Brescia vs. Verona 7/5/20 Serie A Soccer Prediction and Picks
Verona (11-9-9) at Brescia (4-6-19)
Serie A Soccer: Sunday July 5, 2020 at 1:30 PM (Stadio Mario Rigamonti)
The Line: Brescia +425 / Draw +285 / Verona -160 -- O/U: 2.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Brescia squares off against Verona in Serie A soccer action from the Stadio Mario Rigamonti on Sunday afternoon.
Brescia comes into this match in last place, sitting in 20th on 18 points with a record of 4 wins, 6 draws and 19 losses after a 6-0 loss to Inter Milan in their last outing. In the loss to Inter, Brescia fell behind after just five minutes of play, and Inter would double the lead in the 20th minute. Brescia would go down 3-0 just before the half, and things would get much worse in the second half. Inter would make it 4-0 in the 52nd and pushed it to 6-0 with a pair of goals five minutes apart in the 83rd and 88th minutes. Brescia would be held to just 34% possession with 3 attempts at goal and one shot on target in the whole match, numbers that aren’t going to help you when you’re down 6-0 to Inter Milan. Unsurprisingly, Brescia would leave the match empty-handed with nothing to show for their work. Alfredo Donnarumma leads Brescia in scoring with 6 goals while Mario Balotelli is 2nd with 5 goals and Sandro Tonali has a team-high 5 assists this season. Jesse Joronen is Brescia’s top goalkeeper, conceding 1.88 goals per 90 minutes with 4 clean sheets in 25 league appearances this season.
Verona on the other hand, comes into this match in 8th place on 42 points with a record of 11 wins, 9 draws and 9 losses after a 3-2 win over Parma in their last match. In the win over Parma, Verona fell behind in the 14th minute but Samuel Di Carmine would tie the game at one for Verona in the first minute of first-half stoppage time. Mattia Zaccagni gave Verona the lead in the 54th minute but Parma would tie the game at two in the 64th minute. We were looking more and more like we were headed for a draw, but Matteo Pessina would give Verona the eventual game-winner with nine minutes to go in the regular 90 minutes, riding that lead to the finish line. Di Carmine leads Verona in scoring with 6 goals while Darko Lazovic has a team-high 6 assists for Verona this season. Marco Silvestri is Verona’s top goalkeeper, conceding 1.03 goals per 90 minutes with 9 clean sheets in 29 league appearances this season.
I considered Brescia and Verona to draw as Brescia’s performed well in their first couple of games since the restart, but then Brescia went out and did the most Brescia thing ever from what we’ve seen this season and get beat down 6-0 by Inter. Now Verona is no Inter, but they’ve performed pretty well this season for having been in Serie B last year, and Verona’s had a decent amount of success away from home, picking up points in 9 of 14 away games. With no fans in the stands to give Brescia an advantage, I think Verona comes in and walks out with a win. I think we’re looking at a 2-0 Verona win here, so I’ll side with Verona to win to nil for decent plus money.