Hellas Verona v Roma: Serie A Action on Match-day 12
Monday’s clash between Verona and Roma, sees nineteenth take on fifth in the League.
Hellas Verona require a positive result, as Roma go to the Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi
Sassuolo were beaten 2-1 at Mapei Stadium, the last time that Verona played.
Also, Salvatore Bocchetti may ponder the reasons why his Verona team are struggling at the bottom of the table this season. But six defeats out of the last six games, should be all the analysis that he really needs. Now they have 1 matches won, 8 games lost and 2 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in nineteenth place, with a total of five points having won one game, drawn two fixtures, and lost eight games.
Playing at home, Verona have won one game and lost four fixtures.
Winning this fixture will see Hellas Verona on 8 points.
Salvatore Bocchetti could be missing up to six of their players through injury or illness for the game on Monday.
Roma have so far accrued 22 points in this season of the Serie A
Roma have dropped all six points in their last two games, a disappointing run of form, which Jose Mourinho will be keen to turn around in this fixture.
Also, Roma keep finding ways to win, having secured seven victories in their last 11 matches is astonishing this season. With 22 points (7W, 3L and 1D), they are established in fifth position in the League having won seven games, drawn one game, and lost three games.
Playing away from home, Roma have won four meetings, drawn one game, and lost one game.
Victory for Roma would take their points tally to 25 so far this season.
A solid defensive team
It’s an easy statement to make, but to win you simply have to score more goals than your opponent. Roma have been consistently applying this principle, whilst remaining defensively solid as a unit this season, with 10 goals in their previous games. The number of goals that a team scores can sometimes give a misleading impression of performance. Roma have found the net 13 times (11 from open play and two penalties), but their performance at times this season has been average. This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Paulo Dybala (5), Chris Smalling (3), and Tammy Abraham (2).
Roma may have to resort to second choice players, given the number of first choice players that are now unavailable through injury, illness or suspension.
Hellas Verona v Roma – Head-to-Head.
Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Roma with a greater number of wins. In the last 22 meetings, they have enjoyed 13 victories, to Verona’s three wins. In addition, the last 20 matches against Roma have resulted in thirteen wins for Verona. The last time both teams met in this competition was February 2022 and the score line ended up with a 2-2 draw.
Players to watch
For Verona, Josh Doig has nettedtwo goals in 11 League fixtures this season, while Paulo Dybala, one of their best scorers, has nettedfive goals in 11 League matches this campaign for Roma.
Other players of note for Verona are Josh Doig and Thomas Henry with two goals each and for Roma are Chris Smalling and Tammy Abraham with three goals and two goals respectively.