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Italy Serie A Week 14, November 30 - December 2

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Verona vs Roma Preview:

Possible starting lineups:

Verona:
Silvestri; Rrahmani, Gunter, Bocchetti; Faraoni, Amrabat, Pessina, Lazovic; Verre; Salcedo, Di Carmine

Roma:
Pau Lopez; Florenzi, Mancini, Smalling, Kolarov; Diawara, Veretout; Cengiz Under, Pellegrini, Kluivert; Dzeko

Hellas Verona will host Roma at Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi. The hosts have 18 points after the first 13 rounds. I believe the fans are satisfied, as well as the club officials. Coach Ivan Juric is doing an excellent job, no doubt about that. The actual form is very good, Verona have three victories on the last four matches in Serie A, losing only to title pretenders Inter at Meazza. The Veronese managed to beat Parma with 1:0 thanks to Darko Lazovic's goal in the first half, while in the next match obtained a 2:1 win over Brescia. Salcedo and Matteo Pessina netted the goals in this match that will also be remembered by racial abuse to Mariio Balotelli. Last weekend Verona took a deserved victory over Fiorentina. The only goal was scored by Samuel Di Carmine in the second half. The atmosphere in the squad is excellent, while the players confidence is high. However, the good performances have attracted attention from other clubs. For example, Napoli showed big interest for Sofyan Amrabat and Amir Rrahmani and they will probably leave the club in January. Coach Juric has lot of injury worries ahead of this match. Emmanuel Badu, Daniel Bessa, Miguel Veloso, Lubomir Tupta and Marash Kumbulla are all struggling with injuries. The absence of Veloso is a huge handicap. The Portuguese veteran midfielder has two goals and two assists in 10 games this season.

Roma are sharing the the fourth position with Cagliari. Both teams have 25 points, two less than third-placed Lazio. The Giallorossi are in solid form at the moment, they have four victories on the last five matches in Serie A. They managed to beat Milan, Udinese, Napoli and Brescia, losing only to Parma. Roma were also good in UEFA Europe League, they outplayed Istanbul Basaksehir and won 3:0 in Turkey. The Giallorossi took the lead after 30 minute from a penalty, after Mehmet Topal blocked Pellegrini's strike with his arm. It was Jordan Veretout who sent goalkeeper the wrong way. Justin Kluivert netted the second goal in the 41st minute, while Edin Dzeko set the final result in the 45th minute. The second half did not see any goal, though there was an incident - Pellegrini was hit by a coin from the stands. The midfielder, who was involved in all three goals, managed to carry on with a bandage affixed. Roma will qualify for the last 32 with a win against Wolfsberger in two weeks. Coach Fonseca has most of the players available for this match, including Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Nikola Kalinic. The Armenian, who was out of action for nearly two months, was included in the squad that traveled to Istanbul. Nevertheless, Fonseca is still missing the long-term casualties Bryan Cristante and Davide Zappacosta. Javier Pastore and Alessandro Florenzi are rated as doubtful through injury, as well as Leonardo Spinazzola who sprained his ankle on the training. Nicolo Zaniolo is unavailable due to suspension.

Verona vs Roma Prediction:

I expect both teams to score at Bentegodi. The key reason for my pick is connect with the fact that both sides are in good form. Verona have three victories on the last four matches in Serie A, while Roma have four on the last five, plus one in Europe League. The players confidence is high in both teams, so I expect goals here.

Verona vs Roma Pick: Both teams to score - Yes @ 1.82 with 1xBet
 
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