Hello everyone! Today will see half of the 11th round of the Italian SuperLega Volleyball take place. Of course, I've picked some intriguing matches for you to bet on. Let's start with a battle between two leading groups - Modena will play against Piacenza at the "Pala Panini". The latter team is slightly above its principal rival in the Emilia-Romagna region.
This season, Francesco Petrella's team missed out on the European cups, hence they can freely focus on the SuperLega. Basically, Modena isn't facing any issues in the championship, especially as the club has stringed together a series of 4 wins, which includes a sensational triumph against Trentino by a score of (3:1).
Modena has a suitable lineup for accomplishing its primary goal, precisely to reach the playoffs. However, there would be difficulties later as Francesco Petrella’s wards often look lacking against bigger teams. The victory over Trentino slightly eases this concern, as everything boils down exclusively to clashes with competitors, and this includes the match against Piacenza.
Osmany Juantorena of Modena maintains a high utility factor, with an efficient performance by Tomazzo Rinaldi. Albeit, he has only been noticeable in the last two matches, particularly against Trentino with whom Vlad Davyskiba did a good job in his position, scoring as many points as Rinaldi in a demanding match for the entire Modena team.
Modena may not have an upper hand over Piacenza; yet at this stage of the season, they are in exceptional form. Hence, deeming the visitors as favourites in this match is perhaps misjudged.
Piacenza is facing various challenges this season, but there are virtually no complaints about the performances of the volleyball players or coach Andrea Anastasi. Unlike Modena, Piacenza participates in the Champions League, which requires a substantial commitment. The Italians currently are topping their European cup group, however, the situation is complex, thus the volleyball players wouldn't have the chance to relax under Anastasi's guidance.
In the championship, Piacenza is third, lagging behind its rivals both in head-to-head battles and on the long run. At times, they have lost to more modest competitors from the leading group under Andrea Anastasi's guidance. The team from Emilia-Romagna has a decent lineup to compete in two competitions concurrently. Santos De Souza Ricardo Lucarelli continues to be productive in attack while Robertlandy Simon remains excellent on the central block.
Piacenza probably lacks additional resources because, even though the collection of volleyball players is good, it's not enough for higher goals. The match against Modena will likely be an even contest, but Francesco Petrella's team is currently in stride and can easily carve out a victory over Piacenza on their home ground.
I will not take a spread of points on Modena; instead, I will try to bet on its win. Both teams will have enough spirit, but I believe that ample preparation time and absolute attention directed towards the championship will serve as significant advantages for Modena in this particular match.