Palermo vs Venezia
Italy – Serie B Promotion Play-offs
Date: Sunday, 10 June 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK
Venue: Stadio Renzo Barbera (Palermo).
Palermo have fallen just short of direct promotion to Serie A as they finished a point behind 2nd placed Parma and 3rd placed Frosinone, so they now have to battle for the spot through Play-offs. They’ve held Venezia to a thriller 1-1 draw at Stadio Pierluigi Penzo and Roberto Stellone will now want his men to capitalize on such a result and make their way to the Final in front of the home crowd.
Rosanero have been unbeatable at Stadio Renzo Barbera since February but we’ve also seen four draws and a win in their last five outings, which will be more worrying. Nonetheless, they’ve been putting on rock-solid defensive displays and we now expect them very motivated.
Venezia, on the other hand, struggle for consistency on the road and a thrashing 5-1 loss at Cremonese will be far less reassuring, although they came into the contest on the back of a confident 3-0 home win over Perugia. Arancioneroverdi will be disappointed not to have earned an advantage in the first leg and this could prove costly.
Palermo vs Venezia: Head-to-head
- The sides have last met in 2004 before this season.
- Palermo are yet to beat the rivals this term, seeing a goalless draw at this ground a 3-0 loss in Venezia and the 1-1 draw on Wednesday.
- We’ve seen both sides score goals in just two of the sides’ seven head-to-head clashes ever.
Palermo vs Venezia: Predictions
We will now back Palermo to build on their rock-solid performances at this ground and make their way to the Play-offs Final with a win at 2.05. They boast a great form here and have proven a very tough side to beat on many occasions, which should prove too much for Venezia.
Nonetheless, we expect a very narrow occasion and with that in mind, we’ll now also back a No on Both teams to score at 1.80. We have seen such clashes in five of their seven head-to-head clashes and both sides’ have recently based their success on defensive displays – which should be seen as further evidence!
Palermo vs Venezia: Betting Tips
- Home win @ 2.05
- Both teams to score NO @ 1.80.