Monday 21/03/2016, 20:30, Italy Serie B, Round 33
Avellino vs Ternana Preview
Crotone and Cagliari have put enough points between them and the pack to be almost certain of qualification to the Italian first division. This means that the other challengers will have to compete for the remaining six points and neither Avellino nor Ternana are in a comfortable position right now. Both teams desperately needs points and they want to stay in the race and splitting points won't help at all.
Avellino vs Ternana Odds
Avellino 1.95, Draw 3.05, Ternana 3.80
Avellino vs Ternana Tips
Avellino is an avatar for Italian teams playing in the second division, winning eight games at home and losing just four. By comparison, their performance on the road is mediocre to say the least and they managed to win just four times the entire season. This makes it essential for them to pick up as many points as possible and they had home pitch advantage and they will have such an opportunity tonight.
Recent results were mixed bunch, with the hosts and alternating victories with defeats and they've allowed plenty of goals recently. On the bright side, they won the last match by four goals to three, something almost unheard of in Serie B. They will try to maintain composure and should stick to this offensive strategy, if they are to defeat Ternana.
At a first glance, it should be too difficult to vanquish the visitors because their performance on the road is equally disappointing. While they also managed to win four times, they were defeated on 11 occasions and managed to score just nine goals in a total of 16 games.
This is by far the worst performance of all Italian teams in the second division and this doesn't bode well ahead of this fixture. Avellino allowed three goals last round but scored four of their own, so they have few reasons to fear Ternana and its puny offensive.
- Ternana has a huge gap to close to reach the playoffs and the Specter of relegation is looming.
- The visitors would be more inclined to settle for a point, while the home side will push for victory.
Avellino vs Ternana Prediction
Avellino is clearly the more motivated team as they have something to fight for, whereas the visitors could use a single point. The hosts are not in danger of relegating and for them a draw or defeat would be the same, so they will take more chances. I expect them to come out firing on all cylinders and as long as the odds offered by Bwin on them to win revolve around even value, I have no hesitations in backing them at full stakes.
Bet: Avellino @ 1.95 with Bwin