Date: 19th September 2020 at 8:30am
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The second game of the new season takes place in Veneto on Saturday night when Hellas Verona welcome north.


Hellas Verona (3-4-2-1): Silvestri; Cetin, Gunter, Empereur; Faraoni, Tameze, Veloso, Dimarco; Benassi, Zaccagni; Di Carmine.

Unavailable: Lazovic, Magnani.

Roma (3-4-2-1): Pau Lopez; Mancini, Cristante, Ibanez; Karsdorp, Diawara, Veretout, Spinazzola; Pellegrini, Mkhitaryan; Kluivert.

Unavailable: Pastore, Perotti, Zaniolo.


are unbeaten in their last 17 Serie A matches against Verona (W12 D5), only against Lecce (27 as of 2011) and Ascoli (21 as of 2005) have they registered a longer streak without defeat in the Italian top flight.

have netted in each of their last 22 Serie A matches against Verona, only against Bologna have the Giallorossi scored in more consecutive games in the Italian top flight (29 in a row between 2000 and 2018).

– Verona have won only one of their last 14 home Serie A matches against Roma (D6 L7): 2-1 in October 1996 under Luigi Cagni.

are unbeaten in their four matchday one Serie A matches against Verona, each of these coming on the road (W1 D4).

– Verona are unbeaten in six of their last seven matchday one games (W1 D5) – the only defeat in this run came in 2017 against Napoli.

are currently unbeaten in eight games on matchday one in Serie A (W5 D3), their last defeat coming against Cagliari.

could win five Serie A matches in a row for the first time since November 2017 – they ended last season with four wins on the bounce.

– Excluding penalties, Verona’s Marco Davide Faraoni was the highest scoring Italian defender in Serie A last season (five), including one against at the Bentegodi.

– New signing Pedro has been involved in eight goals in his last eight matchday one fixtures among LaLiga and the Premier League (five goals and three assists).

’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan (nine goals currently in Serie A) could become only the sixth player to score at least 10 goals in three of the top five European leagues since 2013/14 (when he joined Borussia Dortmund).