Verona vs Perugia
Italian Serie B
Date: Saturday, 18 May 2019
Kick-Off 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi (Verona).
Perugia ended the regular season at eight position for the second year in a row. Their fans will hope for a better scenario than the one I Grifoni experienced in the previous term play-offs when they fell 3-0 away at Venezia.
Avoiding such fate will, however, be a serious challenge for Alessandro Nesta’s men who travel to Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi to tackle fifth-placed Verona for a place in the promotional play-offs semi-final.
Even though only two points separated the two sides in the regular campaign, the home court advantage will play a massive role here.
I Gialloblu were a tough nut to crack for all rivals in their own backyard so far in the season. They enjoyed a decent record of 8 wins, 7 draws and just 3 defeats in 18 home matches in the campaign.
Verona vs Perugia: Head-to-head
The head to head record also speaks in Verona’s favour.
I Gialloblu earned the domestic double over Perugia in this term of Serie B thanks to two separate 2-1 wins during the campaign.
Interestingly, both teams were on the scoresheet in each of past four head to head meetings.
Verona vs Perugia: Prediction
Neither of two managers can be particularly proud of their teams’ form in the crucial period of the season. Hellas Verona were winless in eight successive matches before a 2-1 home win over bottom-half Foggia seven days ago in the last round of the regular campaign.
The visitors also interrupted their seven-game winless thread last weekend when they secured play-offs spot in the direct clash against Cremonese. Luca Vido inspired a 3-1 victory with a brace on the occasion. He took his league tally to 10 goals and will be the biggest threat to Verona’s goal together with Valerio Verre.
Looking at the head to head tradition and knowing both teams lacked meticulousness at the back lately, the Both Teams to Score looks to be the best of betting options at 1.80 odds.
Verona vs Perugia: Bet Tips
Both Teams To Score @ 1.80 (4/5)
Verona Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.10 (11/10).