Serie A Preview: Hellas Verona vs. AC Milan

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Updated: October 16, 2014

Match Date: 19 October 2014 (local time)

Venue: Marc’Antonio Bentegodi

 

With the recent victories of AC Milan and Hellas Verona, it is quite impossible to see a lackluster performance from both clubs. The Gialloblus did well in retaining its Serie A status after its promotion last season and they are most likely to survive the season with flying honors.
As for AC Milan, the club had a rollercoaster ride last season. But currently, it seems that a manager change triggered a massive improvement in the team.

 

The contenders

Hellas Verona

A last minute shot from Verona’s Panagiotis Tachtsidis salvaged the club from the possibility of ending in a scoreless stalemate against Cagliari. It also marked their 3rd victory this season, which also prompted a rise in their Serie A rank. Currently, the Gialloblus occupy the 6th spot of the league and is eager to penetrate the top 3.

 

Unfortunately, injury issues might compromise Hellas Verona’s quest for 2 straight wins. Some of its key players such as Jacopo Sala and Gustavo Campanharo incurred an injury that could keep them sidelined in the upcoming match.

 

AC Milan

After suffering 2 consecutive stalemates against newly promoted clubs such as Emploi and Cesena, AC Milan redeemed itself via delivering a well-deserved win against Chievo Verona. Goals coming from Sulley Ali Muntari and the ever reliable Keisuke Honda, put the squad ahead of its opponent.

 

Similar to Hellas Verona, AC Milan also experienced a rise in their rank following the victory that they earned.

 

Possible head turner

Honda’s perfect form has been a strong source of AC Milan’s scoring prowess. The Japanese international has been a prolific attacker of the squad since his entry and there is no doubt that he will be a crucial and influential figure in the online betting favorite’s upcoming match.

 

Prediction

Hellas Verona 0-2 AC Milan

 

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