Reggiana and Empoli spectators can't wait for Serie B clash at MAPEI Stadium - Città del Tricolore

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Competition: Italy Serie B
Competition: Fri 09.April
Match begins: 19:00 (UTC)
Venue: MAPEI Stadium - Città del Tricolore (21584 seats)

The visiting Empoli side should be favourites in this visit to Reggiana, as the away team holds a 28 point advantage from their 30 league games this season.

Insights:
  • Reggiana have the fewest scored goals in the first half (9) in Serie B
  • Empoli have the fewest conceded goals (24) in Serie B

Reggiana have less rest than Empoli in this fixture, as the hosts were involved in a Serie B game only four days ago. Thankfully the previous game, versus Brescia, was also a home game here at MAPEI Stadium - Città del Tricolore. The away team is better rested.

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Reggiana form and stats

The story so far in the Serie B for Reggiana at their home stadium (MAPEI Stadium - Città del Tricolore) is 5 wins, 5 draws and 6 defeats. The last three games played by Reggiana, regardless of arena, have all ended draws. Two draws in a row at home now for Reggiana.

A draw after 90 minutes last time out for Reggiana, who played 2-2 against Brescia. That match was also played at this venue (MAPEI Stadium - Città del Tricolore). Before that, Reggiana played out a draw 0-0 when visiting Frosinone.

The hometeam coach M. Alvini made a successful contribution in the game against Brescia, bringing on Ivan Varone who scored the equalizer in the 2-2 draw.

The Reggiana fans would probably like to see some more goals scored at their own stadium in the league, the tally being 17 in 16 matches. Reggiana's goalkeeper has had to pick the ball out of their own net 20 times. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Empoli form and stats

The story so far for the visiting team, who have the fewest conceded goals (24) in Serie B, on their Serie B travels is 7 wins, 7 draws and 1 defeat. In general it has been a productive period now for Empoli as they haven't lost any of their last 24 games. The away team travel with confidence. Not since the Venezia game have they lost an away game, meaning Empoli has taken points from twelve away matches in a row.

Empoli have succeeded in guarding their own goal lately, led by their goalkeeper Alberto Brignoli. It's been 297 minutes since they last conceded in Serie B.

Empoli had fun at their own home (MAPEI Stadium - Città del Tricolore) last time out, beating Virtus Entella 1-0. Nicolò Casale scored. A home win before that, celebrating 1-0 vs Pordenone.

Empoli has displayed an ability to score goals in away matches in the league this season, 27 goals from 15 games. Empoli are defending well in their away games, having conceded only 14 times in 15 matches. For more goal statistics, check out the Statistics tab above. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 1 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.

Head 2 Head

The teams have played each other before this season, with the result Empoli - Reggiana 0-0 entered in the official records. Numbers for the last three meetings between these two teams are: zero wins for Reggiana, one draw and two wins for Empoli. Over 2,5 goals: one time; under 2,5 goals: two games.

Top Goalscorers

EmpoliL. Mancuso
L. Mancuso
15 goals
EmpoliA. La Mantia
A. La Mantia
8 goals
ReggianaS. Mazzocchi
S. Mazzocchi
7 goals

Reggiana missing players

Empoli missing players

Reggiana Empoli
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
32 16 4 Played P 5 15 30
8 5 2 Won W 4 7 15
7 5 1 Drew D 1 7 14
17 6 1 Lost L 0 1 1
27 17 5 Scored S 11 27 53
49 20 5 Conceded C 3 14 24
91% 94% 75% Over 0.5 O 0.5 80% 93% 90%
69% 69% 75% Over 1.5 O 1.5 80% 93% 80%
50% 50% 75% Over 2.5 O 2.5 40% 40% 43%
16% 19% 25% Over 3.5 O 3.5 20% 27% 30%
3% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 20% 7% 7%
38% 50% 25% BTTS BTTS 40% 60% 57%
25% 19% 50% Clean Sheets C S 60% 33% 40%
47% 38% 50% Failed to Score F T 20% 13% 13%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.7 2.9 3.2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.6 1.9 1.7
6 4 2 Red cards R C 0 2 4
 
9.5 9.6 8.5 Shots (avg) S ( 14.4 14.8 16.6
2.9 2.9 2.8 Shots on Target (avg) S O 4.6 4.9 5.3
30% 37% 45% Goal Efficiency G E 48% 37% 33%
Key stats in Serie B this season:
  • Empoli have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Empoli have the fewest conceded goals (14) away in Serie B
  • Empoli have the fewest conceded goals (24) in Serie B
  • Empoli have the most points from losing position (19) in Serie B
  • Empoli have the the best goal difference (+29) in Serie B
  • Reggiana have the fewest dropped points from leading position (7) in Serie B
  • Reggiana have the fewest scored goals in the first half (9) in Serie B
  • Reggiana have the most conceded goals in the first half (24) 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 30 15 14 1 53 24 15 8 7 0 26 10 15 7 7 1 27 14 29 59
2 Lecce 32 15 13 4 61 36 16 6 8 2 32 21 16 9 5 2 29 15 25 58
3 Salernitana 32 14 12 6 33 29 16 9 6 1 21 9 16 5 6 5 12 20 4 54
4 Monza 32 13 13 6 42 28 16 7 6 3 24 13 16 6 7 3 18 15 14 52
5 Venezia 32 13 11 8 43 33 16 8 2 6 22 18 16 5 9 2 21 15 10 50
6 SPAL 32 11 14 7 37 34 16 7 6 3 23 16 16 4 8 4 14 18 3 47
7 Cittadella 32 12 10 10 41 30 16 7 6 3 22 13 16 5 4 7 19 17 11 46
8 Chievo 31 11 12 8 38 29 16 8 4 4 23 13 15 3 8 4 15 16 9 45
9 Brescia 32 11 10 11 46 44 16 7 4 5 28 22 16 4 6 6 18 22 2 43
10 Vicenza 32 9 14 9 42 42 16 4 9 3 19 18 16 5 5 6 23 24 0 41
11 Reggina 32 10 11 11 32 35 15 6 3 6 13 15 17 4 8 5 19 20 -3 41
12 Pisa 31 9 13 9 40 44 16 5 9 2 18 15 15 4 4 7 22 29 -4 40
13 Cremonese 31 10 9 12 36 36 15 5 4 6 19 18 16 5 5 6 17 18 0 39
14 Frosinone 32 9 12 11 28 37 16 3 7 6 11 18 16 6 5 5 17 19 -9 39
15 Pordenone 31 8 13 10 32 32 15 3 9 3 20 15 16 5 4 7 12 17 0 37
16 Cosenza 32 5 17 10 26 32 17 2 9 6 12 17 15 3 8 4 14 15 -6 32
17 Ascoli 32 7 10 15 28 42 16 5 5 6 13 19 16 2 5 9 15 23 -14 31
18 Reggiana 32 8 7 17 27 49 16 5 5 6 17 20 16 3 2 11 10 29 -22 31
19 Pescara 32 6 9 17 26 49 16 3 4 9 16 25 16 3 5 8 10 24 -23 27
20 Virtus Entella 32 4 10 18 25 51 16 3 4 9 15 27 16 1 6 9 10 24 -26 22

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.