Verona vs Pescara
Italy – Serie B Promotion Playoff
Date: Wednesday, 22nd May 2019
Kick-off at 20.00 UK/ 21.00 CET
Venue: Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi (Verona).
After going through a rough patch, Verona seems to be raising their level right when it matters. They delivered a comprehensive performance against Perugia the last match-day, which was also the quarterfinals of the playoffs.
The tense game saw either team desperately trying to swing the tie in their favor. But it was Verona who took the cake with a 4-1 final scorecard.
Pescara got a direct ticket to the semifinals of the playoffs, owing to their placing in the league table, and did not have to go through the formality of the quarterfinals. They ended their league campaign on the 11th of May against Salernitana, with a 2-0 win.
Verona vs Pescara Head-to-head (h2h)
- Five of the last six games had goals from both teams.
- Pescara recorded three of the last four wins.
- Except for a goalless draw back in 2010, every other tie at this venue had goals from both teams.
- Four of the last five wins at this stadium went to the hosts.
Verona vs Pescara Prediction
All season, Pescara has recorded just three wins on the road. They are winless in their last six trips and lost four of them as well. In the meanwhile, Verona was unbeaten in 17 of their last 20 home ties. They also won their playoffs quarterfinal with a huge 4-1 scoreline.
Importantly, in the last 20 years, only once have an away team recorded an h2h win. Also, Verona realizes just how good Pescara can be at home, and as such, they need a solid first leg, if they are to have a practical chance of progressing. Count on them to feed on Pescara’s obvious weakness, that is their record away from home.
Regarding the visitors, they know they are on the backfoot. But they have the cushion of confidence that the second leg is at their home. All they need to pile pressure on Verona in the second leg would be an away goal. Going on, Verona conceded goals in their last six home ties, and five of the last six h2h ties had goals from both sides. Importantly, except for once every encounter between these teams at this venue had goals at either end of the pitch.
As such, expect a home win, but not with a clean sheet.
Verona vs Pescara Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Verona @ 1.67 (2/3)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.80 (4/5).