Sassuolo vs. Hellas Verona Preview: Gialloblu Endures Jorginho’s Exit

Updated: January 28, 2014
Hellas Verona- Andreas Mandorlini

Hellas Verona visits the struggling Sassuolo with hopes of going back to their winning ways. The club still endures Jorginho’s exit, but with their squad’s depth, finding a replacement is not that difficult. Given this aspect at hand, Hellas Verona becomes a certified online betting favorite in the match.


Match Date: 02 February 2014 (local time)
Venue: Coliseum Alfonso Perez


Team Form


Although confirmations are yet to be made, reports of having Alberto Malesani as the club’s new head honcho has already permeated in the Neroverdi camp. This was after a disappointing performance against Livorno.


Going against the Amarantos was a clear chance for Sassuolo to get out of the relegation zone. But such opportunity was wasted when Livorno fired three (3) goals within the first twenty-six (26) minutes. Frustrated by the said result, talks of Eusebio Di Francesco’s sacking came about and Malesani was said to be a suitable replacement.


Given this aspect at hand, expect some tactical changes from the Neroverdis and of course, crucial adjustments. The biggest question, however, is whether the replacement could readily deliver positive results.


Currently, Sassuolo occupies the 18th spot of the Serie A table with just a single win in five (5) of its last six (6) matches.


Hellas Verona

Hellas Verona’s form is currently under fire when the club suffered its 3rd consecutive defeat, following the departure of playmaker, Jorginho.

Hellas Verona- Andreas Mandorlini

In defence of his club, the Gialloblu’s head honcho, Andrea Mandorlini stressed that they played well against Roma and that they were fully aware of the difficulties, which lie ahead in beating such a strong club. Mandorlini also implied that while it is true that Jorginho’s presence is missed, the depth of the Giallablu’s squad features the strength of Massimo Donati and Ezequiel Cirigliano, who could very much fulfill the shoes that Jorginho left.


Despite the defeat, Hellas Verona remains a strong side in Italy’s top-flight league. They currently sit at the 6th spot of the table with two (2) wins, three (3) defeats and a draw.


Online betting’s top pick: Hellas Verona

Hellas Verona may have lost one of its key players, but, yes, Mandorlini has the luxury of finding great replacements within his ranks when they visit the struggling Sassuolo.


Sassuolo has been conceding at least two (2) goals in their previous matches and this weakness, if not totally addressed, shall be readily used against them.



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