Our prediction for this Serie A match:
Verona play host to Spezia in the Serie A round 7. The Mastini have been scoring goals for fun in the Italian elite division of late, with the team netting eight goals in total in the previous three league fixtures, and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. Verona will not have a better chance than this to return to winning ways, but they will have to prove their worth on the field.
All Ruegg, Frabotta, and Miguel Veloso are out of contention with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the home team. The Bianconeri, on the other hand, aim to make amends for back-to-back defeats to Juventus (2-3) and Milan (1-2), but given their shaky defence, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the hosts. All Colley, Agudelo, Erlic, Leo’ Sena, Reca, and Kovalenko miss out with injuries for the visitors, while Maggiore is a major doubt.
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.