Venezia vs Salernitana
Italy – Serie B Relegation Playoff
Date: Sunday, 9th June 2019
Kick-off at 17.00 UK/ 18.00 CET
Venue: Stadio Pierluigi Penzo (Venice).
After a series of back and forth by the authorities, the relegation play-off was finally decided to be conducted between Venezia and Salernitana. Players were obviously frustrated due to the lateness of the decision.
Anyhow, we have the second leg to look upon, which will decide the fate of these two sides at least for the next season. The loser will be relegated to the lower division, while the other will get a lifeline to continue in the league.
The first leg saw some spirited play between the squads. Salernitana hosted the first leg, and they were under a lot of pressure too. Not only had they had to face the second leg on the road, but as per regulations, in case of the aggregate being tied, the lower-placed side would be relegated.
Salernitana began on the right note. They posted two quick goals to relive some of the pressure and looked as if they had the game under control. But late into the tie, in injury time, Venezia hit back with a goal, to balance out the scales.
Venezia vs Salernitana Head-to-head (h2h)
- Eight of the last ten wins went to the teams at home.
- Three of the last four meetings had goals from both sides.
- Only once has Venezia lost at home, which was in 2003.
- Salernitana could record just a single goal in their last seven visits to this stadium.
Venezia vs Salernitana Prediction
Salernitana was winless in ten of their last twelve games and lost five of their last six as well. The team conceded two or more goals in six of their last seven matches. On the road, their record has been even poorer. They are on a seven-match losing streak away from home, and in their last 22 attempts, the team was able to record just two wins. The team also let in two or more goals in their last four attempts on the road.
Venezia needs a win in this game, as they are trailing on the aggregate. The side needs to just tie the scores in order to avoid relegation as they are the higher-placed team. Their record at home supports this objective of theirs. In their last 16 matches at home, Venezia lost just thrice.
Also, in h2h ties, home teams have had the upper hand, as eight of the last ten, such wins went to them. Importantly, at this venue, Venezia has been the dominant side against this opponent by a distance. Venezia has experienced just a solitary loss against Salernitana at home, and it came 16 years back. Also, Venezia has conceded just a single goal in h2h history in front of their home crowd.
As things stand, expect the hosts to come out on top this Sunday.
Venezia vs Salernitana Betting Tips
Venezia to Win.
The Hosts to Record the First Goal.