U-Power Stadium: Monza vs Cittadella Serie B preview

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Competition: Italy Serie B
Competition: Sat 27.February
Match begins: 15:00 (UTC)
Venue: U-Power Stadium (18568 seats)

The Monza & Cittadella managers C. Brocchi and R. Venturato are both dreading and looking forward to this decisive game in the upper regions of the Serie B league table.

Insights:
  • Monza has the fewest conceded goals (19) in Serie B
  • Cittadella has the fewest conceded goals in the second half (7) in Serie B

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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Monza form and stats

5-4-2 (win-draw-lost) are the Serie B numbers at home for Monza, who have the fewest conceded goals (19) in Serie B, so far this season.

It's back home for Monza, who return with a good feeling about themselves after beating Chievo away with the result 1-0. Mario Balotelli found the net in that victory. Preceding that match was the home game against Pisa that was lost 0-2.

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

A decent goal production from Monza in their home games so far, with 18 goals from 11 league matches. From these home matches, Monza have conceded only 8 goals. It's worth mentioning that 5 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 home matches.

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Cittadella form and stats

The visitors are W5-D2-L5 on the road this term. That's in the Serie B.

Cittadella failed to get anything from their last game, a Serie B home match vs Reggiana (placed 13th) that ended with defeat 0-3. Preceding that game was the away victory against Pordenone with the score of 1-0.

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

The travelling fans enjoy Cittadella's attacking play in away games, having scored 18 goals in 12 league matches away. 14 goals have been conceded by Cittadella in these games.

Head 2 Head

The two sides played each other earlier this season: Cittadella - Monza 1-2.

Top Goalscorers

CittadellaM. Gargiulo
M. Gargiulo
7 goals
MonzaD. Carvalho
D. Carvalho
5 goals
MonzaK. Boateng
K. Boateng
5 goals

Monza missing players

Cittadella missing players

Monza Cittadella
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
24 11 3 Played P 3 12 24
11 5 1 Won W 0 5 11
9 4 1 Drew D 0 2 6
4 2 1 Lost L 3 5 7
33 18 5 Scored S 1 18 37
19 8 3 Conceded C 4 14 25
88% 91% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
75% 82% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 33% 67% 75%
33% 36% 67% Over 2.5 O 2.5 33% 42% 46%
12% 18% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 33% 25%
8% 9% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 17% 8%
42% 36% 67% BTTS BTTS 33% 50% 46%
50% 55% 33% Clean Sheets C S 0% 25% 38%
21% 18% 0% Failed to Score F T 67% 25% 17%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.1 2.2 1.7 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 4 3.1 2.8
3 1 1 Red cards R C 0 0 1
 
14.8 17.7 22 Shots (avg) S ( 9.3 14.6 14.7
5.2 6.4 8 Shots on Target (avg) S O 2.3 4.6 5.1
27% 26% 21% Goal Efficiency G E 14% 33% 30%
Key stats in Serie B this season:
  • Cittadella has the fewest conceded goals in the second half (7) in Serie B
  • Cittadella haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Monza has the fewest conceded goals (19) in Serie B
  • Monza has the most clean sheets (12) in Serie B
  • Monza have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Monza have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded at home.

  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 24 11 12 1 44 22 11 6 5 0 22 8 13 5 7 1 22 14 22 45
2 Monza 24 11 9 4 33 19 11 5 4 2 18 8 13 6 5 2 15 11 14 42
3 Venezia 24 11 8 5 32 22 12 7 2 3 18 11 12 4 6 2 14 11 10 41
4 Salernitana 24 11 8 5 30 27 12 7 4 1 19 9 12 4 4 4 11 18 3 41
5 Cittadella 24 11 6 7 37 25 12 6 4 2 19 11 12 5 2 5 18 14 12 39
6 Chievo 24 10 9 5 30 20 12 7 2 3 18 10 12 3 7 2 12 10 10 39
7 SPAL 24 9 10 5 32 25 12 6 4 2 20 11 12 3 6 3 12 14 7 37
8 Lecce 23 8 11 4 40 30 12 3 7 2 23 18 11 5 4 2 17 12 10 35
9 Frosinone 24 8 9 7 24 25 12 3 5 4 9 12 12 5 4 3 15 13 -1 33
10 Pordenone 23 7 11 5 27 20 12 2 7 3 16 14 11 5 4 2 11 6 7 32
11 Pisa 24 7 11 6 32 36 12 4 7 1 13 12 12 3 4 5 19 24 -4 32
12 Vicenza 24 5 12 7 31 33 12 1 9 2 14 15 12 4 3 5 17 18 -2 27
13 Reggiana 24 8 3 13 23 35 12 5 2 5 14 13 12 3 1 8 9 22 -12 27
14 Brescia 24 6 8 10 34 39 13 4 4 5 21 21 11 2 4 5 13 18 -5 26
15 Reggina 23 6 8 9 22 28 11 4 2 5 10 11 12 2 6 4 12 17 -6 26
16 Cremonese 24 6 8 10 25 32 12 3 4 5 12 17 12 3 4 5 13 15 -7 26
17 Cosenza 23 3 14 6 19 21 12 0 8 4 7 12 11 3 6 2 12 9 -2 23
18 Ascoli 24 5 6 13 20 33 12 4 3 5 10 15 12 1 3 8 10 18 -13 21
19 Pescara 24 4 6 14 18 41 12 2 3 7 10 19 12 2 3 7 8 22 -23 18
20 Virtus Entella 24 4 5 15 23 43 12 3 1 8 13 23 12 1 4 7 10 20 -20 17

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.