Chievo play host to Spezia at the Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi in the Serie B playoffs semis first leg, as both sides look to play top-flight football next season.
🛣️ Road to semis
The hosts needed extra time and penalties to see off Empoli after their 1-1 draw in the last round of the playoffs. Now they’re into the semis they’ll face Spezia home and away, with the visitors coming here having won 3-1 in their tie not long after the restart.
❓ Why BTTS?
The topsides all had joy at Chievo this term, with all of the top five sides seeing both teams score in their visits to Verona.
The hosts should continue their scoring form, having finished the season scoring in seven of their last eight home games.
However, Spezia scored in nine of their final 10 away trips, averaging 1.4 goals per game across the season. Given that Chievo hit 29 goals in 19 home matches, we back both teams to find the net in this clash.
🔮 Futaa Best Bet: BTTS
🔑 Brief facts
- Chievo’s five clashes at home to the top five all saw both teams score
- Chievo scored in seven of their final eight home games in the regular season
- Spezia scored in nine of their last 10 away trips