Monza journey to Stadio San Vito-Gigi Marulla on Friday for the Serie B meeting with home team Cosenza.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Cosenza v Monza can be found here including the latest game odds.
Cosenza will be hoping to return to winning ways here following a 4-0 Serie B defeat in their last game at the hands of Empoli.
In that game, Cosenza had 47% possession and 6 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target. For their opponents, Empoli got 15 shots on goal with 7 on target. Leonardo Mancuso (31'), Andrea La Mantia (39', 61') and Nedim Bajrami (64') scored for Empoli.
Three or more goals per game were recorded in 5 of the past 6 fixtures where Cosenza have taken part. Their opponents scored 12 times in these games while Bruzi managed a tally of 5. That kind of trend isn’t assured to be carried forward into this match, however.
Monza come into this game after a 1-0 Serie B win to defeat Lecce in their most recent match.
In that match, Monza managed 51% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 2 on target. The scorer for Monza was Andrea Barberis (41'). On the other side, Lecce got 17 shots at goal with 3 on target.
The numbers tell their own story, and Monza have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing their opponents hit 5 goals in total. At the back, Brianzoli have some weaknesses to address.
Head to head
The last league fixture between these sides was Serie B match day 18 on 16/01/2021 and the score finished Monza 2-2 Cosenza.
On that day, Monza managed 59% possession and 19 shots at goal with 5 on target. Goals were scored by Antonino Barillà (8'), Christian Gytkjær (26') and Gabriel Paletta (40' Own goal).
Cosenza got 11 shots at goal with 3 on target. Luca Tremolada (67') was the scorer.
The referee was Gianluca Aureliano.
Team News: Cosenza
It doesn’t get much better regarding selection, with just a single fitness concern for the Cosenza gaffer Roberto Occhiuzzi to be concerned with due to a largely intact squad. Luca Bittante (Cruciate Ligament Injury) is sidelined.
Team News: Monza
Monza boss Cristian Brocchi has to choose a team with limited availability. Christian Gytkjaer (Medial Collateral Ligament Injury) and Eugenio Lamanna (Cruciate Ligament Injury) miss out here.
We’re thinking that Cosenza will really need to work well to put one past this Monza outfit who we reckon should manage to get a goal of their own in a winning performance.
Our tip is therefore for a very competitive encounter with a 0-1 winning margin for Monza at the end of the 90 minutes.
Will be interesting to see how this one goes.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio San Vito-Gigi Marulla (24,209)
Captain: Angelo Corsi
Chairman: Eugenio Guarascio
Manager: Roberto Occhiuzzi
Competitions: Serie B position 17
🔑 Key Player: Ettore Gliozzi
Usually playing in the Striker position, Ettore Gliozzi was born in Italy. Having made his senior debut playing for Sassuolo in the 2013 - 2014 season, the accomplished Forward has bagged 7 league goals in this Serie B 2020 - 2021 season to date in 28 appearances.