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Venezia will do battle with visiting club Cosenza at Stadio Pier Luigi Penzo in the Serie B match on Sunday.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Venezia v Cosenza can be seen below - plus the latest betting odds.
Venezia head into this fixture coming off the back of a 1-1 Serie B draw against SPAL.
In that match, Venezia managed 48% possession and 9 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. The only player to score for Venezia was Pietro Ceccaroni (45'). At the other end, SPAL had 8 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. Federico Di Francesco (43') was the scorer for SPAL.
It’s been all too rare in recent games where Venezia have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. In fact, Arancioneroverdi have been scored against in 6 of their previous 6 games, shipping 9 goals on the way. We will just have to see whether or not that trend can be sustained into this next match.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Venezia:
- have not been beaten in the league by Cosenza in their last 4 matches.
- have not registered a win against Cosenza in their last 6 league matches.
- haven’t won at home in the past 3 league games.
Following on from being beaten in their last game against Cremonese in Serie B competition, Cosenza and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that game, Cosenza managed 51% possession and 11 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. For their opponents, Cremonese had 19 shots at goal with 8 on target. Luca Strizzolo (41') was the scorer for Cremonese.
The stats don’t lie, and Cosenza have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 6 goals overall. Defensively, Bruzi can certainly do much better.
A look at their previous results shows us that Cosenza:
- haven't been defeated in their previous 2 away league matches.
- are without a win away from home in their last 5 league matches.
Head to head
A glance at their prior head-to-head clashes dating back to 26/04/2003 shows that Venezia have won 0 of them & Cosenza 2, with the number of drawn games standing at 4.
A total of 9 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 3 from Arancioneroverdi and 6 being from Bruzi. That is an average goals per game value of 1.5.
The last league fixture between these sides was Serie B match day 14 on 22/12/2020 when it finished Cosenza 0-0 Venezia.
That time, Cosenza had 44% possession and 11 shots on goal with 4 of them on target.
For their opponents, Venezia had 16 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target.
The referee was Francesco Meraviglia.
Team News: Venezia
Antonio Junior Vacca (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Luca Lezzerini (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will not be taking part for Venezia manager Paolo Zanetti. Marco Modolo is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
Team News: Cosenza
Cosenza boss Roberto Occhiuzzi has multiple availability issues to deal with. Luca Bittante (Cruciate Ligament Injury) and Abou Ba (Overstretching) are not ready for selection.
Our thinking is that Venezia will likely get a couple of goals in this one when they face Cosenza, who might well find it a difficult task scoring.
Accordingly, we see a comfortable 2-0 victory for Venezia come full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Pier Luigi Penzo (7,389)
Captain: Marco Modolo
Chairman: Duncan Niederauer
Manager: Paolo Zanetti
Competitions: Serie B position 5
⭐ Key Player: Mattia Aramu
Usually played in the Striker position, Mattia Aramu was born in Ciriè, Italy. Having played his first senior match for Trapani in the 2014 - 2015 season, the accomplished Forward has managed to score 9 league goals in this Serie B 2020 - 2021 season to date coming from a total of 29 appearances.