Evenly matched teams: Pescara vs Reggiana match preview

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Competition: Italy Serie B
Competition: Tue 04.May
Match begins: 12:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stadio Adriatico-Giovanni Cornacchia (23800 seats)

Pescara are welcoming Reggiana for another important game after their 0-3 result against 17th-placed Cosenza.

Insights:
  • Pescara have the most conceded goals in the first half (28) in Serie B
  • Reggiana have the fewest scored goals in the first half (10) 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.

Relegation threatens Pescara who should definitely be looking for some points here. Reggiana are fighting to avoid relegation and will work hard for points.

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Pescara form and stats

Pescara's struggle is real here at Stadio Adriatico-Giovanni Cornacchia with only 14 points collected from 17 Serie B games. The win-draw-lost numbers are ugly: 3-5-9.

Pescara are hoping to put things right at home after a defeat in their previous match, the score 0-3 away versus Cosenza. Before that, Pescara drew at home versus Virtus Entella.

The game against Cosenza was basically lost in the first half (0-3) and the second half was more of a formality. The penalty miss from José Machín in the defeat against Cosenza was a source of irritation for some fans, but these things happen.

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 19 games. Pescara has won five of these, drawn eight and lost six.

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

The Pescara fans would probably like to see some more goals scored at their own stadium in the league, the tally being 17 in 17 matches. Defensively it’s touch-and-go for the home team as 26 goals have been conceded.

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Reggiana form and stats

Reggiana, who have the the worst goal difference (-20) away in Serie B, have only collected 11 points from their away games in the Serie B, after 3-2-12 (17 played).

The supporters enjoyed Reggiana's previous game versus Pordenone (placed 15th), a Serie B 1-0 win played at home. Preceding that game, the 1-2 loss visiting Reggina's place.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Reggiana playing away and similar expectations, we found four relevant matches. Results were one Reggiana win, two draws and one defeat.

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

The attacking power of Reggiana 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. In the opposite end, Reggiana have conceded 31 goals in their away games.

Head 2 Head

The most recent history between these sides is the Reggiana - Pescara 0-1 played earlier this season.

Top Goalscorers

ReggianaS. Mazzocchi
S. Mazzocchi
7 goals
PescaraD. Ceter Valencia
D. Ceter Valencia
5 goals
PescaraC. Galano
C. Galano
4 goals

Pescara missing players

Reggiana missing players

Pescara Reggiana
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
35 17 5 Played P 5 17 35
6 3 0 Won W 2 3 9
11 5 2 Drew D 1 2 7
18 9 3 Lost L 2 12 19
28 17 3 Scored S 4 11 29
54 26 8 Conceded C 5 31 52
86% 88% 80% Over 0.5 O 0.5 80% 88% 91%
74% 82% 80% Over 1.5 O 1.5 60% 71% 66%
37% 35% 20% Over 2.5 O 2.5 40% 53% 49%
29% 29% 20% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 12% 14%
9% 18% 20% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 6% 3%
43% 53% 40% BTTS BTTS 20% 29% 37%
23% 12% 20% Clean Sheets C S 60% 29% 26%
49% 47% 60% Failed to Score F T 40% 53% 46%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.3 2.3 2.6 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3.2 2.3 2.6
6 3 2 Red cards R C 1 2 7
 
11 12.6 14.2 Shots (avg) S ( 10.4 9.4 9.4
3.2 3.6 4.2 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.4 2.8 2.9
25% 27% 14% Goal Efficiency G E 24% 24% 29%
Key stats in Serie B this season:
  • Pescara have the fewest clean sheets (2) at home in Serie B
  • Pescara have the most conceded goals in the first half (28) in Serie B
  • Reggiana have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored away.
  • Reggiana have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Reggiana have the fewest dropped points from leading position (7) in Serie B
  • Reggiana have the fewest scored goals in the first half (10) in Serie B
  • Reggiana have the the worst goal difference (-20) away 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.