Venezia hosts Perugia in round 38 of Italian Serie B. The match will be played on Friday, July 31st at Stadio Pierluigi Penzo (Venice).
In this match, Venezia will be satisfied with a draw, which will allow the team to avoid playoffs for the right to stay in Serie B despite the scenarios of parallel matches. Therefore, the hosts will shut out, and they know how to do it very well - in the last seven matches of Venezia, no more than two goals were scored. The team is frankly defensive. They have the fifth strongest defense in the league, which is a very good result for the 13th-ranked team, and the second weakest attack (34 goals scored in 37 games). Only the hopeless outsider Livorno scored less in Serie B.
Perugia will not ask for trouble either. They are only one line away from the play-off zone for the right to retain a place in Serie B, and in their tournament situation, it is more important not to lose than to try to snatch victory at all costs. So they must play carefully too. By the way, their attack is not much better than that of Venezia - 37 goals scored in 37 matches and third place from the end by this indicator.
Both teams score very little and tend to defensive football. Both will be satisfied with a draw one way or another. Therefore, I'm waiting for dull positional football, which does not promise an abundance of goals scored. Head-to-head meetings of these teams in recent years have often ended with Under 2.5 goals scored. It is safer to take this option, but I prefer to win with a larger coefficient because I see a goalless draw or a minimal victory for one of the teams.
Bet Type: Total Goals
Selection: Under 2.5
Best Odds: 1.63 at
Stake: 2% bankroll (40 Units)
Date/Time: 31-Jul-2020 21:00 CET
Event Result: 3:1(1:0)
Profit: -40.00 Units