Pescara vs Venezia
Italian Serie B
Date: Thursday, 27 December 2018
Kick-Off at 18:00 UK / 19:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Adriatico-Giovanni Cornacchia (Pescara).
Venezia featured promotional play-offs in the previous term of Serie B, but they are nowhere near such fine form at the start of the new campaign. They sit as low as 12th in the league ladder after 16 rounds. They are regarded underdogs coming into mid-week tie with 6th-placed Pescara on Thursday evening at Stadio Adriatico-Giovanni Cornacchia.
The visitors, who enjoyed an overwhelming campaign under Filippo Inzaghi last season, hired Walter Zenga as the new head coach in October after a really poor kick off this term. Zenga managed to change team’s fortunes around as Arancioneroverdi managed to make it four straight league outings without a loss. The thread, however, came to an end on Sunday when Venezia surprisingly fell 0-1 at home to recently-promoted Cosenza. It was a rather poor display from Zenga’s troops who had only two corners and six attempts in the entire affair.
Pescara vs Venezia: Head-to-head
Teams are all locked at three wins apiece coming into their 11th head to head encounter.
It is interesting to mention that none of past six H2H matches saw three or more goals scored.
Pescara were more successful in games at Stadio Adriatico-Giovanni Cornacchia where they won three, drew one and lost one of five against Venezia.
Pescara vs Venezia: Prediction
The trip to Pescara will be a tough one for Venezia as Delfini’s home patch is indeed a fortress to be conquered this season on Serie B. Pescara are enjoying stellar form in front of their fans where they won six, drew one and lost one of eight games. The team led by Giuseppe Pillon conceded only seven goals in eight home ties so far in the season.
Nevertheless, their remarkable form has seen somewhat of a slide in recent weeks. Delfini lost three of past five league matches and they will come into this off the back of a 3-1 defeat away at Hellas Verona.
Nevertheless, their home form in both this term of Serie B and H2H games against Venezia is enough for us to go for their win at the 1.85 odds here. Since Delfini bagged seven goals in past three league games at home, we will alternatively back them to net two or more goals at 2.00 odds.
Pescara vs Venezia: Bet Tips
Pescara to win @ 1.85 (17/20)
Pescara Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.00 (1/1).