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Benevento make the trip to Stadio Oreste Granillo on Sunday for the Serie B showdown with hosts Reggina.
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Reggina will be looking for a repeat result of the 1-2 Serie B triumph vs Venezia.
In that game, Reggina had 59% possession and 21 attempts at goal with 5 on target. For Reggina, the goals were scored by Luigi Canotto (55') and Hernani (76'). For their opponents, Venezia got 14 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Joel Pohjanpalo (10') scored for Venezia.
It has been seldom in recent times where Reggina have kept a clean sheet. In fact, Reggina have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 8 goals in the process. Despite that, it remains to be seen if such a trend might be sustained here in this match.
Benevento come into this match following on from a 1-2 Serie B win versus SPAL in their most recent game.
In that game, Benevento had 61% possession and 21 shots at goal with 5 on target. For Benevento, the goalscorers were Riccardo Capellini (74') and Antonino La Gumina (77'). At the other end, SPAL had 6 shots on goal with 2 on target. Salvatore Esposito (10') was the scorer for SPAL.
Benevento have been good when going forward of late, having scored 7 goals in their last 6 matches. While their manager Fabio Cannavaro will no doubt take that as a positive sign, Benevento have had their own issues at the back, also conceding in 5 of those same matches.
Head to head
The last league encounter featuring these clubs was Serie B match day 33 on 05/04/2022 when it finished Reggina 0-3 Benevento.
In that game, Reggina had 45% possession and 9 shots on goal with 5 of them on target.
On the other side, Benevento had 14 attempts on goal with 8 on target. Roberto Insigne (21'), Francesco Forte (79') and Gabriele Moncini (96') scored.
The match was refereed by Andrea Colombo.
Team News: Reggina
There’s just the sole fitness concern for the Reggina gaffer Filippo Inzaghi to contend with from of an almost fully healthy group of players. Andrey Galabinov (Achilles tendon problems) is sidelined.
In our view, Gli Amaranto could employ a 4-3-3 system, beginning the first half with Federico Ravaglia, Niccolo Pierozzi, Michele Camporese, Riccardo Gagliolo, Gianluca Di Chiara, Giovanni Fabbian, Zan Majer, Hernani, Luigi Canotto, Jeremy Menez and Emanuele Cicerelli.
Team News: Benevento
From a largely full-strength group of players, there’s only the lone fitness problem for the Benevento manager Fabio Cannavaro to be concerned about. Gennaro Acampora (Unknown Injury) misses out for this game. Kamil Glik is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
We believe Benevento appear most likely to play in a 5-3-2 formation, settling for Alberto Paleari, Maxime Leverbe, Christian Pastina, Riccardo Capellini, Gaetano Letizia, Daam Foulon, Riccardo Improta, P. Schiattarella, Nermin Karic, Antonino La Gumina and Diego Farias.
We’re thinking that Benevento could find themselves up against it to see themselves scoring against this Reggina side who we think will likely score at least once to gain the upper hand.
We’re therefore expecting a 1-0 winning margin for Reggina when the full-time whistle blows.
We’re expecting it to be that close.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Oreste Granillo (27,543)
Captain: Giuseppe Loiacono
Chairman: Marcello Cardona
Manager: Filippo Inzaghi
Competitions: Serie B position 2
⭐ Key Player: Luigi Canotto
Mostly played in the Right Attacking Midfielder position, Luigi Canotto was born in Rossano Calabro, Italy. After making a first senior appearance for Trapani in the 2016 - 2017 season, the gifted Midfielder has accumulated 3 league goals in the Serie B 2022 - 2023 season so far in 13 appearances.