Pescara and Hellas Verona meet forces at Stadio Adriatico-Giovanni Cornacchia, in a return match of this stage of Serie B (Promotion Play-offs – Semi-finals), after a (0-0) draw in the first leg . The record of direct confrontations of the last 3 years is favorable to the visiting team, which in the last 3 matches won 1 and tied 2. Particular attention is required for the home / away condition, since both teams present significantly different results at home and outside.
After the goalless draw outside in the first leg, the home team needs to win at home to achieve the qualification. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 2 wins, 6 draws and 7 losses in away matches; against 7 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses at their stadium. For the league, Pescara won 19 points out of 30 possible points, after 5 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss in the last 10 home matches. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (9 out of 18 matches). The team has conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 37 matches in this competition, they only got 1 comeback in the 14 matches in which they suffered the first goal.
The Pescara got a good result in the first leg, endured the impetus of the rival and now comes to his stadium in need of a simple victory to advance in the competition. The team has a reasonable attack, which was the sixth best of the regular phase, with 50 goals in 36 games, while the defense has some fragility, suffered 46 goals and was only the ninth best, so you need to be very attentive in the next round, to avoid suffering goals. At home, Pescara is playing well, is undefeated 7 games ago, of which he won 4 and tied 3, and usually favor closed matches, since 5 of these 7 games had a maximum of 2 goals in the final score. For the decisive confrontation with Verona, coach Pillon has no problems in the starting lineup and goes to the field with what he has of better.
The away team comes to this second leg after a goalless draw with the advantage of not having suffered goals at home in the first leg. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 6 draws and 6 losses in away matches, with 14 goals scored and 22 conceded; against 5 wins, 8 draws and 2 losses at their stadium, with 22 goals scored and 17 conceded. For the league, Hellas Verona won 10 points out of 30 possible points, after 2 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses in the last 10 home matches. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 36 matches in this competition, he only managed 4 comebacks in the 19 matches in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 18 away matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 6 of their 16 goals between minutes (46′-60 ‘).
Despite not having achieved the victory in the first leg, Verona reach the second leg with good chances of advancing towards the final of the access playoffs, as any victory or draw with goals places the team in the decision to fight for a place in Serie A. The team has offensive and defensive sectors without great quality, so much that it was only the seventh best attack and the ninth best defense of the regular season. It should be noted that he suffered goals in 11 of his last 12 matches. As a visitor, Verona have encountered difficulties, won only 1 of their last 6 games and their attack did not score in 2 of them. In other 3, scored only one goal in each, being a team that creates little in this type of situation. For the match against Pescara, coach Aglietti has no problems with injuries or suspensions and goes to the field with maximum force.