Serie A Match Preview: Hellas Verona vs. Roma

Updated: January 21, 2014
Hellas Verona

Match Date: 26 January 2014 (local)

Match Venue: Stadio Marc`Antonio Bentegodi


Hellas Verona

Verona are in need of more points to regain their best position this season—at number five. They are currently sixth among all clubs and have scored more wins than 15 of the other league participants, making them the surprise package this season has been anticipating all along. However, with their two most recent fixtures losing traction of the silverware, the campaign to barge into the upper placements has just been more challenging.


Mastini’s goalless defeats from Napoli and Milan were marked by strong attempts at creating chances but with low-key vigor at finishing those opportunities. In their latest tourney, Verona almost held Milan in a deadlock, if not for the agile late rally of Mario Balotelli. The defense-flooded match had Verona in the clear upper hand but their discipline may have just not been enough for the very determined Milan coach Clarence Seedorf. In the end, the hosts had the final say to call for a celebration.



Eight points behind the league leaders (Juve), Roma must really deliver in their next battles in order for them to regain the highest position in the table. When their most recent matches will be considered, the possibility at achieving this feat cannot be held as absolute especially that Juventus have a much more solid streak. Nevertheless, Roma remain among the tournament’s fiercest contenders. In fact, 12 out of their 14 winning fixtures this season all finished in clean sheets, not to mention an almost-perfect home record.


Sports betting tip: This face-off will explode in excellent maneuvers from both Verona and Roma. The scoring could be narrow, but Roma’s burning zeal to earn all the spoils will allow them to win over their opponents.


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