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Cittadella will be visiting Stadio Comunale di Chiavari on Friday for the Serie B showdown with home side Entella.
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Entella prepare for this fixture following a 0-0 Serie B drawn match vs Spezia.
In that game, Entella managed 35% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 1 on target. For their opponents, Spezia got 11 shots on goal with 3 of them on target.
It has been all too rare in recent times that Entella have shown defensive steel. It will be a concern for them that Entella have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 matches, letting in 7 goals along the way. Such a trend won’t necessarily be continued here, of course.
Heading into this contest, Entella have not won at home in their last 3 league games.
Cittadella will go into the match after a 1-0 Serie B win in the defeat of Venezia in their last fixture.
In that match, Cittadella had 55% possession and 19 attempts at goal with 4 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Cittadella was Federico Proia (93'). On the other side, Venezia had 8 attempts on goal with 1 on target.
Showing their appetite for productive matches, the back of the net has been hit 20 times in the prior 6 games in which Cittadella have taken to the pitch, making it a mean average of 3.33 goals per clash. Opposition teams have managed 15 of this grand total.
Coming into this fixture, Cittadella are without an away win for the past 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
A glance at their prior head-to-head meetings dating back to 09/03/2015 shows us that Entella have won 4 of these games & Cittadella 2, with the tally of draws standing at 0.
A sum of 17 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 11 from Entella and 6 for Granata. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.83.
The last league encounter between these sides was Serie B match day 19 on 29/12/2019 which ended up with the score at Cittadella 1-3 Entella.
In that game, Cittadella managed 66% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 2 on target. The scorers were Domenico Frare (12' Own goal) and Federico Proia (84').
For their opponents, Entella got 8 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Marco Chiosa (67') and Manuel De Luca (90') scored.
The match was refereed by Alessandro Prontera.
Team News: Entella
Entella manager Roberto Boscaglia will be thankful to have no fitness concerns at all coming into this game with a completely healthy group available for selection. Salvatore Caturano will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Team News: Cittadella
With a completely healthy squad available to select from, Cittadella manager Roberto Venturato has no fitness worries to report before this clash.
Our thinking is that Entella are dangerous enough to find the back of the net against this Cittadella outfit, but a single goal is unlikely to be enough to prevent defeat.
We are therefore anticipating a tight encounter finishing with a 1-2 victory for Cittadella at full-time. There looks to be little in this one.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Comunale di Chiavari (5,535)
Captain: Luca Nizzetto
Chairman: Antonio Gozzi
Manager: Roberto Boscaglia
Competitions: Serie B position 12
⭐ Key Player: Giuseppe De Luca
Usually used in the Striker position, Giuseppe De Luca was born in San Nicola, Italy. Having made a first senior appearance for Varese in the 2010 - 2011 season, the dangerous Forward has contributed 10 league goals in the Serie B 2019 - 2020 campaign to date coming from a total of 33 appearances.