Scafati vs. Assigenco Piacenza Prediction, Tips & Odds – May 31, 2022 20:45 CET
Tomorrow at 20:45, the decisive fifth match of the quarterfinals of the playoffs for placement in Lega A awaits us, so Scafati will try to use the advantage of the home field in the duel with Assigeco Piacenza.
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Scafati finished the competition in the “Red Group” in the first place on the table, with the achieved result of twenty-five victories and only five defeats, with 2460 achieved and 2088 received points. During the regular part of the competition, they showed quite solid defensive qualities, considering the average of 69.6 points received per match. At home, they were without a mistake, considering that they managed to achieve all fifteen victories, with only 983 points received, or only 65.5 points on average per game. In the eighth-finals of the playoffs, they eliminated Monferrato with 3: 0 (76:51, 77:55 and 88:64) and thus clearly showed that their ambitions are the highest possible. He was expected to jump the hurdle in the quarterfinals without too much trouble, but the Piacenza team put up an unexpectedly strong resistance. Scafati managed to triumph in both matches played at home, but then suffered two defeats away. Both away matches were played at a slightly faster pace, which did not suit the Scafati team, and the opponent managed to use it in the right way.
The visiting team secured a place in the playoffs thanks to somewhat more successful results in the second part of the season, and the performance of seventeen wins and thirteen defeats was enough for fourth place in the “Green Group” table. In those thirty matches, the Piacenza team scored 2361 and received 2275 points, and with an average of 154.5 points per game, it is one of the most efficient teams in the second-highest rank of Italian basketball. Piacenza recorded six wins and nine defeats in fifteen away games, so playing on the away field is definitely not their “strong side”, and that can be a big problem in the decisive match for the semifinals. In the quarterfinals, they were more successful than Ferrara with 3: 1 (94:71, 96:81 and 81:77, defeat 70:72), and in those four games we could see that they liked the “run and gun” rhythm, and the only defeat they suffered was in a match that was played with slower intensity. In the first two matches of the quarterfinals, they suffered two defeats away, but with two victories at home, they managed to equalize the result in this series, and in tomorrow’s game they will still be under pressure, because this season they are not doing very well on the away fields.
28.05.22 A2 Assigeco Piacenza – Scafati 98:90
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21.05.22 A2 Scafati – Assigeco Piacenza 79:69
06.01.16 A2 Scafati – Assigeco Piacenza 83:71
04.10.15 A2 Assigeco Piacenza – Scafati 68:77
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Scafati vs. Assigenco Piacenza Prediction
Both teams managed to use the advantage of the home field in this series, and the Scafati team will have a significant advantage in tomorrow’s match, considering that they will play the decisive match for the playoffs in front of their fans. Scafati is a team that likes a slower pace, while Piacenza is recognizable by its “run and gun” style of play, and we expect a very uncertain and tense game with a large number of interruptions, which could still suit the visiting team. The bookmakers gave an advantage of 8.5 points to the home team, and we believe that it is still too much considering the importance of the match. We expect a great fight, and the winner of tomorrow’s match could easily be decided by “one ball”.
Date and time: 31.05.2022 20:45 CET
Prediction: Super Handicap Assigeco Piacenza +8.5 ( 9 and 10 refund )