SPAL vs Chievo
Italy – Serie A
Date: Wednesday, 18 April 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK
Venue: Stadio Paolo Mazza (Ferrara).
Spallini are unbeaten in last seven league ties, but they still have to work hard to book their place in the top flight next term. The reason behind the fact they sit only a single point above the line lies in five consecutive draws coming into mid-week’s fixture with fellow strugglers Chievo. The match has the ingredients of a true relegations ix-pointer with the visitors sitting just two points above their Wednesday’s rivals.
Leonardo Semplici can be thrilled with his team’s displays at the back in recent league fixtures. SPAL conceded just three goals in last six Serie A outings and they kept the likes of Juventus and Fiorentina to goalless draws in the process. Can the attacking do its job here against Chievo?
Il Gialloblu just can’t afford a failure here knowing they have to play Champions League chasers Inter and Roma in the next couple of fixtures. They were also amid a tough schedule in the last couple of weeks having faced Napoli and Torino in last two.
SPAL vs Chievo: Head-to-head
SPAL have never previously defeated Chievo and this will be their fourth head to head encounter.
Only one of last three was a competitive game, though. It happened in late-November last year when Chievo took a 2-1 victory in front of their fans.
SPAL vs Chievo: Prediction
A real buzz is indeed expected in and around Staid Paolo Mazza on Wednesday. We expect both managers to use a rather more careful defensive-minded approach given that neither of them can actually afford a defeat here.
You can definitely try with Over bet on the number of cards in the game since the tension both in and off the court will be just huge. Also, both teams head into this after playing goalless draws in weekend’s round and we don’t really expect to see a goal fest here. The Under 2.5 goals FT should be a banker bet at the odds of 1.53.
Finally, braver punters can chase the draw at 3.10 given that each of last five games SPAL played saw this outcome.
SPAL vs Chievo: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.53
Draw @ 3.10