Early betting lines indicate Cittadella advantage hosting Virtus Entella at Stadio Pier Cesare Tombolato

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Competition: Italy Serie B
Competition: Tue 04.May
Match begins: 12:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stadio Pier Cesare Tombolato (7623 seats)

Only a win will satisfy the Cittadella supporters in this Stadio Pier Cesare Tombolato clash with Virtus Entella, having a healthy lead on the opposition in the Serie B table.

Insights:
  • Cittadella have the fewest conceded goals in the second half (11) in Serie B
  • Virtus Entella have the fewest scored goals (27) in Serie B

It's no vacation for neither Cittadella nor Virtus Entella as both were in action only a few days ago. Expect some tired legs on the pitch and/or possibly some changes to the lineups.

7-13-21 (wins/draws/losses). These are the numbers for Virtus Entella when playing away games on grass, which is not the surface they have on their own home stadium (which has artifical turf). Their goal statistics from those 41 matches are 40-60 (scored/conceded).

Virtus Entella are nearing the end of this stay in this division as relegation is now unavoidable.

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Cittadella form and stats

8-6-3 (win-draw-lost) are the Serie B numbers at home for Cittadella so far this season.

Cittadella are returning here after visiting Lecce in a Serie B game and winning with a 3-1 scoreline. Federico Proia, Marco Rosafio and Christian D'Urso scored the goal(s). Before that game, the 1-0 home victory against Chievo.

The home team are expected to win this game about three out of four times, according to the bookmaker odds. When checking the database for Cittadella home games with this odds we find two games with a similar winning chance. Resulting in one win, zero draws and one defeat. Looking at the victories, one match were won by at least two goals.

There's a new game coming up fairly quickly for Cittadella as they are travelling to their away game against Ascoli in the Serie B. That match is three days after this one.

Cittadella are certainly not overdoing their scoring at home in league matches, having created 23 goals in 17 games. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 2 of these goals has been scored in their last three home matches. From these home matches, Cittadella have conceded only 13 goals. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 1 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 home matches.

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Virtus Entella form and stats

There's been little loot from Virtus Entella's travels as they have only collected 10 points from 17 away games in the Serie B. Virtus Entella, who have the fewest scored goals (27) in Serie B, only have 1 win to counter their 9 defeats and 7 draws. The sun doesn’t shine and the birds do not sing for Virtus Entella, who have now gone 16 games without a victory. The Pisa game was their last win and it’s been a dry spell since.

The manager G. Volpe was unhappy after their last game, a Serie B match played at their home ground Stadio Comunale Chiavari. Entella suffered a 1-2 loss to Vicenza (placed 12th). Ahead of that match was the away draw versus Pescara that ended 1-1.

You'll want to know how Virtus Entella managed when outsiders such as today. Our database found two similar matches resulting in zero away wins, zero draws and two home wins.

A new game in only three days for Entella, the Serie B home match versus Chievo. Busy days.

The attacking power of Virtus Entella when travelling is not overwhelming with 11 goals scored from 17 league matches away. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 1 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. As opposed to that, Virtus Entella have seen the ball go into their own net 25 times on the road.

Head 2 Head

This is the result when the teams met earlier this season; Virtus Entella - Cittadella 1-0. H2H stats regardless of arena (last nine matches): Cittadella three wins, zero draws and Virtus Entella six victories. As for goals, five matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), four games had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

CittadellaM. Gargiulo
M. Gargiulo
8 goals
CittadellaF. Proia
F. Proia
7 goals
CittadellaR. Ogunseye
R. Ogunseye
5 goals

Cittadella missing players

Virtus Entella missing players

Cittadella Virtus Entella
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
35 17 6 Played P 5 17 35
14 8 3 Won W 0 1 4
11 6 1 Drew D 1 7 11
10 3 2 Lost L 4 9 20
46 23 5 Scored S 3 11 27
32 13 5 Conceded C 11 25 57
94% 94% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 80% 76% 86%
66% 71% 50% Over 1.5 O 1.5 60% 59% 69%
34% 35% 17% Over 2.5 O 2.5 60% 47% 46%
20% 12% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 40% 18% 17%
6% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 40% 12% 14%
43% 35% 17% BTTS BTTS 40% 47% 49%
37% 53% 50% Clean Sheets C S 20% 29% 23%
26% 18% 33% Failed to Score F T 60% 47% 43%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.9 2.6 3.5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3.2 3 2.8
3 2 0 Red cards R C 1 2 4
 
13.9 13.6 14.5 Shots (avg) S ( 6.6 8.5 9.4
4.7 5.1 5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 1.2 2.2 2.7
28% 27% 17% Goal Efficiency G E 50% 30% 29%
Key stats in Serie B this season:
  • Cittadella have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Cittadella have scored at least twice as many goals at home as Virtus Entella have scored away.
  • Cittadella have the fewest conceded goals in the second half (11) in Serie B
  • Virtus Entella have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored.
  • Virtus Entella have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Virtus Entella have the fewest points (10) away in Serie B
  • Virtus Entella have the fewest scored goals (27) in Serie B
  • Virtus Entella have the most conceded goals (57) in Serie B
  • Virtus Entella have the most conceded goals in the second half (38) in Serie B
  • Virtus Entella have the the worst goal difference (-30) in Serie B
  • Virtus Entella is in the worst form (0-2-4)

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Empoli 35 17 16 2 62 32 17 9 8 0 32 14 18 8 8 2 30 18 30 67
2 Lecce 35 16 13 6 65 42 18 6 8 4 34 26 17 10 5 2 31 16 23 61
3 Salernitana 35 16 12 7 39 33 18 10 6 2 24 13 17 6 6 5 15 20 6 60
4 Monza 35 15 13 7 47 31 17 8 6 3 26 14 18 7 7 4 21 17 16 58
5 Venezia 35 15 11 9 50 36 18 10 2 6 28 19 17 5 9 3 22 17 14 56
6 Cittadella 35 14 11 10 46 32 17 8 6 3 23 13 18 6 5 7 23 19 14 53
7 SPAL 35 12 14 9 41 40 17 7 6 4 24 18 18 5 8 5 17 22 1 50
8 Chievo 35 12 13 10 43 35 17 9 4 4 25 13 18 3 9 6 18 22 8 49
9 Reggina 35 12 12 11 38 37 17 8 3 6 18 16 18 4 9 5 20 21 1 48
10 Brescia 35 12 11 12 52 50 18 8 5 5 32 24 17 4 6 7 20 26 2 47
11 Cremonese 35 11 11 13 42 42 18 6 6 6 24 22 17 5 5 7 18 20 0 44
12 Vicenza 35 10 14 11 45 48 17 4 9 4 20 20 18 6 5 7 25 28 -3 44
13 Pisa 35 10 14 11 46 51 17 6 9 2 21 15 18 4 5 9 25 36 -5 44
14 Frosinone 35 10 13 12 32 41 18 4 8 6 15 20 17 6 5 6 17 21 -9 43
15 Pordenone 35 9 14 12 37 37 17 4 10 3 24 17 18 5 4 9 13 20 0 41
16 Ascoli 35 10 10 15 33 43 18 7 5 6 16 19 17 3 5 9 17 24 -10 40
17 Cosenza 35 6 17 12 29 38 18 3 9 6 15 17 17 3 8 6 14 21 -9 35
18 Reggiana 35 9 7 19 29 52 18 6 5 7 18 21 17 3 2 12 11 31 -23 34
19 Pescara 35 6 11 18 28 54 17 3 5 9 17 26 18 3 6 9 11 28 -26 29
20 Virtus Entella 35 4 11 20 27 57 18 3 4 11 16 32 17 1 7 9 11 25 -30 23

Read more about Serie B

Serie B is the second highest division in Italian football. It usually has 22 teams playing two fixtures against each other. The two top teams of the league table are automatically promoted, with a third following depending on standings and/or a playoff. Matches are usually played on Saturdays.