Saturday, January 15
Collect News Data
Jan 6, 2022 at 1.30pm UK
Hellas VeronaHellas Verona
Erlic (85')
Verde (75'), Agudelo (78'), Zoet (87')
Agudelo (87')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Caprari (59', 70')
Veloso (29'), Casale (45')

Preview: Spezia vs. Hellas Verona - prediction, team news, lineups

:Headline: Preview: Spezia vs. Hellas Verona - prediction, team news, lineups:
Sports Mole previews Thursday's Serie A clash between Spezia and Hellas Verona, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Sports Mole

Spezia play host to Hellas Verona on Thursday afternoon having established a five-point cushion above the Serie A relegation zone.

While Hellas Verona are comfortable in mid-table, the visitors went into the Christmas break having failed to win in three matches.

Match preview

Between the end of September and the start of December, everything appeared to be heading in the right direction for Hellas Verona under Igor Tudor.

However, on the back of collecting 23 points over a 13-game period, they have failed to win any of their last three fixtures, the only point coming at home to Fiorentina.

Even earning a share of the spoils in that contest proved frustrating, their opponent's equaliser coming nine minutes from time, and Tudor was perhaps pleased to have a break from action.

The 4-3 victory away at Venezia last month is still fresh in the memory, but that result represented I Gialloblu's only victory on their travels in nine attempts this season.

On a positive note, Hellas Verona made light work of their next opponents in the reverse fixture, netting four goals without reply at Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi.

Nevertheless, Spezia are playing with far more belief than they were back in October, and that was proven in their final game of 2021.

Despite Napoli dropping off alarmingly over the past six weeks, Spezia pulling off a 1-0 victory in Naples represented one of the surprise results in European football's major leagues this season.

Thiago Motta's side now sit five points clear of the relegation zone ahead of a period of favourable games, aside from the trip to AC Milan on January 17.

Their home form has been nothing to shout about, but Hellas Verona will not ignore that their hosts have conceded just 12 goals in nine games at Stadio Alberto Picco.

Spezia Serie A form:
  • L
  • L
  • D
  • L
  • D
  • W

Spezia form (all competitions):
  • L
  • D
  • L
  • L
  • D
  • W

Hellas Verona Serie A form:
  • L
  • D
  • W
  • L
  • L
  • D

Hellas Verona form (all competitions):
  • D
  • W
  • L
  • L
  • L
  • D

Team News

Spezia will be forced into at least one change with Rey Manaj one of several players to have recently tested positive for coronavirus.

Janis Antiste could be the player to be brought into the team with M'Bala Nzola also missing for the same reason.

Ebrima Colley is unavailable for this fixture having linked up with the Gambia squad for the Africa Cup of Nations.

Hellas Verona midfielder Martin Hongla is away at the same competition with Cameroon, but he is unlikely to have featured in the starting lineup.

While Giangiacomo Magnani is available again after suspension, the defender tested positive for coronavirus over the Christmas period.

Tudor may potentially select the same team which started the meeting with Fiorentina.

Spezia possible starting lineup:
Provedel; Amian, Erlic, Nikolaou; Gyasi, Maggiore, Kiwior, Bastoni, Reca; Agudelo, Antiste

Hellas Verona possible starting lineup:
Montipo; Tameze, Casale, Sutalo; Faraoni, Ilic, Veloso, Lazovic; Lasagna, Caprari; Simeone

We say: Spezia 1-3 Hellas Verona

Despite the result before the scheduled break, the pressure remains firmly on Spezia's shoulders ahead of this game. With Verona able to play with a greater freedom, we are backing the visitors to claim all three points.

Top tip

Our expert tipster partners at Sporita.com are predicting under 3.5 goals in this match. Click here to find out what else they are predicting for this game and for more of their tried-and-tested football tips.Under 3.5:data

body check tags ::

Previews by email

Click here to get Sports Mole's daily email of previews and predictions for every major game!

amp_article__474399 : Collect and Make Data not in DataBase  : 
last updated article - 2022-01-04 18:38:03:
html db last update - 2022-01-04 10:14:07 :

ex - 7200 : read : write cache and make html
Read more!

This page is available in multiple languages
Share this article now:

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Match previews - Daily
Transfer Talk Daily
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Serie A Table
1Inter Milan20154151163549
2AC Milan21153346232348
4Atalanta BCAtalanta20125344261841
12Hellas VeronaHellas Verona217683735227
Scroll for more - Tap for full version

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Match previews - Daily
Transfer Talk Daily
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Premier League Table
1Manchester CityMan City21172253134053
4West Ham UnitedWest Ham21114639271237
6Tottenham HotspurSpurs1810352320333
7Manchester UnitedMan Utd199463027331
8Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2061042121028
9Wolverhampton WanderersWolves198471414028
10Leicester CityLeicester187473133-225
11Crystal Palace215973031-124
14Aston Villa1971112530-522
16Leeds UnitedLeeds194782137-1619
19Newcastle UnitedNewcastle1918101942-2311
20Norwich CityNorwich202414844-3610
Scroll for more - Tap for full version
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .