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Reggiana will be facing visiting team Cremonese at Mapei Stadium-Città del Tricolore in this Serie B fixture on Saturday.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Reggiana v Cremonese can be seen below - as well as the best betting odds.
Reggiana head into this fixture after a 0-0 Serie B draw vs Parma.
In that match, Reggiana had 40% possession and 8 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. On the other side, Parma got 18 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target.
It has been seldom in recent times that Reggiana have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The reality is that Reggiana have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, giving up 9 goals during that time.
Their previous form shows that Reggiana:
- have not registered a win against Cremonese in their previous 5 league matches.
- have not won at home in their last 2 league matches.
In their last fixture, Cremonese drew 1-1 in the Serie B match with Sampdoria.
In that match, Cremonese managed 42% possession and 19 shots on goal with 11 on target. The scorer for Cremonese was Charles Pickel (27'). For their opponents, Sampdoria had 9 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Estanis (60') was the scorer for Sampdoria.
A succession of resolute performances from the Cremonese defensive unit has seen their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 3 from their past 6 clashes combined. Over that same time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves is 7. Despite that, we will just have to wait and see whether that trend might continue on in this next match.
Heading into this fixture, Cremonese have not lost to Reggiana in away games against them for the last 2 league matches.
Head to head
A review of their prior head to head meetings stretching back to 07/12/2008 shows us that Reggiana have won 1 of these games and Cremonese 4, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 1.
16 goals were scored between them in this period, with 5 for I Granata and 11 netted by Grigiorossi. That’s an average goals per game of 2.67.
The last league contest featuring these sides was Serie B match day 28 on 13/03/2021 when the final score was Cremonese 3-0 Reggiana.
In that game, Cremonese had 59% possession and 21 shots on goal with 9 on target. Goals were scored by Luca Strizzolo (24'), Luca Valzania (49') and Lorenzo Colombo (72').
Reggiana had 12 attempts on goal with 3 on target.
The match was refereed by Federico Dionisi.
Team News: Reggiana
Filippo Melegoni (Thigh Problems), Domen Crnigoj (Unknown Injury) and Luca Vido (Knee Injury) aren’t available for Reggiana boss Alessandro Nesta.
In all likelihood, I Granata should line up in a 4-3-1-2 formation for this game, beginning the first half with Francesco Bardi, Lorenzo Libutti, Paolo Rozzio, Filippo Romagna, Mario Sampirisi, Antonio Vergara, Elvis Kabashi, Alessandro Bianco, Manolo Portanova, Stefano Pettinari and Eric Lanini.
Team News: Cremonese
Owing to an otherwise available group of players, there is just a single fitness worry for the Cremonese boss Davide Ballardini to be concerned with. Luca Valzania (Cruciate Ligament Injury) won’t be playing here.
We reckon that Grigiorossi seem likely to elect for a 4-2-3-1 system, choosing Mouhamadou Sarr, Matteo Bianchetti, Giacomo Quagliata, Luka Lochoshvili, Leonardo Sernicola, Michele Collocolo, C. Monginda Pickel, Massimo Coda, Andrea Bertolacci, Cristian Buonaiuto and Franco Vazquez.
Our feeling is that Reggiana will need to push hard to breach the defence of this Cremonese side who will likely win and very possibly keep a clean sheet.
We’re therefore anticipating a highly competitive game with a 0-1 winning score for Cremonese at the end of this game.
Looking forward to watching this one unfold.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Mapei Stadium-Città del Tricolore (21,525)
Captain: Paolo Rozzio
Chairman: Carmelo Salerno
Manager: Alessandro Nesta
Competitions: Serie B position 16, Coppa Italia (2nd Round)