Tuesday, May 21, 2024

May 1st: Wednesday’s Serie B Double – 5/1 Special, Betting Tips & Predictions

While Borussia Dortmund and PSG’s Champions League semi-final showdown might steal most of Wednesday’s headlines, we have a full fixture list from across Italy’s second-tier.

With a string of season-defining battles at both ends of the Serie B standings, there are also plenty of intriguing betting markets that are available throughout Wednesday.

So, for those of you looking to stick on a midweek flitter, we have found a pair of Serie B betting tips that are worth keeping an eye out for.

14:00 Como vs Cittadella

Only continuing on what has been a public Serie B fairytale this season, Como are inching towards what would be an iconic top-flight return. With Wednesday’s guests firing on all cylinders and opening the midweek fixtures holding a one-point buffer in the automatic promotion places, the Blues will be more than aware that they face another must-win showdown here.

Really hitting the ground running since returning from March’s international break, caretaker boss Osian Roberts should find the mood in his camp at a red-hot high.

Including an action-packed 5-2 victory away at FeralpiSalo earlier in the month, the Lombardy-based outfit have collected 13 points from their previous five Serie B appearances and they have certainly gained a reputation for their clinical performances in the final third.

It should also be highlighted, along with a 3-1 romp against play-off contenders Pisa on March 16th, Roberts’ men have won all of their previous four consecutive showdowns at the Stadio Giuseppe Sinigaglia by an aggregate score of 9-3.

Although Cittadella might open Wednesday’s trip to Lombardy still battling it out in the chase to clinch a play-off ticket, the Maroons have continued to struggle with their constancy since opening the New Year.

Forced to settle for a single point in six of their previous seven Serie B appearances, Edoardo Gorini’s men have also registered just a single victory from any of their last 15 straight outings – a rut that stems all the way back to January 13th.

Likewise, along with recording just a sole win on their travels since the start of December, Cittadella should also be concerned by their most recent meeting against Wednesday’s hosts.

Hit with a routine 3-0 drumming when they welcomed Como to the Pier Cesare Tombolato for their reverse Serie B battle on September 24th, Gorini’s downbeat squad should be bracing themselves for another stern examination in midweek.

Betting Tip: Patrick Cutrone to score anytime @ 21/10 with Pribet

17:00 Bari vs Parma

While Parma might have suffered play-off heartbreak last season as they missed out on the chance to claim a lucrative top-flight return, Wednesday’s guests have embarked on a stunning Serie B romp this time around. Receiving a string of plaudits, the Crusaders will be more than aware that three points here could be enough to officially clinch a top-two finish.

Opening up the midweek fixtures holding a five-point buffer over the chasing pack, Fabio Pecchia’s men should be smelling a golden opportunity here.

Last seen putting in another thumping performance as they stormed their way to a routine 4-0 romp against Lecco, Parma have suffered just a single loss from any of their previous 13 appearances – a purple patch that stems all the way back to January 27th.

Likewise, not shipping in over 400 minutes of Serie B action, it should also be noted that the one-time Juventus coach has seen his squad suffer just a single second-tier defeat on their travels since returning from November’s international break.

While Bari might have sprung a real upset last season as they secured a bronze medal finish, Wednesday’s hosts have come crashing back down to earth this time around.

Putting in a nightmare display last weekend as they slumped to a 4-1 drumming at the hands of Cosenza, the Cockerels have collected just a trio of points from any of their previous 10 second-tier outings.

Sat in the drop zone and tipped as a leading relegation contender over the final few weeks, Pasquale Marino’s men have also continued to show some glaring issues at the back.

Hit with a 2-1 loss when they travelled to Parma for their reverse Serie B showdown on September 27th, Bari will be bracing themselves for another stern examination here.

Betting Tip: Parma win @ 6/5 with Luckster

Wednesday’s Serie B Double

  • Como vs Cittadella – Patrick Cutrone to score anytime @ 21/10
  • Bari vs Parma – Parma win @ 6/5

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan

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