Palermo vs Venezia Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

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Tip Reasoning

Did Venezia pass up their big chance at another promotion? They have work to do in their Serie B play-off semi-final, following a 1-1 draw at home in midweek. They may pay for that slip up, with Pippo Inzaghi’s side flying through the divisions, but can they take the final step up to the highest level of Italian football? They were languishing in Serie D not too long ago, and they’re pushing to end a 16-year wait to return to Serie A. That puts pressure on the side climbing the pyramid, but they have a tough clash this weekend.

Palermo are fighting to return to the top flight, and their hopes were boosted after claiming a draw in that first leg. They were a shambles during their last campaign in Serie A, but they’ve taken to the second tier really well. They finished the campaign just a point shy of an automatic promotion place. They’re still pushing to make it back to the highest level, and Venezia have issues on the road.

They managed one win away to the top half sides, and they failed to win at any of the top four. They based their charge for the play-offs on their strong home form, and we worry for Inzaghi’s side this weekend. They had a huge task on their hands to pull off a result, but could they get away with it? They’re bound to come here looking to keep things tight, and there could be an opening against this Palermo side, despite finishing below them in the final Serie B standings.

The hosts had their own issues this season, and they became flat track bullies in order to secure their place in the play-offs. They have struggled in meetings with the top sides, claiming only three wins in clashes with the top nine. Only two sides lost in visits to this ground this season, with Venezia among the sides to come away with a point against the Rosanero.

That draw was one of three between the sides in their last five meetings. We can see a repeat of that result, given that Palermo were unbeaten at home to the top six, but they won just one of those games. The hosts drew four of their last five matches at home, while Venezia have won just twice in 14 trips. We think the pair will play out another draw, so we’re backing this one to finish 1-1.

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