Pescara - Cittadella: Small difference between teams in Serie B clash

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Competition: Italy Serie B
Competition: Fri 14.February
Match begins: 20:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stadio Adriatico-Giovanni Cornacchia (23800 seats)

Getting closer to the top teams is at stake when these two mid-table clubs battle it out. Both will be aiming to improve their league table standing, Pescara in 10th and Cittadella in 8th place.

Pescara and Cittadella should both be in good shape for this meeting, as there's been enough days for both of them to train and rest since their last matches.

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Pescara form and stats

The story so far in the Serie B for Pescara at their home stadium (Stadio Adriatico-Giovanni Cornacchia) is 4 wins, 5 draws and 3 defeats.

Pescara faced defeat in their previous match, away at Virtus Entella (0-2). Before that, Pescara had a home game versus Cosenza which ended with a victory 2-1.

This is expected to be a close game, with Pescara perhaps considered small favourites due to their home advantage. Looking back at earlier matches similar to this one (expected to be close with Pescara as a small favourite), we find 15 games. Pescara has won four of these, drawn seven and lost four.

Pescara have proved capable of finding the net in their games here at Stadio Adriatico-Giovanni Cornacchia with 20 goals in 12 league matches. Pescara's goalkeeper has had to pick the ball out of their own net 15 times. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Cittadella form and stats

The visitors are W5-D3-L3 on the road this term. That's in the Serie B.

The manager R. Venturato was unhappy after their last game, a Serie B match played at their home ground Stadio Pier Cesare Tombolato. Cittadella suffered a 1-2 loss to Empoli (placed 14th). Ahead of that match was the victory versus Trapani at their stadium, the result 3-0.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Cittadella playing away and similar expectations, we found 13 relevant matches. Results were three Cittadella wins, six draws and four defeats.

Cittadella find the net in their away games, although not all the time. 13 goals from 11 away fixtures in the league. It's not easy to score on Cittadella as they have only conceded 9 goals from these away games.

Head 2 Head

The teams have played each other before this season, with the result Cittadella - Pescara 2-1 entered in the official records. H2H stats regardless of arena (last ten matches): Pescara two wins, two draws and Cittadella six victories. As for goals, five matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), five games had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

PescaraC. Galano
C. Galano
11 goals
CittadellaD. Diaw
D. Diaw
10 goals
PescaraR. Maniero
R. Maniero
3 goals

Pescara missing players

Cittadella missing players

Pescara Cittadella
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
23 12 3 Played P 2 11 23
9 4 1 Won W 1 5 9
5 5 2 Drew D 0 3 6
9 3 0 Lost L 1 3 8
34 20 4 Scored S 2 13 28
31 15 1 Conceded C 1 9 28
96% 92% 67% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 91% 91%
96% 92% 67% Over 1.5 O 1.5 50% 64% 74%
61% 67% 33% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 27% 43%
22% 25% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 9% 17%
4% 8% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 9% 9%
61% 67% 33% BTTS BTTS 0% 36% 52%
26% 25% 67% Clean Sheets C S 50% 45% 35%
17% 17% 33% Failed to Score F T 50% 27% 22%
 
4.3 4.7 4 Corners for (avg) C F 7.5 5.5 6
4.6 4.8 2.7 Corners against (avg) C A 7 4.8 4.4
2.4 2.5 1.7 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3 3.2 3.1
3 2 1 Red cards R C 0 0 2
 
276 151 41 Total Shots T S 34 130 281
82 47 14 Shots on Target S O 12 47 89
41% 43% 29% Goal Efficiency G E 17% 28% 31%
Key stats in Serie B this season:
  • Pescara have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Benevento 23 16 6 1 39 12 12 9 3 0 25 4 11 7 3 1 14 8 27 54
2 Crotone 23 11 4 8 35 27 12 7 3 2 21 11 11 4 1 6 14 16 8 37
3 Spezia 23 10 7 6 32 24 12 6 3 3 18 13 11 4 4 3 14 11 8 37
4 Frosinone 23 10 7 6 27 19 11 7 3 1 20 7 12 3 4 5 7 12 8 37
5 Salernitana 23 10 6 7 33 28 11 6 4 1 19 11 12 4 2 6 14 17 5 36
6 Pordenone 23 10 6 7 31 30 12 8 3 1 18 7 11 2 3 6 13 23 1 36
7 Virtus Entella 23 9 7 7 28 24 11 6 4 1 12 5 12 3 3 6 16 19 4 34
8 Cittadella 23 9 6 8 28 28 12 4 3 5 15 19 11 5 3 3 13 9 0 33
9 Perugia 23 9 6 8 27 31 12 6 3 3 15 12 11 3 3 5 12 19 -4 33
10 Pescara 23 9 5 9 34 31 12 4 5 3 20 15 11 5 0 6 14 16 3 32
11 Chievo 23 7 10 6 28 25 11 5 3 3 16 12 12 2 7 3 12 13 3 31
12 Ascoli 23 9 4 10 33 32 11 7 2 2 18 10 12 2 2 8 15 22 1 31
13 Pisa 23 7 9 7 31 30 12 4 5 3 17 15 11 3 4 4 14 15 1 30
14 Empoli 23 7 9 7 26 29 12 5 6 1 18 11 11 2 3 6 8 18 -3 30
15 Juve Stabia 23 8 5 10 26 33 12 6 1 5 15 16 11 2 4 5 11 17 -7 29
16 Venezia 23 6 9 8 20 24 11 2 3 6 7 13 12 4 6 2 13 11 -4 27
17 Cremonese 23 5 8 10 19 29 11 4 4 3 11 11 12 1 4 7 8 18 -10 23
18 Cosenza 23 4 8 11 24 28 11 2 4 5 9 11 12 2 4 6 15 17 -4 20
19 Trapani 23 4 7 12 23 42 11 2 4 5 12 17 12 2 3 7 11 25 -19 19
20 Livorno 23 3 5 15 20 38 11 3 1 7 15 23 12 0 4 8 5 15 -18 14

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.