Serie B: Empoli expected to win home game against Cosenza

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Competition: Italy Serie B
Competition: Tue 04.May
Match begins: 12:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stadio Carlo Castellani (19847 seats)

The league table in Serie B tells a story about these teams so far, with Empoli leading Cosenza by 32 points. Match preview to follow:

Insights:
  • Empoli have the the best goal difference (+30) in Serie B
  • Cosenza have the fewest scored goals in the second half (14) in Serie B

There’s little time for restitution or working hard at the training pitch these days, with both teams having played their last game less than four days ago.

Empoli are battling for top spots and have everything to play for. Cosenza are fighting to avoid relegation and will work hard for points.

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Empoli form and stats

Empoli, who have the the best goal difference (+30) in Serie B, are steadily winning Serie B games and points here at Stadio Carlo Castellani. 9 wins, 8 draws and 0 defeats is the summary from 17 games. The Empoli fans aren't used to losing league-games here at Stadio Carlo Castellani and will expect new points from this game. Empoli has played 17 games in a row here without a defeat.

There will be little rest for Empoli after this match as they are travelling to Salernitana for a Serie B game in only three days.

Empoli have proved capable of finding the net in their games here at Stadio Carlo Castellani with 32 goals in 17 league matches. From these home matches, Empoli have conceded only 14 goals.

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Cosenza form and stats

Cosenza have only collected 17 points from their away games in the Serie B, after 3-8-6 (17 played). The travelling fans think it's time that their travel expenses are covered with some points now, as Cosenza have lost on their last two travels.

Prior to that match, the Cosenza manager R. Occhiuzzi faced defeat when travelling to Pisa and losing 0-3.

It was a convincing performance from Cosenza when Pescara were beaten. The team "killed" the match in the first half leading 3-0 and the second half was comfortable. Luca Tremolada (2) and Mirko Carretta scored their goals. Goalkeeper Wladimiro Falcone was absolutely vital in the Cosenza victory against Pescara, making six saves.

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

The visitors have scored 14 goals from 17 away games in the league, an average of less than one per game. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 1 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. 21 goals have been conceded by Cosenza in these games.

Head 2 Head

The dueling parties have met before this season: Cosenza - Empoli 0-2. Numbers for the last three meetings between these two teams are: one win for Empoli, zero draws and two wins for Cosenza. Over 2,5 goals: one time; under 2,5 goals: two games.

Top Goalscorers

EmpoliL. Mancuso
L. Mancuso
19 goals
EmpoliA. La Mantia
A. La Mantia
8 goals
CosenzaE. Gliozzi
E. Gliozzi
7 goals

Empoli missing players

Cosenza missing players

Empoli Cosenza
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
35 17 6 Played P 5 17 35
17 9 3 Won W 0 3 6
16 8 3 Drew D 3 8 17
2 0 0 Lost L 2 6 12
62 32 8 Scored S 4 14 29
32 14 4 Conceded C 9 21 38
91% 88% 83% Over 0.5 O 0.5 80% 82% 83%
80% 71% 50% Over 1.5 O 1.5 80% 76% 69%
46% 53% 33% Over 2.5 O 2.5 60% 35% 31%
34% 41% 33% Over 3.5 O 3.5 40% 12% 9%
9% 12% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
57% 59% 50% BTTS BTTS 60% 41% 46%
37% 41% 50% Clean Sheets C S 20% 29% 29%
14% 12% 17% Failed to Score F T 40% 47% 43%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.7 1.5 1.5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3 3.1 2.7
5 3 1 Red cards R C 2 5 8
 
16.7 18.9 21.3 Shots (avg) S ( 7.6 9.3 10.6
5.4 5.8 5.8 Shots on Target (avg) S O 2.4 3.1 3.2
33% 32% 23% Goal Efficiency G E 33% 26% 26%
Key stats in Serie B this season:
  • Cosenza have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Cosenza have the fewest matches over the total-line (10) in Serie B
  • Cosenza have the fewest scored goals in the second half (14) in Serie B
  • Cosenza have the most matches under the total-line (24) in Serie B
  • Empoli have not yet lost a game at home.
  • Empoli have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Empoli have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded at home.
  • Empoli have scored more than double the goals of Cosenza.
  • Empoli have the the best goal difference (+18) at home in Serie B
  • Empoli have the the best goal difference (+30) in Serie B

  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.