Tuesday, May 15, 2007


Juventus have skipped clear at the top of the table and Napoli and Genoa are fighting for the remaining automatic place. They are the next two biggest clubs in "B" and both would grace the elite division, neither wants to go through the lottery of the play-off system.

However, there is a rule, which many people have missed ... Serie B rules grant direct promotion to first- and second-placed teams, a third berth being available to the winner of a play-off among the four runner-up sides. A third-placed side, however, can secure direct promotion by leading the fourth-placed by at least 10 points.

Following the weekend results, Genoa are now 11 points ahead of Mantova in 4th spot, Napoli could increase their advantage to 10 points with a win this evening. What an incentive !

Both sides are missing a couple of players, but Del Nero and Moreco for the hosts, may be the more sorely missed.

Brescia are 5 points adrift of the final play-off spot, with 4 rounds to play after today and facing a very difficult trip to Bologna, at the weekend. Therefore, the draw has only limited value for them, which is something of a bonus for our selection.

With Napoli in an identical position and only Juve claiming more away wins, we should have two teams looking for maximum points. I favour the visitors, it will not be easy, but they have the greater motivation and look ready for the return to the big time.

4 points Napoli to win 2.90 Unibet and the exchanges ( 2.80 +). won 1-0 + 7.6 pts

Good Luck.

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