InterStats Preview – Hellas Verona vs Inter: Can Inter Maintain Unbeaten Run?
Inter are undefeated in their previous 13 games against Hellas Verona and are currently unbeaten in 10 league games this season. Verona haven’t had the best of start this season, sitting deep in 18th placed, now faces one of Serie A’s most in form team, Inter. The match between these two is always poised to be a free scoring game. It was a six goal thriller the last time the two met and Inter have average 2.5 goals in the last 5 of their 6 games against Verona at the Stadio Bentegodi. Below tomorrow’s match is previewed using whoscored.com numbers for what look like to be an easy game for the high flying Nerazzurri.
Luciano Spalletti’s boys are never shy of scoring goals, accumulating 20 goals in 10 Serie A games so far this season. They have an average of 2 goals per game from 15.1 shots in each of their games. The league’s best sniper Mauro Icardi is leading the attack with more than half of the team’s goals this season. Hellas Verona statistically is the side with the worst attack in Serie A, of course after Benevento, averaging just 0.6 goals per game with 11.8 shots per game. Just 6 times have they managed to find the back of the net with ex Inter striker Giampaolo Pazzini scoring half of it. Interestingly, Verona have scored just 2 goals at home ground Studio Bentegodi this season.
Inter along with Napoli have the best second defence in the league, behind Roma, conceding 5 goals only. Inter have allowed 13.6 shots per game on their travels, conceding just 3 goals in their away fixtures. Verona on the other hand have let in 22 goals, including 11 goals in 5 home matches. They have also allowed 12.6 shots per game at the Stadio Bentegodi. Inter have made 15.4 tackles per game versus Verona’s 18.3.
Moving the ball:
Inter likes to play short passes, running their attacking operations down the flanks. Inter have average 431.1 short passes per game. Verona plays the opposite. They like to give out long balls, averaging 31.5 long balls per game. Inter average 53.4% in terms of possession against Verona’s 44.8%. Obviously Antonio Candreva have made the most crosses in the team, averaging 1.8 crosses per game.
Whoscored Rating Leaders:
Ivan Perisic (7.64), Mauro Icardi (7.59) and Milan Skriniar (7.27) are statistically the best three performers for Inter this season. Icardi is leading the goalscoring chart for the team with 11 goals, including a brace in his last game against Sampdoria. Perisic is coordinating the assist log with 5 assists, 4 of which are to Icardi. Hence making the duo the most prolific assist to goalscorer combination in the league. Verona’s highest rated player is Antonio Caracciolo (7.14) and he has played in 6 of the 10 league games this season. Goalkeeper Nicolas is the second rated player with 6.85.
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