Cremonese favourites for feisty fight facing Como

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Competition: Italy Serie B
Competition: Sun 26.December
Match begins: 14:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stadio Giovanni Zini (20034 seats)

The host team, Cremonese, should be the favourites in this match, but Como have shown both capability and spirit. Read more about the fixture!

Insights:
  • All of Cremonese's home-matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • Como have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.

We should expect both teams to be fresh and ready for this match, as there is some time since both teams last played. Let's have a look at how the teams are doing!

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Cremonese form and stats

Cremonese have collected 16 points from their Serie B home games so far after 4-4-1.

It's back home for Cremonese, who return with a good feeling about themselves after beating Ascoli away with the result 4-1. Carmine, Valeri, Buonaiuto and Vido found the net in that victory. Defender Valeri got the top score of the team in the match with a rating of 7.45/10. Valeri scored one goal, hit two key passes and won 2 of 7 duels.

Previous to that game, a home match hosting Crotone in a game that was won 3-2.

The home team are moderate favourites in this game. How does Cremonese handle that role? We have found 20 games in our database similar to this one, based on the home odds. The stats for these games are eight wins, six draws and six defeats.

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

The Cremonese fans have had their share of opportunities to cheer home goals this season, having seen 14 goals in 9 league matches. Cremonese's goalkeeper has had to pick the ball out of their own net 9 times. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Como form and stats

3 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses. That’s the product of Como playing as the away team in the Serie B this season.

Como played 1-1 against Reggina in their previous match. Arrigoni got a match rating of 8.23 in that game, top player of the team. Arrigoni hit seven key passes and had 35 successful passes (of 42 total).

Preceding that game was the away victory against Vicenza with the score of 1-0.

Como are the outsiders in this one, but not by much. Their performance in similar games (being the away team and moderate outsiders) is three wins, four draws and three defeats. From a total of ten matches.

A quick return to home after this game, as Como are hosting Crotone in the Serie B only three days away.

Como are not goal shy away from home in the league, finding the net 15 times in 9 away games so far. Defensive performances away have varied in quality as Como have conceded 14 goals on the road. For more goal statistics, check out the Statistics tab above.

Head 2 Head

Data for the prior eight meetings between these two sides are: four wins for Cremonese, three draws and one win for Como. Over 2,5 goals: five times; under 2,5 goals: three games.

Top Goalscorers

CremoneseC. Buonaiuto
C. Buonaiuto
5 goals
ComoA. La Gumina
A. La Gumina
5 goals
ComoA. Cerri
A. Cerri
5 goals

Cremonese missing players

Como missing players

Cremonese Como
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
18 9 4 Played P 3 9 18
9 4 2 Won W 1 3 6
5 4 1 Drew D 1 4 7
4 1 1 Lost L 1 2 5
27 14 5 Scored S 7 15 25
17 9 4 Conceded C 6 14 22
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
78% 100% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 89% 78%
39% 33% 25% Over 2.5 O 2.5 67% 56% 33%
17% 11% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 67% 44% 28%
11% 11% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 67% 22% 17%
50% 56% 25% BTTS BTTS 100% 78% 61%
28% 33% 50% Clean Sheets C S 0% 11% 17%
22% 11% 25% Failed to Score F T 0% 11% 22%
 
4.4 4.4 4.5 Corners for (avg) C F 3.3 3.6 4.2
4.5 5.6 5.2 Corners against (avg) C A 8 7.1 6.3
2.2 2.3 2.8 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.3 2.9 2.6
1 1 1 Red cards R C 1 1 1
 
13.5 13.1 12.2 Shots (avg) S ( 10.3 11 13.4
4.2 3.9 4 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.7 4.4 4.8
36% 40% 31% Goal Efficiency G E 64% 38% 29%
 
11.3 12.2 12 Shots against (avg) S A 17.7 19.6 16.8
3.9 4.9 5 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 4.3 6.6 5.2
Key stats in Serie B this season:
  • All of Cremonese's home-matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • Como have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Como haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Cremonese haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Pisa 18 11 5 2 26 12 9 6 3 0 12 4 9 5 2 2 14 8 14 38
2 Brescia 18 10 4 4 30 20 9 3 3 3 13 12 9 7 1 1 17 8 10 34
3 Cremonese 18 9 5 4 27 17 9 4 4 1 14 9 9 5 1 3 13 8 10 32
4 Lecce 17 8 7 2 29 15 8 5 3 0 19 7 9 3 4 2 10 8 14 31
5 Benevento 17 9 4 4 29 16 9 5 2 2 18 10 8 4 2 2 11 6 13 31
6 Monza 17 8 7 2 24 16 8 7 1 0 17 7 9 1 6 2 7 9 8 31
7 Cittadella 18 8 5 5 21 18 9 5 2 2 14 8 9 3 3 3 7 10 3 29
8 Frosinone 18 6 10 2 28 17 10 3 6 1 15 10 8 3 4 1 13 7 11 28
9 Perugia 18 6 9 3 19 16 9 3 4 2 10 9 9 3 5 1 9 7 3 27
10 Ascoli 18 7 5 6 22 24 9 2 3 4 8 13 9 5 2 2 14 11 -2 26
11 Como 18 6 7 5 25 22 9 3 3 3 10 8 9 3 4 2 15 14 3 25
12 Ternana 18 6 5 7 27 27 9 4 1 4 13 12 9 2 4 3 14 15 0 23
13 Parma 18 5 8 5 21 21 8 2 4 2 6 6 10 3 4 3 15 15 0 23
14 Reggina 18 6 5 7 16 24 9 3 2 4 9 13 9 3 3 3 7 11 -8 23
15 SPAL 18 5 5 8 22 26 9 2 3 4 16 16 9 3 2 4 6 10 -4 20
16 Alessandria 18 5 2 11 19 29 9 3 1 5 6 12 9 2 1 6 13 17 -10 17
17 Cosenza 18 4 4 10 15 29 9 4 1 4 9 9 9 0 3 6 6 20 -14 16
18 Crotone 18 2 5 11 20 32 10 2 4 4 13 16 8 0 1 7 7 16 -12 11
19 Pordenone 18 1 5 12 15 37 9 1 3 5 9 17 9 0 2 7 6 20 -22 8
20 Vicenza 17 2 1 14 15 32 8 0 1 7 6 15 9 2 0 7 9 17 -17 7

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.