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Cittadella arrive at Stadio Renato Curi on Saturday for the Serie B showdown with home side Perugia.
All Perugia v Cittadella match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below including the latest game odds.
Perugia fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being the 2-0 Serie B success against Crotone.
In that game, Perugia managed 42% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 3 on target. For Perugia, the goals were scored by Francesco Lisi (36') and Ryder Matos (86'). For their opponents, Crotone had 15 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target.
Massimiliano Alvini's Perugia have seen rewards for their attempts on goal 6 times over their preceding six outings. The comparative tally of goals that they have conceded in those same fixtures is 7.
Heading into this fixture, Perugia haven't beaten Cittadella in their last 7 league games.
Previously, Cittadella drew 1-1 in the Serie B tie with Ternana.
In that game, Cittadella managed 49% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 4 on target. The only player to score for Cittadella was Alessio Vita (23'). Ternana got 14 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. Anthony Partipilo (69') scored for Ternana.
For 5 of the previous 6 games featuring Cittadella, a comparatively low number of goals have been struck between them and their opponents. The overall average number of goals per game in that spell comes to just 1.5, with the number of goals averaged by Granata equalling 0.83. Such a trend might not be sustained into this next game, however.
Taking a look at their past results, Cittadella:
- are undefeated by Perugia in games played away from home for the previous 3 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their last 2 away league matches.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head to head meetings stretching back to 11/09/2017 tells us that Perugia have won 0 of them & Cittadella 3, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 3.
14 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 4 of them for Perugia and 10 for Granata. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.33.
The previous league clash between the two was Serie B match day 31 on 29/06/2020 when it ended Cittadella 2-0 Perugia.
In that match, Cittadella managed 40% possession and 11 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Davide Diaw (40', 56').
Perugia got 11 shots on goal with 3 on target.
The referee was Lorenzo Illuzzi.
Team News: Perugia
The Perugia boss Massimiliano Alvini has zero fitness worries at all coming into this match thanks to a fully injury-free squad available for selection.
Team News: Cittadella
Owing to a completely injury-free squad available to select from, the Cittadella boss Edoardo Gorini has no fitness concerns to report before this match.
We’re inclined to think that Cittadella will really need to work well to breach the defence of this Perugia team who we think should manage to score & go ahead.
That’s why our selection here is for a highly competitive game with a 1-0 advantage for Perugia at the end of the 90.
There should be little in it.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Renato Curi (23,625)
Captain: Gabriele Angella
Chairman: Massimiliano Santopadre
Manager: Massimiliano Alvini
Competitions: Serie B position 9
⭐ Key Player: Manuel De Luca
Typically used in the Striker position, Manuel De Luca was born in Bolzano, Italy. Having made his senior debut playing for Entella in the 2019 - 2020 season, the talented Forward has accumulated 4 league goals in the Serie B 2021 - 2022 campaign so far coming from a total of 9 appearances.