LIVORNO v VIRTUS ENTELLA – Serie B
March 12 2016, Armando Picchi, 14:00 GMT+0
Today we will see a clash between 19th placed Livorno and 7th placed Virtus Entella. Entella has a play-offs ticket for now, and quite frankly that’s the best they can achieve this season, as leading teams Cagliari and Crotone are too far away for anyone to catch.
Looking at recent form of the visiting side, they have won 6 out of last 10 matches. The 3 defeats came against strong teams, Cagliari (1:0), Cesena (2:0) and Crotone (1:2). So it can’t be a useful indicator when deciding a winner in this match up, as Livorno is not at the same level as those 3 teams.
On the road, Virtus Entella won against Pro Vercelli (2:3) and drawed against Salernitana (2:2). In the last match up against Salernitana, Virtus Entella scored a goal with only 10 men, after Palermo was sent off in 82′.
As for missing players, the visitors are going to be without Palermo and Pellizzer who were sent off in the latest matches, as well as Jadid and Belli.
Livorno is just above relegation zone, with 1 point margin, but they are still in the “play-outs”. I would not be surprised if they end up in relegation zone, because they are not that good. Winning only 2 matches out of last 19 is not what you want to see and the club atmosphere as well as morale is suffering.
The last match ended in a defeat for Livorno against Modena (1:0). Livorno had 5 chots on target but failed to convert any into goals, whereas Modena had only 1 in 1st half. And even though Livorno had 60% possession, they just couldn’t use their advantages.
Livorno will be without freshly missing Borghese, Cazzola and Luci as well as Aramu, Regoli, Rafati, Gonnelli and Morelli.On the positive note Gasbarro, Vantaggiato and Vajushi.
In this match I am giving an edge to the away side. Despite them being visitors, which is a huge disadvantage in Serie B I still believe Virtue Entella is capable to win this one. With great odds on +0.5 I will choose that pick as it secures a possible draw in today’s match.
Prediction: Virtus Entella +0.5
Odds: 1.92 Pinnacle