Ternana - Brescia predictions and free betting tips [21/10/2023]
The Libero Liberati stadium will witness a quite intriguing tussle between teams who began the season at different times. Brescia, due to known reasons, started later than Ternana, but even after playing 3 games fewer, the 'swallows' are flying high, while the team from Umbria is currently stuck in the outsider zone.
Christian Lucarelli was close to getting sacked, but his proteges won the main match against Reggiana at home and managed to maintain status quo. Subsequently, they had an away draw with Cittadella, which was also important in the context of Ternana's current position in the table.
Reflecting on Lucarelli's team victory over Reggiana, it's worth mentioning that this victory came from Diakite and Luperini, who jointly managed 4 effective actions. Ternana certainly has a decent selection of players and it seems that they should not be languishing in the group of outsiders, but unfortunately, that's where Lucarelli's team is currently at. Ternana must improve because a mere four points from their last two games won't suffice. No one enlarged the vote of confidence for the main coach from the Umbria team, so until there is an upturn, it's not certain that Ternana's management won't decide to replace the coach.
It's vital for Ternana not to lose against Brescia, as they already have few home wins, and they need to climb out of their predicament, but only a series of good games can remedy this. I believe Ternana will make no secret of their intent to claim the 3 home points, and therefore we should expect an intense offensive game from Lucarelli's disciples.
The "swallows", who could have been in Serie C last season, are highly motivated, but thanks to their management, they are playing again in division 'B'. Team coach Daniele Gastaldello's current championship is proceeding without defeats (2 wins - 4 draws). In the previous two rounds, Brescia's forward Gabriele Moncini brought in 1 point each, finding the net in the closing stages of each game. In short, while the "swallows" find it somewhat difficult to garner points, they still deserve credit.
Gastaldello tries to teach his players to skillfully control the ball, creating positional attacks, nonetheless not always does Brescia control the game's course; there are instances where acting in secondary roles becomes necessary. With Venezia, for instance, we noticed that Brescia played a more closed game, right from the depth, yet creating their goal chances. Apart from Moncini, there are others who can find and realise their moments. All of them have been contributing gradually, for example Flavio Bianki, from whom Gastaldello expects more, or forward Borrelli, who periodically makes it into the start list.
Against Ternana, Brescia will play a mode of football predetermined by the coaching staff. No improvisation in the midfield will be allowed, a precise number 1 game is required to immediately spell out the wish to pull the initiative towards their side. They also need to play correctly in defence, otherwise Ternana will find a chance to score their goal in this match.
Prediction for the match: Ternana - Brescia
I'll stake on a Total Over 1 in the first half. Brescia admittedly performs poorly before the interval, but then picks up pace. I reckon Ternana will be capable of raising their game early on, plus the visitors can't be underestimated, so we'll definitely see at least one goal scored in this match by half-time.