Our prediction for this Serie A match:
After suffering a 1-0 loss to Inter on Matchday 33, Verona will be looking to return to winning ways in the Serie A when they take on Spezia on Saturday afternoon. The Mastini extended their losing run to four games at the weekend, but despite the defeat they remained in the top half of the table. Verona aim to finish the season in style, and the good news for the hosts is that Stefano Sturaro returns from suspension. Both Miguel Veloso and Ronaldo Vieira remain in the recovery room.
The Bianconeri, on the other hand, are only two points clear of the relegation zone, meaning that Saturday’s clash could be crucial for the visiting team in their battle for survival. Spezia, though, failed to impress in a 2-0 loss to Genoa at the weekend, which is the main reason why we are tempted to put our money on Verona. Vincenzo Italiano has no fresh injury worries ahead of the trip to the “City of Love”.
Highlighted Player (Kevin Ruegg):
Kevin Ruegg is a FC Zurich product. Ruegg was born in Uster, Switzerland on August 5, 1998 and he made his senior debut with FC Zurich on February 26 in a 4-1 win over Wohlen. The Swiss footballer made only nine appearances for der Stadtclub in the Challenge League, but he established himself as a first-team regular in the 2017/2018 Super League campaign.
Kevin Ruegg made 31 appearances for FC Zurich in the Swiss top flight, providing three assists for his teammates in the process. His main position is full-back, but he is used as defensive midfielder and central midfielder as well.
The 173-cm tall footballer wears No. 22 jersey at FC Zurich and his preferred foot is right. Kevin Ruegg has four caps for the Switzerland U19 team and he made his debut for the Switzerland U21 team on September 5, 2017 in a 1-1 draw with Romania in the Euro U21 qualifiers.
Highlighted Team (Spezia):
Spezia is a professional Italian club based in Spezia, Liguria. The Bianconeri secured promotion to the Serie A in the 2019/20 season, with the team beating Frosinone in the Serie B playoffs final. Spezia are well known for their black and white home jerseys, and black is the dominant colour of their away kit.
The club’s home ground Stadio Alberto Picco has the capacity of 10,336 people. The venue was opened back in 1919, with architect Gregotti being in charge of the project. In 2002 the club chiefs decided to reach an agreement with Inter which saw Spezia become Inter’s feeder club.
As a result, the likes of Goran Pandev, Aco Stojkov, and Alex Cordaz joined the Bianconeri in the first season. Spezia then suffered a bankruptcy, but in 2008 they were re-founded. In the 2020/21 season the Bianconeri will compete in the Italian elite division for the first time ever.