Verona vs Salernitana
Italy – Serie B
Date: Friday, 22 February 2019
Kick-off at 20.00 UK/ 21.00 CET
Venue: Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi (Verona).
The top tier of the Serie B table is getting overcrowded, and teams are desperate to find their safe spots to ensure participation in the playoffs. Competition is getting fierce, and major players like Verona have been having a field day with their consistent performances. Especially at home, the squad has been magnificent, with losing just a single game all season, and against Lecce, a top-three contender.
Salernitana possesses a peculiar trend of going missing for several games on the trot after posting a comfortable win. The team has never learned the trade of building momentum, and their season has suffered for the lack of it. They just recorded a win against Ascoli, a relegation-threatened side, which should be noted. Now they travel to Verona to lock horns with another podium contender nonetheless.
Verona vs Salernitana Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last six wins in a row belong to Verona.
- Four of the last five games witnessed the away teams failing to find the back of the net.
- Only once did the hosts of the day returned with no goal, and back in 2004.
- Four of the last six meetings at this venue saw the home team keeping a clean sheet.
- Verona has a 100% unbeaten record in front of their home crowd.
- The team scored two or more goals in each of their last three attempts at this venue.
Verona vs Salernitana Prediction
The tag of the favorites goes to Verona. They have the backing of the home crowd, plus they have been astonishingly good at this venue all season long. On top of that, their visitors for this upcoming tie have been going through a hell lot of problems on the road.
To drive the point further, Verona has lost just a single home fixture in 2018/19 in all competitions. Meanwhile, Salernitana has just two wins in their last nineteen away games.
The h2h meetings also paint a clearer picture of their respective prospects in this tie. The last six overall wins came for the home teams of the day. And at this venue, Verona has stood unbeaten for every single meeting. Without a doubt, the team has all the chance in the world to secure a win in at least one of the halves.
The hosts know they have got themselves a perfect prey, and at this crucial juncture of the season, they will not leave things to chance. The team will want to ensure a win as early as possible, and maybe add to their goal difference as well. Expect the team to play attacking football right from the beginning. A goal in the first half is practically on the cards.
Verona vs Salernitana Betting Tips
Over 0.5 First Half Goals @ 1.44 (4/9)
Verona to Win Either Half @ 1.50 (1/2).