Verona vs. Spal 7/29/20 Serie A Soccer Prediction and Picks
Spal (5-5-26) at Verona (11-13-12)
Serie A Soccer: Wednesday July 29, 2020 at 1:30 PM (Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi)
The Line: Verona -195 / Draw+ 355 / Spal +525 -- O/U: 2.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
Verona and Spal duke it out in Serie A soccer action from the Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi on Wednesday afternoon.
Verona comes into this game in 9th place, tied with Bologna and Parma on 46 points with a record of 11 wins, 13 draws and 12 losses following a 5-1 loss to Lazio last time out. In the loss to Lazio, Sofyan Amrabat gave Verona the lead in the 38th minute from the penalty spot, but Lazio would tie the game at one with a penalty of their own in first-half stoppage time. Lazio would strike twice in the span of 7 minutes in the 56th and 63rd minutes to make it 3-1 before pushing the lead to 4-1 in the 84th and 5-1 from the penalty spot again late in second-half stoppage time. Matteo Pessina leads Verona in scoring with 7 goals while Samuel Di Carmine has 6 goals and Darko Lazovic has a team-high 6 assists this season. Marco Silvestri is Verona’s top goalkeeper, conceding 1.06 goals per 90 minutes with 9 clean sheets in 35 league appearances this season.
Spal on the other hand, come into this one in last place, 20th out or 20 on 20 points with a record of 5 wins, 5 draws and 26 losses following a 1-1 tie with Torino in their last match. In the tie with Torino, the first half saw no scoring but a total of five yellow cards were dished out between the two sides. Torino took the lead in the 57th minute and almost held on for the win to send Spal to yet another defeat, but Marco D’Alessandro would score in the 80th to tie the game at one and earn Spal a hard-fought point and draw at the full-time whistle. Andrea Petagna leads Spal in scoring with 12 goals while Bryan Dabo has a team-high 4 assists this season.
I’m not trying to side with either one of these teams, as Verona’s just playing out the string, scoring one goal in each of their last five games while Spal is already far beyond relegated at this point. I’m going to side with the under as I don’t trust Verona to score more than one goal and I really don’t trust Spal to score at all. Give me the under in this one.