Football Bet of the Day: No drama backing Reggiana

We’re dropping into Italy’s Serie C tonight, and Kev’s backing one of the title contenders to pick up an exciting win.

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Reggiana v Virtus Entella
Thursday 14 April, 20:00

There was bedlam in Bulgaria last night, as our boys Ludogorets took an early lead against Levski Sofia, but somehow contrived to lose 3-2, conceding the winning goal in the tenth minute of stoppage time. Facepalm emoji, and we move on.

We’ll head to Italy now, and title-chasing Reggiana are up against Virtus Entella in Serie C, the third tier of league football.

With two rounds of matches left, Reggiana are four points behind leaders Modena, so they could still hunt them down for the final automatic promotion spot. They are 17 points ahead of third-placed Cesena, but none of that will matter if they fail to take top spot, as they’ll have to take part in a playoff tournament.

Reggiana’s home form has been excellent. They have won nine of their last ten league matches at their MAPEI Stadium, including the last five. In eight of those nine victories, they have scored at least two goals.

Virtus Entella, who once counted Napoli boss Luciano Spalletti among their players, have nothing to play for here apart from sharpness ahead of the playoffs. They are guaranteed a playoff spot, but their away form is a concern ahead of this match. Entella have lost four of their last five away games, and they have won just seven of their last 25 on the road.

Reggiana are 1.625/8 to win this, but we can use the Sportsbook’s Bet Builder to boost that price to evens if we chuck in an Over 1.5 Goals bet. 15 of Reggiana’s last 20 home games in the league have featured at least two goals.

Source: BetFair Tips


Author: Julie Holland