Stadium: Marc'Antonio Bentegodi (Verona)
Verona has not lost under new head coach Igor Tudor so far, achieving 2 draws and 1 win. - Will the Yellow and Blues be able to extend their winning streak after the home game against Spezia? There are several options to consider.
Verona got down to action
After the club sacked the toxic coach Eusebio Di Francesco, things got better. The team, now led by Igor Tudor, unexpectedly beat Roma 3-2 at home and then achieved two draws with Salernitana 2-2 and Genoa 3-3. Problems in defense are still obvious, but at least the Yellow and Blues have scored points three rounds in a row. That's something. After 6 rounds Verona has 5 points and 14th place in the standings.
Special mention should be given to Nikola Kalinic. The Croatian forward scored a double against Salernitana. And in the previous meeting with Genoa, he scored a goal in the penalty shoot-out that earned the team a point.
Spezia is sure to crash out of the competition
The start of the season confirms the fears: under Thiago Motta, Spezia has very little chance of keeping their place in Serie A next season. After 6 rounds, the Eagles scored only 4 points, having tied with Cagliari in the first round and snatched the victory at the last seconds of the match against Venezia in round 4. To top it all off, the team has 4 losses.
The last two home games were against the grandees. Despite the final score, Spezia had no particular chance to succeed. First the Eagles failed to cope with Juventus (2-3), and then were defeated by AC Milan (1-2). In both cases, it was extremely easy for the opponents to score.
Injuries and suspensions
- Verona: Miguel Veloso, Kevin Rüegg, Gianluca Frabotta are out;
- Spezia: Arkadiusz Reca, Kevin Agudelo, Leo Sena, Ebrima Colley are out. Viktor Kovalenko, Martin Erlic, Giulio Maggiore are questionable.
Verona beat Spezia at home and achieved an away draw last season.
Expert Betting Tips
Spezia is probably the main contender for relegation from Serie A this season. Verona, on the other hand, has recently revived, keeping a three-match unbeaten streak and expecting to win in the upcoming game. And they are surely going to achieve this goal.
Prediction: Verona’s victory.
- Verona To Win for 1.66;
- Verona To Win + Total Under (5.5) for 1.82.