Avellino vs Pro Vercelli by Enzo
After a decent start and four victories, a draw and just two defeats in first seven rounds, players of Avellino find themselves now in pretty weak momentum as the side comes from third consecutive defeat in Serie B. Last Saturday afternoon they suffered narrow 2:1 defeat away to Pescara even though they were the first one to find the net.
Avellino took the lead in 22nd minute with a goal from Bidaoui, but didn't manage to keep the lead for more than a few minutes, as the home side leveled up in 29th minute via Mancuso. It was quite an open game where the guests were better in the first halftime, but somehow completely stopped and were too passive in the second halftime finally with the players of Pescara celebrating the victory deservedly with a goal from Pettinari in 82nd minute. Avellino is now in the second part of the table having just two points more than play-out placed Foggia.
It looks like Pro Vercelli is in a better momentum now, coming from fourth consecutive game without a defeat, as they started the season with two draws and four defeats in first six rounds, but have now improved and are just above the relegating spots but still being at play-out positions and surely looking to improve further and avoid complications regarding their status later on.
After victories over Cesena and Perugia, the side comes from two consecutive draws, firstly against Bari and most recently, in front of own fans in a goalless draw against Carpi last Saturday afternoon. However, must be said that they were way stronger side on the field, had much more of ball possession and chances created, but the goal simply never came in comparison to the visitors who barely did anything in attack and were limited to a defensive approach, especially in the second halftime.
- Last five matches of Avellino ended with over 2.5 goals
Avellino is now desperate to get back on the winning track since the team comes from three consecutive defeats and surely remain favorites against Pro Vercelli, even though the guests are on a fine form now. However, I see the game going very complicated for them, since they don't inspire with confidence at all at the back. Both teams are actually doing way better in attack and the value remains with goals for this one, no doubt about it.