- Venezia vs Palermo, Italian Serie B Play-off, 6th June 2018 at Stadio Pierluigi Penzo (Venice).
This is the preview of the first leg play-off that ended in a 1-1 draw. Read the Palermo vs Venezia second leg play-off match on 10th June 2018 here.
The newly promoted Venezia lock horns with Palermo in the second semifinal of 2017/18 Italian Serie B promotion play-off.
A strong finish to the regular season saw Venezia amongst the side for promotion play-offs. The team that carry the legacy of A.C. Venezia 1907, that went bankrupt multiple times since their last season in Serie A back in 2002, was only re-emerged under the new name back in 2015. They started off in Serie D and earned promotion to higher league every season since. It will be a fairytale run with happy ending if we see them in Serie A next season. Palermo, the first hurdle standing in front of them on Wednesday.
Palermo were tipped to earn automatic promotion. But one too many cold performances since April saw the finish 4th in the end, just 1 point below the second placed Parma. The Rosanero dropped points in 6 of their last 9 games in a dramatic collapse. Yet, they finished the regular season with back-to-back wins and carry some momentum to the Stadio Pierluigi Penzo for Wednesday’s Serie B play-off fixture.
Venezia vs Palermo Head-to-head
Venezia won 3-0 in the league fixture against Palermo at home earlier this season. The reverse was a goal-less draw.
The two were the first meeting between the clubs since 2004.
Venezia vs Palermo Predictions
Venezia have been brilliant at home in the closing months of the season and they are slight favorites in this game. On the other hand, despite finishing as the third best away side in the league, Palermo managed to win just 3 of their last 12 road games. Yet, this only gives the host a slight advantage as the visitors have a knack of edging out draws.
Goals can be expected in this game, since both teams have been in some scoring form off-late. Venezia have scored in 18 consecutive home games this season, while Palermo netted at least twice in 5 of their last 7 away games.
Venezia vs Palermo Betting Tips
- Both teams to Score @ 2.10 odd.
- Draw no Bet – Venezia @ 1.67 odd.