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Perugia vs Pescara Prediction & Betting tips
After 38 game days in Serie B, three of the four relegated teams have been determined, the fourth team, which has to start the bitter step into the third-tier Serie C, is determined in a relegation game. The table 17. Another chance and duel with the table-16 in the return leg. The first leg was played on Monday, the second leg between Perugia and Pescara will take place on Friday.
In the final table of Serie B, both teams had 45 points on the credit side and without the relegation, the team from Pescara would have had to go into the third division due to the lost direct comparison. Instead of relegation, remaining in the league after the first leg success is within reach, the Sottil-Elf celebrated a 2-1 success and thus have the advantage on their side.
In the betting base odds comparison for the second leg between Perugia and Pescara are currently odds of around 2.30 for the win of the home side. The game starts on Friday evening at 20:00 p.m.
Fans of the football club from the university city of Perugia went through many ups and downs. It was not until 2010 that the club was founded in its current form and continued to play in the fifth-tier Serie D, since 2014/15 the team has been playing second-tier again, but now threatens to return to the third tier.
The relegation would be an absolute meltdown, after the team has been dreaming of returning to Serie A for the past three years. Before this season, Perugia reached the promotion playoffs four times in five years, but had to admit defeat in the first knockout duel and thus remained in the second division. A statistic that is not particularly encouraging for the second leg on Friday evening.
The second leg must be won so that the bitter move into the third division does not become a reality.
There have been big names in the Perugia coaching bench in recent years. Alessandro Nesta was active until the end of the 2018/19 season before the ex-Bayern player Massimo Oddo took over. Although he was fired in January, he was reappointed head coach in mid-July to prevent the worst-case scenario. The first game after his comeback was victorious, but this was followed by three bankruptcies in a row and the relegation became the bitter truth.
The voluntary renunciation of Benevento loaner Pietro Iemmello on Monday was quite surprising, the 28-year-old attacker scored no fewer than 20 of the 38 league goals. Perugia will not be able to do without his goal threat again – and if the league remains successful, bets on an Iemmello goal are also obvious.
Marco Verratti, Lorenzo Insigne and Ciro Immobile are absolute world stars in today’s football, in the 2011/12 season this trio swirled at the no-name club Delfino Pescara and led the club into Serie A. Such talents and future world stars are in the current squad of Head coach Andrea Sottil can no longer be found in 2020.
The team from the city of 12,000 ended the 2018/19 season in fourth place and only failed in the playoff semi-finals. This season, however, it was never possible to build on the performances from the previous year. Nevertheless, the topic of “relegation” was not present for a long time, because the team was in the middle of the table for a long time.
After the long compulsory break, however, things no longer went as desired and Pescara celebrated only two wins in ten games. On the fourth last day of the match the time had come and the team was on the relegation place for the first time since day one. A win in the last three games was not enough to fix relegation early on.
The decisive factor for the current situation was undoubtedly the performance on foreign turf. In 13 of the 19 away games, the team had to travel home without counting. 17 goals scored mean on average not even one goal per away game.
In general, Delfino Pescara has by no means stood for brilliant offensive football since the restart, as in the 2011/12 season mentioned at the beginning. A maximum of two goals were scored in seven of the last eight Serie B games.
An under 2.5 would not be surprising, because due to the initial situation, Pescara will probably drop even lower than the team already does in away games, after all, a goalless draw is enough for the guests to keep their class.
Perugia vs Pescara head to head matches
10.08.20 SB Pescara Perugia 2 : 1
10.07.20 SB Pescara Perugia 2 : 2
01.12.19 SB Perugia Pescara 3 : 1
12.04.19 SB Pescara Perugia 1 : 1
02.12.18 SB Perugia Pescara 2 : 1