Competition: Serie A
Market: Over 2.5 goals
Odds: 8/11 @ 888sport
In a real battle between two sides enduring a sluggish end to the 2019/2020 campaign, Verona will welcome an already relegated SPAL to an empty Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi on Wednesday evening.
Starting with the hosts, suffering a dramatic collapse on home soil last weekend, it has been a torrid end to the year for Verona. While they may have marked their return from the enforced break still dreaming of mounting a stunning European charge, Ivan Jurić’s men should still be reeling from their 5-1 drumming against Lazio on Saturday. Failing to build off of their dramatic 3-2 victory against Parma when marking their return from the interruption, I Gialloblu have failed to win any of their last seven Serie A contests on the bounce, their worst run of the season so far. With that run highlighted by a dreadful defeat at the hands of relegation scrappers Brescia when opening July, Verona have shown some real cause for concern at the back. Shipping five against an inconsistent Lazio last time out, Wednesday’s hosts have failed to record a single Serie A clean sheet since the middle of February.
As for the visitors, while SPAL might have managed to salvage a late point against fellow strugglers Torino last weekend, it does not cover what has been a woeful campaign for I Biancazzurri. Losing their Serie A status with time to spare, Luigi Di Biagio’s men have collected just a single point over their last seven Serie A contests and have shown a string of their own issues at the back. Heavily criticised for their woeful 6-1 drumming at home against Roma earlier in the month, SPAL were also blown away in what turned out to be a 4-0 drumming against Inter Milan. With no side shipping more than their 71 strikes this year, it is also worth highlighting that Di Biagio’s outfit have shipped at least a pair of goals in their last four straight matchups on the road. With the two sides producing over 3.5 goals when they last faced off at the Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi, we’re backing another high-scoring encounter in midweek.
Bet: Over 2.5 goals at Verona vs SPAL 8/11 for Wednesday’s Serie A contest @ 888sport
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