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Cittadella face off with visiting opponents Reggina at Stadio Piercesare Tombolato in the Serie B match on Monday.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Cittadella v Reggina, scroll down - as well as the best betting odds.
Cittadella will be looking to improve on their last outing here following the 1-0 Serie B loss in their previous game against Vicenza.
In that game, Cittadella had 61% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Vicenza got 11 shots on goal with 6 on target. Andrea Nalini (20') scored for Vicenza.
Cittadella have been quite ineffective in attack in recent times. Their ‘goals for’ figure equals just 3 vs opponents over the course of their previous 6 matches. In those games, Granata have also seen the number of goals scored against them total 4.
Analysis of their past results shows that Cittadella:
- have not been beaten in the league by Reggina in their previous 3 games.
- are undefeated in their last 2 league matches at home.
Reggina will come into the encounter following a 0-2 Serie B win to beat Venezia in their most recent outing.
In that game, Reggina had 41% possession and 5 attempts at goal with 2 on target. For Reggina, the goals were scored by Gianluca Di Chiara (52') and Mario Šitum (67'). At the other end, Venezia had 12 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target.
In 5 of the prior 6 games featuring Reggina, a comparatively low number of goals have been hit between them and their opposition. The overall average goals scored per game during that period is a mere 1.5, with the average goals for Gli Amaranto equalling 0.67. With no two games being the same, we’ll just have to find out whether the trend will be replicated in this upcoming game.
Heading into this contest, Reggina haven't been beaten by Cittadella in games played away from home for the previous 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
A glance at their prior head to head clashes going back to 12/05/2012 shows that Cittadella have won 3 of them & Reggina 1, with the number of drawn games standing at 2.
An aggregate of 15 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 9 for Granata and 6 coming from Gli Amaranto. That is an average goals per game value of 2.5.
The last league match featuring these sides was Serie B match day 13 on 19/12/2020 and the score finished Reggina 1-3 Cittadella.
In that game, Reggina managed 49% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The scorer was Daniele Liotti (21').
For their opponents, Cittadella had 12 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Frank Tsadjout (40'), Federico Proia (53') and Simone Branca (70') scored.
The match was refereed by Luca Massimi.
Team News: Cittadella
Domenico Frare (Unknown Injury), Tommaso Cassandro (Unknown Injury) and Enrico Baldini (Muscle Fatigue) are not available for Cittadella manager Roberto Venturato.
Team News: Reggina
Owing to a completely injury-free group available for selection, Reggina boss Marco Baroni has no fitness worries to speak of coming into this match.
We feel that over the course of the game, Reggina will really need to work well to score against this Cittadella outfit who we reckon should score at least once to gain the upper hand.
Therefore, we predict a very competitive game with a 1-0 advantage for Cittadella at the end of the 90 minutes.
It should be a good one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Piercesare Tombolato (7,623)
Captain: Manuel Iori
Chairman: Andrea Gabrielli
Manager: Roberto Venturato
Competitions: Serie B position 7
🔑 Star Player: Mario Gargiulo
Regularly taking to the field in the Centre Midfield position, Mario Gargiulo was born in Naples, Italy. After having made a senior debut playing for Brescia in the 2014 - 2015 season, the skilful Midfielder has hit 7 league goals in this Serie B 2020 - 2021 season so far coming from a total of 30 appearances.