Serie A Match Preview: Hellas Verona vs. Catania

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Updated: April 22, 2014
Hellas Verona and Catania

Match Date: 27 April 2014 (local time)

Venue: Stadio Marc`Antonio Bentegodi

 

Catania’s will to win shall be put to the test as they visit Hellas Verona. The rock bottom club secured a crucial victory against Sampdoria and ended its 5-match losing streak.

 

According to its head honcho, Maurizio Pellegrino, the club’s triumph can be attributed to its strong desire to gain the 3 points. He stressed that they will continue to show such determination until the season ends.

 

Catania needs at least 5 points to veer away from the relegation zone. But it must also improve its form in order to go against Hellas Verona. Despite the noteworthy win, it is a bit (illogical) to make the club as the match’s online betting favorite.

 

It has lost 15 of its last 17 away matches and was unable to score in 6 of its last 7 away matches. Apparently, such performance may not deliver results when they face Hellas Verona.

 

Just like them, Hellas Verona has also secured a crucial victory. And not only that, its present manager, Andrea Mandorlini was also able to match Osvaldo Bagnoli’s winning record at the club. Bagnoli was the only Verona manager that was able to snatch a Scudetto for the club.

 

With a major boost in their confidence, coupled with a great form, expect Hellas Verona to dominate the match. The encounter will be also performed in Hellas Verona’s camp, which meant that they have all the advantage to thrash the struggling Catania.

 

Prediction:  Hellas Verona

 

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