Hellas Verona remain in last place ahead of the final game before the World Cup break and the 20th-placed side will get one more crack at being able to move off the foot of the table at the Marcantonio Bentegodi Stadium when they meet with Spezia in what is arguably the biggest game of the season for both teams.
Regardless of the result here, Verona will remain in the drop zone as Spezia are five points clear of them in the safe spot of 16th. The club can set themselves up for a fight to get out to bottom three when action resumes in January with a win, but this will merely cut the gap to two points. Verona also lost to Juventus in the last game and now head into the final group of fixtures of the year with just one win on the board.Open in new window
As for Spezia, their two wins and two extra draws over Verona keep them in the safe spots of Serie A, and with a better goals difference over Sampdoria and Verona, they are in a better place these days. Better yet, they managed to secure a point against Udinese, which is the first time they have earned anything in the past month, having lost to Salernitana, Fiorentina and AC Milan.
With barely anything to shout about for both teams this season, it’s expected to be a close game. On the other hand, Verona will be confident with this game on home soil.