Competition: Serie B
Market: Both teams to score
Odds: 10/11 @ Bet 365
Two sides looking to book a Serie A return this season, Verona will welcome Pescara to the Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi on Wednesday night.
Starting with the hosts, after needing extra-time to come past a struggling Perugia last weekend, Alfredo Aglietti will be growing more concerned by his sides’ form heading into the semi-finals. Despite briefly believing that they could make a push for the automatic places entering 2019, Verona have shown some real signs of a struggle at the back end of the season. Wednesday’s hosts managed to record just one victory in their final nine Serie B appearances, a run that stems all the way back to the start of March. A huge part of Verona’s issues at the back end of the year has been their continued defensive struggles. Aglietti’s men have now failed to record a single clean sheet in any of their last 11 outings and have remarkably failed to keep a clean sheet against Pescara since 2010.
As for the visitors, after picking up a 2-0 win against an already relegated Salernitana on their final Serie B matchup of the season, there is no doubt that Head Coach Giuseppe Pillon will be desperate for his side to carry on that momentum. Enduring a five-match winless run prior to their victory last weekend, a huge part of their problem at the end of the year has come down to their struggles on the road. Wednesday’s visitors have failed to pick up an away victory since the middle of February and Pillon will be calling on leading goalscorer Leonardo Mancuso to spearhead Pescara’s Serie A charge. The Juventus loanee bagged 19 goals this season, the third best return of any player in Italy’s second-tier.
Bet: Both teams to score at Verona vs Pescara 10/11 for Wednesday’s Serie B play-off showdown @ Bet 365
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