Bari vs Novara by Kamlesh
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Form-wise, they have been playing rather well despite losing their last match but it was on away ground against their direct promotion contender. Besides, they had received a red card in the early stages of the match, played with 10 men for more than 80mins of the match and conceded a penalty. As such, it was just a bad day for them and a match to forget. Before that defeat, they had won 5 consecutive games, scoring 11 goals while conceding only 3 goals. They have a well-balanced attack and defence. They have also been very strong on home ground this season. In their last 9 home games, they lost only once, drew once and won 7 of them. Defender Calderoni (40/3), defender Ceppitelli (38/6) and midfielder Fossati (23/0) are expected to be missing.
Novara find themselves in contention for a relegation play off spot but they still have a chance to get out of the relegation zone. However, it will not be easy at all with their poor form and lack of quality in the squad. They have one of the worst away record in the league. In fact, they have won only 1 away match since the start of the season from 20 away matches played. Most of them ended in defeat. They have the third worst attack in the league and one of the worst defence as well.
In fact, they have conceded at least 1 goal in 18 of their 20 away matches played this season, highlighting their weak defence. For the coach, there is no pressure on relegation contender Novara as he admits that promotion chaser Bari are the better team. Defender Perticone (33/0), defender Ludi (24/1), midfielder Buzzegoli (29/2), midfielder Rigoni (26/3) and top scorer Sansovini (19/8) are expected to be missing in this game.
Both teams need a win but all the conditions point towards a victory for Bari with home advantage, record attendance of fans to push them to give their best for that promotion play-off spot and their good form as well. On the other side, Novara have been very poor on away ground; they concede goals too easily and they have a weak offensive power. Only winning matters here for both teams and from my point of view, Bari will be on the winning side.
Bari Asian Handicap -1
|Bari AH -1||Unibet||2.50||8||4-1 WON (+12 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.