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Serie A – Season Continues – Hellas Verona v Spezia Calcio on Match-day 7

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Serie A action on Sunday as Verona and Spezia meet at the Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi – 3:00pm GMT.

As it stands, Spezia will go to the Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi in seventeenth place, Verona are currently in fourteenth.

Hellas Verona’s campaign so far has seen them accrue five points this season

Verona have 90 minutes to break their recent habit of poor, or disappointing results, following a dissapointing away draw to Genoa and Salernitana.

With two draws in two games, Manager Igor Tudor has plenty to ponder, going into the next match, not least of which is how to get the wins he needs. With five points, they are established in fourteenth in the League having won one game, drawn two meetings, and lost three fixtures.

Playing at home, Verona have won one game and lost two matches.

Hellas Verona will have 8 points if they manage to secure a victory.

Good Attacking Performance

They have a good scoring average of 11 goals (10 from open play and one penalty). This season, their stand-out attacking players have been Nikola Kalinic (3), Antonin Barak (2), and Ivan Ilic (2). Verona have shown a very poor defensive performance, having conceded 14 goals in their previous games.

Verona are likely to be missing three of their key players when they start Sunday’s game, due to injury and illness.

This season’s Serie A campaign, has so far seen Spezia Calcio achieve four points

Thiago Motta will not wish to see his side lose three matches in a row, so they will doubtless go into this match, determined to change their recent, disappointing run of form.

Thiago Motta knows that a run of four losses in five meetings for his Spezia side, is going to be a tough run of form to change. However that is exactly what he must try to deliver. They currently stand seventeenth in the League, with four points having won one game, drawn one game, and lost four matches.

Playing away from home, Spezia have won one game, drawn one game, and lost one game.

Victory for Spezia Calcio would take their points tally to 7 so far this season.

Spezia are missing seven players through injury or illness. This will affect Thiago Motta’s selection choices significantly.

Hellas Verona v Spezia Calcio – Head-to-Head.

Verona and Spezia have faced each other 13 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Verona’s favour (7 – 3). Further, Verona have won all seven of the previous 12 fixtures with Spezia. In their most recent meeting of this fixture was May 2021 and the score line ended up with a 1-1 draw- it’s a 61.35% likelihood that both sides will score once more on Sunday.

Verona to win – probability = 60.98 percent.

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