There is expectation for the derby of the rice fields between Pro Vercelli and Novara

There is expectation for the derby of the rice fields between Pro Vercelli and Novara
There is expectation for the derby of the rice fields between Pro Vercelli and Novara
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Back on rice paddy derby and, given the weather forecast, it will be a wet derby. Tomorrow, Saturday, one of the most evocative matches will be staged at the “Piola”, the one between Pro Vercelli And Novara. The two teams are divided by only three points: 8 have the Azzurri still unbeaten together with leaders Pordenone and the surprise Arzignano5 whites.

It is early to make calculations, but a positive result would allow the kids to Peace to grab the direct rivals, while a possible defeat would further distance them. But the derby is a game that goes beyond the standingsis the symbol of a territorial domination that both challengers wish to achieve.

Both Novara and Pro come from two draws, 0-0 respectively with the Virtus Verona and 1-1 with the Triestina. Looking at the Vercelli home we can say that the team has definitively left behind the blow of Trento and that, little by little, it is finding that identity that could guarantee the leap in quality.

«We will have to defend well and give little to Novara – so the coach on the eve – and attack well, as we are doing. In the last few races we missed the finalization phase, tomorrow we will have to improve in this respect. It will take a full game, with the desire to fight and sacrifice all together. They grant spaces, we will have to be good at exploiting them: she is a newly promoted, but they are one of the strongest teams we have faced so far. Tomorrow will be a game in itself, in this championship there is a lot of balance ».

They will miss Rizzo And Louatiwhile it returns to disposition Cat, one more arrow that will come in handy. Also Emmanuellothe derby man par excellence, will not be there, while all the others will answer.

Paci will field 3-4-3 with these probable interpreters: Valentini in goal; Masi, Cristini and Perrotta in defense; Vergara, Saco, Calvano and Iotti in midfield; Della Morte, Comi and Mustacchio in attack. In the second half, chance for Arrighini, Iezzi, Anastasio and perhaps Gatto. We will have to see how the meeting goes. In the Novara of Cevoli beware of Tavernelli it’s at Galuppini.


The kick-off for Pro Vercelli – Novara is set for 4.30 pm on Saturday 24 September at the “Silvio Piola” stadium. Will referee Mr. Francesco Carrione of the Castellammare di Stabia section which has already directed the white jerseys on three occasions: two in the 2018/2019 season (1-0 victory with Alessandria and 2-2 draw with Renate) and one in the 2020/2021 season (victory with Juventus U23 in the second round of the playoffs). The match can also be followed on the digital platform Eleven Sports come on RaiSport (channel 58 of the Digital Terrestrial).

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