Hellas Verona 11-9-10, Inter 19-7-4
7/9/20 3:45 pm
Hellas Verona is welcoming Inter to Marc Antonio Bentegodi in round 31 in Italian Serie A.
Verona is having a fantastic season and they are in a high 8th place in the standings with 42 points, 37 scored goals, and only 36 conceded goals. Since the restart, Verona was hot and cold, but what they are actually missing is some offense. Verona has scored 7 goals, but they have scored in 3 of their last 5 games. Di Carmine has scored 6 goals for Verona this season, while Pessina added 5 goals. Darko Lazovic added 7 assists for Verona this season. Eysseric, Salcedo, and Borini are injured, while Badu is still questionable. In their most recent Serie A game against Brescia on the road, Verona has had massive 64% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, huge 11 corner kicks, and 86% of the correct passes. Despite being the better team in this game, Verona has conceded 2 goals in the second half and has lost this game 2-0. There was a period in the season when Verona was on the brink of the Europa League, and they are still close, but they are 6 points away from it, and there are teams ahead of Verona that are playing consistently better soccer, and for that reason, I don’t see Verona getting to the Europa League this season.
Inter was playing well after the restart, but they have slipped in their latest game, and I’m afraid they lost every chance to win the title. Inter has scored in every game since the restart, 14 goals in total, but they also conceded at least one goal in 4 of their last 5 games, 7 goals in total. Inter is in third place in the standings with 64 points, 63 scored goals, and 31 conceded goals, 11 points away from Juventus at the top, but only 1 point ahead of Atalanta who is beating everyone as of late. In their most recent Serie A game against Bologna at home, Inter has had 62% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 12 corner kicks, and 83% of the correct passes. Inter got ahead in 22nd minute, while in 57th minute they had an extra player because Bologna conceded a red card. In the 62nd minute, Martinez missed a penalty kick, and from there, everything went downhill for Inter. Bologna tied the game in the 74th minute, Inter conceded a red card in the 77th minute, and then Bologna scored a winning goal in the 80th minute. Inter has lost this match 1-2. Lukaku has scored 20 goals for Inter this season, Martinez added 12 goals. Candreva has 7 assists. Sensi, Moses, and Barella are injured, while D’Ambrosio is suspended because of the yellow cards, and Bastoni is suspended because of the red card. Inter is a fantastic team that is losing the game at the wrong time this season, and it cost them the title because they the better team than Juventus and Lazio in my opinion.
In their previous 18 games, Verona has never beaten Inter. When Verona is hosting Inter, we usually see a lot of goals, and seeing how sloppy Inter is on the defensive end, I expect to see the same once again. I think Inter will win, but I think we will see at least 3 goals as well.