AS BARI - VICENZA
Two clubs with ambitions of returning to returning to Serie B, but the home side seem the stronger and are in excellent shape to launch a big push in the next month or two. There is a heavy Juventus influence at the club, with coach Antonio Conte a few of his staff having learnt their trade at the Turin giant. They have been drawing the biggest crowds in the division to the San Nicola Stadium this season, have spent wisely in the transfer window and are unbeaten in seven, winning six. Their only draw in the sequence came last time out at Brescia, when they dominated for 75% of the game, yet were unable to find a winner.
Vicenza have not scored in their last three away starts and have a terrible record against the home side, not winning in ten visits here and only once in seven at their own stadium, losing three of the last four, including the reverse meeting earlier this season.
Bari can go back to the top of the table, at least for 24 hours and will be targeting those points, with 3 of their next 4 away, including a trip to current leaders Livorno next week. It might take them some time to find a winner, but I expect it to come and Bari to book a return to the top flight this season.
6 points Bari -1/2 ball 1.90 general quote.