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Venezia will be at Stadio San Nicola on Saturday for the Serie B game with hosts AS Bari.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for AS Bari v Venezia are shown on this page (inc. the best betting odds).
AS Bari prepare for this fixture coming off the back of a 3-3 Serie B stalemate versus Feralpisalò.
In that game, AS Bari had 63% possession and 15 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. For AS Bari, the scorers were Marco Nasti (7'), Giuseppe Sibilli (49'), Valerio Di Cesare (51' Own goal) and Ismail Achik (79'). Feralpisalò had 11 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. Mattia Zennaro (65') and Marco Sau (73') scored for Feralpisalò.
AS Bari have not been the best at stopping their opponents recently, but they have also found ways to score goals themselves. Over their last 6 matches, AS Bari have conceded in 5 of them while also managing to get on the scoresheet in 6 of those games.
A look at their previous results shows us that AS Bari:
- have not lost a league tie with Venezia in their last 2 matches.
- are undefeated in their last 14 home league matches. It really has been a fortress.
Venezia will come into the game following a 2-1 Serie B win to beat Catanzaro in their last fixture.
In that game, Venezia had 29% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. For Venezia, the goalscorers were Joel Pohjanpalo (25') and Dennis Johnsen (45'). At the other end, Catanzaro got 7 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Andrea Ghion (40') was the scorer for Catanzaro.
Looking at their form, and Venezia have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 6 goals in total. At the back, Venezia have not been doing too well. It will be interesting to see whether or not that trend will be continued on in this game.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head duels dating back to 05/12/2004, it’s been all-even between these two clubs with AS Bari winning 3 of those games, Venezia 3 and 0 being drawn in regulation time.
13 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 6 of them for Galletti and 7 for Arancioneroverdi. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.17.
The previous league meeting featuring the two was Serie B match day 27 on 01/03/2023 and the score finished AS Bari 1-0 Venezia.
In that game, AS Bari had 45% possession and 11 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Their only player to score was Nicola Bellomo (63').
On the other side, Venezia had 16 attempts on goal with 3 on target.
The match was refereed by Luca Massimi.
Team News: AS Bari
The AS Bari manager Pasquale Marino has no fitness concerns to speak of before this match thanks to a completely injury-free group to pick from.
It looks as if Galletti look set to go for a 3-4-1-2 system in the match, handing starts to Brenno Costa, Raffaele Pucino, Valerio Di Cesare, Francesco Vicari, Mehdi Dorval, Ilias Koutsoupias, Gennaro Acampora, Giacomo Ricci, Giuseppe Sibilli, Marco Nasti and Davide Diaw.
Team News: Venezia
Venezia boss Paolo Vanoli has some current player fitness concerns. Jay Idzes (Vein occlusion) and Michael Svoboda (Tendon irritation) can’t be considered. Bjarki Bjarkason is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
There’s a good chance that Arancioneroverdi seem likely to utilise a 4-4-2 formation, choosing Bruno Bertinato, Antonio Candela, Giorgio Altare, Marco Modolo, Marin Sverko, Dennis Johnsen, Gianluca Busio, Tanner Tessmann, M. Egill Ellertsson, Joel Pohjanpalo and Nicholas Pierini.
It’s looking like Venezia and AS Bari should both be able to score here although it’s hard to pick a clear winner.
A draw looks like a realistic possibility, but we’ll see what happens. That’s why our selection here is for a very close game with a 1-1 draw at the conclusion of the game.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio San Nicola (58,270)
Captain: Valerio Di Cesare
Chairman: Luigi De Laurentiis
Manager: Pasquale Marino
Competitions: Serie B position 10
🔑 Star Player: Davide Diaw
Mostly taking up the Striker position, Davide Diaw was born in Cividale del Friuli, Senegal. Having made his senior debut playing for Entella in the 2016 - 2017 season, the skilful Forward has accumulated 2 league goals in this Serie B 2023 - 2024 campaign so far in 9 appearances.