The Serie B game at Arena Garibaldi-Romeo Anconetani on Saturday sees home side Pisa welcome Vicenza.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Pisa v Vicenza are shown below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Pisa prepare for this match following a 1-1 Serie B stalemate versus Empoli.
In that game, Pisa had 40% possession and 16 shots at goal with 5 on target. The scorer for Pisa was Samuele Birindelli (35'). At the other end, Empoli got 19 shots at goal with 3 on target. Szymon Żurkowski (76') scored for Empoli.
In their past 6 fixtures, Luca D'Angelo's Pisa have hit the target 7 times giving them an average number of goals scored per match equal to 1.17.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Pisa:
- haven't beaten Vicenza in their previous 6 league matches.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 9 home league matches. Visiting teams have certainly not had an easy time of it here.
- are without a win at home for the past 3 matches in the league.
In their last fixture, Vicenza drew 2-2 in the Serie B match with SPAL.
In that game, Vicenza had 44% possession and 15 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. For Vicenza, goals were scored by Nicola Pasini (70') and Riccardo Meggiorini (75'). SPAL had 11 shots at goal with 6 on target. Alberto Paloschi (28') and Mattia Valoti (42') scored for SPAL.
The stats tell the story, and Vicenza have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, conceding 8 goals in all. Defensively, Biancorossi can certainly do much better.
Coming into this contest, Vicenza haven't been defeated in their previous 2 away league matches.
Head to head
A review of their most recent head-to-head meetings going back to 05/04/2008 tells us that Pisa have won 0 of these games and Vicenza 3, with the number of drawn matches being 3.
In all, 16 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 6 for Nerazzurri and 10 created by Biancorossi. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.67.
The previous league contest featuring these sides was Serie B match day 6 on 31/10/2020 when the final score was Vicenza 4-4 Pisa.
In that match, Vicenza had 56% possession and 22 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. The goalscorers were Gabriele Gori (9'), Riccardo Meggiorini (42'), Daniel Cappelletti (56') and Jacopo Da Riva (74').
On the other side, Pisa had 9 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Michele Marconi (19'), Luca Vido (26') and Robert Gucher (63', 73') scored.
The match was refereed by Lorenzo Maggioni.
Team News: Pisa
Giuseppe Sibilli (Torn Muscle) and Gaetano Masucci (Knee Surgery) won’t be able to feature for Pisa gaffer Luca D'Angelo.
Team News: Vicenza
Vicenza boss Domenico Di Carlo has a number of players out of action. Jacopo Da Riva (Knee Problems), Lamin Jallow (Unknown Injury) and Mario Ierardi (Herniated Disc) will miss out on this game.
We’re of the view that Vicenza might well have a job on their hands to hit the back of the net against this Pisa lineup who should score at least once to put them ahead.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a hard-fought 1-0 winning margin for Pisa when the full-time whistle blows.
Looking forward to this.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Arena Garibaldi-Romeo Anconetani (10,000)
Captain: Alessandro De Vitis
Chairman: Giuseppe Corado
Manager: Luca D'Angelo
Competitions: Serie B position 11
🔑 Star Player: Michele Marconi
Mostly taking to the field in the Striker position, Michele Marconi was born in Follonica, Italy. Having made a first senior appearance for Atalanta in the 2007 - 2008 season, the accomplished Forward has struck 7 league goals in the Serie B 2020 - 2021 campaign so far coming from a total of 23 appearances.