Bari vs Cesena
Italian Serie B
Date: Monday, 28th August 2017
Kick-off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: Stadio San Nicola, Bari.
In the opening round of Italian Serie B Cesena and Bari will square off at Stadio San Nicola. The first matches of the season can turn out to be crucial, so the stakes are high as both sides are pretending on the playoffs this season.
In the preseason, Bari drew Fiorentina 1-1 and bested Trento 0-2. In Coppa Italia, Bari faced Parma and Cremonese on the home turf. They won both matches with the same result of 2-1. Despite solid preseason, Bari must be slightly worried about their defense as one goal in Serie B goes a long way.
Cesena faced Fano whom they beat in the club friendly match with 1-0 prior to their Coppa Italia obligations. They won against lower-league side with 2-1 followed by an excellent performance against Genoa. However, Serie A side was too strong despite the result was 1-1 after the regular 90 minutes.
Bari vs Cesena: Head-to-head
Cesena are winless in the last five outings with Bari. Three out of the aforementioned five ended as a draw, and only one had more than 2.5 goals scored. Cesena’s last victory in Bari dates back to 10 years ago, so Bari are favorites ahead of the upcoming clash.
Bari vs Cesena: Predictions
The teams are yet to create chemistry and taking the fact that this is the first league match of the season, we must expect a low-scoring match with a cautious style from both managers. Serie B is not known by high-scoring outcomes, so a 0-0 stalemate is on the table too. Bari conceded a goal in each of their preseason matches, so they will be eyeing a clean sheet in the first match of the season.
Bari vs Cesena: Bet Tips
Both Teams to Score NO at the odds of 1.80 @ Unibet.
Correct Score Prediction: 0-0 at the odds of 8.50.