Venezia vs Perugia Preview and Predictions

Venezia vs Perugia
Italian Serie B Promotional Play-offs
Date: Sunday, 3rd June 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Pierluigi Penzo, Venezia.

Venezia and Perugia are set to take on each other in a single-leg battle for the semi-final of the Italian Serie B promotional play-offs. Arancioneroverdi will have the home court advantage in the clash set to be played on Sunday evening thanks to the fact they finished the regular season at the fifth place in contrast to Perugia who almost dropped out of the top-eight in the league ladder after a dreadful form in the very finish of the campaign.

Filippo Inzaghi will thus have a nice chance to earn a double promotion with Venezia in just two years as he was the one who led the team towards the Lega Pro silverware last year. Even though there is still a long way to go (this is only quarter-final), we could get the chance to watch the battle between Inzaghi brothers in the next term of Serie A (Simone is Lazio’s head coach).

Venezia vs Perugia: Head-to-head

  • Venezia took four points from two head to head clashes in this term of Serie B.
  • Arancioneroverdi won the home tie 1-0, holding the rivals to a 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture at Stadio Renato Curi.
  • Prior to these matches, it’s been 12 years since the two clubs have last locked horns.
  • Overall, Perugia were the more successful side in the history winning 7 and losing 3 of 12 meetings with Venezia.

Venezia vs Perugia Predictions

The hosts could have challenged the top-four finish and the automatic qualification to the play-offs semi-final, but they took only one point from last two league matches against Cremonese and Pescara. It will be interesting to see if Inzaghi managed to lift the spirits after such failures, especially if we know that Arancioneroverdi won five on the bounce previously.

If Venezia had a poor finish of the season, what should we say to Perugia who are winless in last six league ties (three draws and losses apiece). Grifoni obviously lacked the meticulousness at the back during such streak as they shipped as many as seven goals in last three league games on the road.

Knowing that Venezia won nine, drew one and lost just one of last 11 league games on the home patch, we just have to back them to clinch the victory at the 2.25 odds here. With such holes in Perugia’s defensive line, the hosts could easily net two or more goals, a bet priced up at 2.40 odds.

Venezia vs Perugia Betting Tips

  • Venezia to win @ 2.25
  • Venezia Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.40.