Venezia vs Sassari (By: Miyagi)
Italian Cup game for the Quarter Finals, played in a neutral location (Florence).
Venezia comes from a loss in overtime against Trento at home which definitely eliminated any chances they had for the home court advantage in Lega A as they are now 6 points (3 wins) behind Milano. Great news for them is that after Milano's surprising elimination yesterday, they are the favorites for the Cup title.
Venezia is not the most consistent team around, they have suffered quite a few surprising loses already as they were the hot favorites in all their loses in Italy except for the game against Milano, same as in most of their loses in CL. Still, there is no doubt about their quality with experienced, quality players like F Bramos, F A.Daye, F M.Watt, C Vidmar and PG M.Haynes.
Sassari who missed the Lega A playoffs last season had another poor start in the league this season and their current record is 9-10. Their heavy loss on the road to Torino as favorites in their last game was the final straw and as a result, they appointed G.Pozzecco as their new coach who is going to make his debut today.
If Venezia can be considered as an inconsistent team, then Sassari has to be the definition of inconsistency.
Venezia has a great chance to win a domestic title this season (which would be great considering how big the difference between Milano and any other team in Italy is at the moment) and they should not waste that. Sassari will have a new coach in this game and usually, that has a positive impact on a team but they just can't be trusted at the moment. This is a game between the favorites and the underdogs for the title and I'm going to have trust Venezia to do what's expected from them here but i will take a slightly smaller line for more safety.
Venezia vs Sassari predictions
|Venezia -3.0||Pinnacle||1.69||10||88-89 LOST (-10 units)|
Venezia vs Sassari betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Miyagi).