Friday Decisive Matches will decide the New Serie A TeamsPublished July 31, 2020 by Florin P
The final round of the Serie B will determine the names of the teams to join the elite of Italian football, as well as the relegated squads.
The final matches of Serie A are scheduled for early August, but the Italian second division will conclude on the last day of July. This round is particularly important because it will determine the names of the six teams that will enter the playoffs for qualification. Benevento and Crotone have secured qualification to the top flight by finishing on the first two places. Three more are guaranteed a playoff spot, which leaves five teams to compete for the remaining three places.
Chievo and Pescara Chase Divergent Objectives
Chievo and Pescara have high expectations from this match, as the hosts need victory to make it to the playoffs, while the visitors try to avoid relegation. Both could achieve their goals with a single point, but this would require an exceptional turn of events. Under these circumstances, both teams will aim for victory, with bet365 Sports pricing the hosts at even odds while giving 27/10 to the visitors. Traditionally, the games between these teams have been low-scoring ones, so the Under 2.5 bet is worth considering
Pisa and Frosinone Contemplate a Risky Draw
Pisa and Frosinone face a difficult decision, as they are tied with 53 points and within the playoffs zone. A draw would keep them on an eligible spot, but only if Salernitana fails to win at home against Spezia. Pisa is ahead on goal average, but lost the first direct match this season, so they are in a lot of danger. Betting on the hosts at bet365 Sports will result in odds of 11/10, as opposed to 5/2 on the visitors.
Salernitana Takes on Unmotivated Spezia
Salernitana are guaranteed to qualify with a victory regardless of what happens in the other matches scheduled at 8 PM UK time. They will play at home against Spezia which is ahead of them in the standings, but lacks motivation in the final round. The visitors are already qualified for the playoffs and are more concerned about avoiding injuries. That’s why punters get odds of 3/4 at 888 Sport on a home win and 3/1 on the visitors to claim all three points.
Empoli Keep the Dream Alive ahead of Livorno Clash
Empoli can still salvage a disappointing season by winning one the road against Livorno who are already relegated to the inferior divisions. The visitors need Salernitana not to win and either Pisa or Frosinone to prevail, so victory doesn’t guarantee access to the playoffs. On the bright side, they are well-positioned to take advantage of Livorno’s awful form and lack of motivation to claim a rare victory on the road.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Thursday, July 29 at 1 pm UK time.