Chievo vs Frosinone
Italian Serie A
Date: Saturday, 29 December 2018
Kick-Off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi (Verona).
Bottom two sides take on each other in the last game of the year on Saturday afternoon at Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi. Both Chievo and Frosinone have been struggling to get their campaigns up and running ever since the start of the season. We have reasons to call this a genuine relegation six-pointer given neither of the two teams is within the striking range of the safe zone at the moment.
Gialloblu, who began the season with a three-point deficit, are in a much tougher position. They will be desperate to snatch victory which would get them two points adrift of their counterparts in 19th place. Chievo are still the only team without a single victory in 18 games of the season. They did improve their performances under the new manager Domenico Di Carlo who took charge last month. Chievo were on a thread of three consecutive draws before falling 2-0 away at Sampdoria in mid-week.
Di Carlo can be satisfied with his men’s defensive showings as the team allowed just two goals during a three-draw streak even though the opposition included the likes of Parma, SPAL and Inter along the way.
Chievo vs Frosinone: Head-to-head
Chievo will rely heavily on the head to head trend here.
They won five from five against Frosinone with an impressive 13-2 goal difference in the process.
This will be teams’ first head to head meeting wince the 2015/16 campaign.
Their previous encounter saw a demolishing 5-1 victory for Gialloblu.
Chievo vs Frosinone: Prediction
Frosinone won just of 18 fixtures in the season. They scored just 6 goals in 9 away outings. They notched just one goal in past four matches on the road. Canarini also made a managerial change recently (December) as Marco Baroni was appointed the new head coach after a 0-2 loss to Frosinone on December 16th.
Baroni led the team to successive draws against Udinese (1-1) and Milan (0-0) in past two games. Given the importance of the match and the fact both teams have been struggling badly for goals recently, we have to go for the Under 2.5 goals FT as the main betting option at the 1.61 odds here.
Chievo vs Frosinone: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.61 (8/13)
Chievo to keep a clean sheet @ 2.62 (13/8).