Serie A starts with an exciting game this weekend when Verona clashes with Sassuolo in an important duel on Saturday. Both teams were inconsistent last year and have to prove a point in this game.
Verona finished tenth in Serie A last year but showed highlights. The home side have been impressive in the Italian league and need to strengthen themselves in this game.
Sassuolo, on the other hand, excelled under Roberto De Zerbi and wants to secure European football this year. The Neroverdi finished eighth last season and could possibly take some surprises this year.
Verona versus Sassuolo head-to-head
Sassuolo has a good record against Verona and has won eight out of 18 games between the two teams. Verona have six wins against Sassuolo and can cause problems for their opponents in this match.
The previous meeting between the two Italian teams took place earlier this year and ended with a 3-2 win for Sassuolo. Verona gave Sassuolo a run for their money that day and wants to go one step further this weekend.
Verona Form Guide: WLWDD
Instructions for the Sassuolo form: DWWDD
Verona vs. Sassuolo Team News
Kevin Lasagna is currently injured and unable to play in this game. Marco Faraoni also has a catch and is unlikely to be risked in this game.
Hurt: Kevin Lasagne
Doubtful: Marco Faraoni
Domenico Berardi has been linked with a move out of the club and may not appear in this game. Pedro Obiang is currently injured and was ruled out against Verona this weekend.
Hurt: Pedro Obiang
Doubtful: Matheus Henrique, Domenico Berardi
Exposed: Georgios Kyriakopoulos
Verona vs. Sassuolo predicted XI
Verona predicted XI (3-4-3): Ivory pandur; Giangiacomo Mangiani, Pawel Dawidowicz, Federico Ceccherini; Matteo Cancellieri, Darko Lazovic, Miguel Veloso, Adrien Tameze; Mattia Zaccagni, Antonin Barak, Nikola Kalinic
Sassuolo Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Andrea Consigli; Rogerio, Gian Marco Ferrari, Vlad Chiriches, Jeremy Toljan; David Frattesi, Marco Lopez; Filip Djuricic, Hamed Traore, Jeremie Boga; Francesco Caputo
Verona vs. Sassuolo prediction
Sassuolo lost Manuel Locatelli in the summer transfer window and will have to work hard to make up for his absence this season. The Neroverdi can deal a blow on their day and have a point to prove in this game.
Verona got some surprising results last year and could potentially cause problems for their opponents this weekend. However, Sassuolo are the better team on paper and should win this game.
Forecast: Verona 1-2 Sassuolo
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