Adjapong, Dawidowicz, Pazzini, and Kumbulla are out of contention with injury, home win should be considered.
Spal, on the other hand, are stuck at the bottom of the standings, with the team collecting only 20 points from possible 108. The rock-bottom side failed to secure the Serie A survival, and seeing that Hellas Verona are eager to return to winning ways, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed. Bonifazi is banned, while Castro, Cerri, Sala, Berisha, and Floccari miss the game with injury.
Highlighted Player (Antonio Di Gaudio):
Born in Palermo, Italy on August 16, 1989, Antonio Di Gaudio is a winger who plays for Parma in Italian Seria A. Antonio Di Gaudio made his senior debut with Virtus Castelfranco in Serie D, but after scoring ten goals for the club in the 2009/2010 season, he joined Carpi.
The 169-cm-tall played 199 league games for Carpi, scoring 23 goals during his spell with the I Biancorossi. Antonio Di Gaudio then moved to Parma in 2017 and he was part of the team that secured promotion to the Serie A at the end of the 2017/2018 season.
The Italian footballer has established himself as a first-team regular at Parma and it has to be noted that he scored five goals in 36 appearances for the club in the Serie B in the 2017/2018 season. Antonio Di Gaudio began his youth career at his hometown club Palermo. His main position is left winger, but he is used as a left midfielder as well.
Highlighted Team (SPAL):
SPAL impressed in the 2016/2017 Serie B campaign, with the team finishing the season in top position in the standings, four points clear of second-placed Hellas Verona.
The Biancazzurri returned to the Italian elite division following a 49-year absence and it has to be noted that they finished the 2016/2017 Serie A campaign in 14th place in the table. As a result, they were relegated to the Italian second tier at the end of the season.
The club was founded in 1907 as Circolo Ars et Labor and six years later was renamed as Societa Polisportiva Ars et Labor. After a bankruptcy the club was re-founded in 2005 and they have been competing as SPAl 1907 ever since.
SPAL welcome their rivals at Stadio Paolo Mazza, the venue which was opened in 1928. You should know that the capacity of the stadium is 12.438 Rovigo are regarded as Spal’s fiercest rivals and the two teams face each other in the Derby of Polesine.