Serie B forecast and guide: Reggina small favourite to overwhelm Benevento

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Competition: Italy Serie B
Competition: Sun 27.November
Match begins: 11:30 (UTC)
Venue: Stadio Oreste Granillo (27763 seats)

The Serie B league table tells a story about these teams up until now, with Reggina in front of Benevento by 11 points. Here's our preview:

Insights:
  • Reggina have the most scored goals (24) in Serie B
  • Reggina have scored at least twice as many goals at home as Benevento have scored away.

Both teams should be fairly well rested for this game, as they have had some quiet days to prepare. Hopefully this will translate into lots of action on the pitch.

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Reggina form and stats

Home games in the Serie B have been a walk in the park for Reggina so far, with 15 points won from 6 matches; 5 wins, 0 draws and 1 loss.

A good away victory last time out for Reggina, who won 2-1 against Venezia (placed 19th). Defender Gagliolo got the top score of the team in the match with a rating of 8.63/10. Gagliolo won 8 of 10 duels.

Before that game, the 2-1 home victory against Genoa.

The hosts are modest favourites in this match, with the bookmakers estimating the chance of a home win at about 50% +- five percent. It's interesting to look at how Reggina have performed under similar circumstances, so here are some numbers: When modest favourites like this (we found 10 games) they have won 6 times, drawn 1 and lost 3.

Reggina are an "over 2,5 goals" team alone here at Stadio Oreste Granillo in their league games, having scored an impressive 17 goals in 6 matches. From these home matches, Reggina have conceded only 4 goals.

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Benevento form and stats

As the visiting team in Serie B matches, Benevento have produced an overall stat of 2-2-2 so far.

Benevento play their second away game in a row, but can be confident going into this one after the 2-1 victory visiting SPAL (placed 12th). Yippee; their first victory in the league after eight games not winning. Midfield player Letizia was the top player of the team with a match rating of 8.0/10. Letizia hit one key pass, dribled past the opponent 2 of 2 times and had 56 successful passes (of 69 total).

Preceding that match was the 1-1 draw at home vs Bari 1908.

Benevento are the outsiders in this one, but not by much. Their performance in similar games (being the away team and moderate outsiders) is 0 wins, 5 draws and 5 defeats. From a total of 10 matches.

Benevento are defending well in their away games, having conceded only 5 times in 6 matches. For more goal statistics, check out the Statistics tab above.

Head 2 Head

The 4 latest meetings involving these two teams have all ended as Benevento wins. Another one?

Top Goalscorers

RegginaG. Fabbian
G. Fabbian
4 goals
RegginaJ. Ménez
J. Ménez
3 goals
RegginaL. Canotto
L. Canotto
3 goals

Reggina missing players

Benevento missing players

Reggina Benevento
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
13 6 3 Played P 1 6 13
8 5 2 Won W 0 2 3
1 0 0 Drew D 1 2 5
4 1 1 Lost L 0 2 5
24 17 8 Scored S 0 6 12
11 4 3 Conceded C 0 5 14
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 0% 83% 85%
77% 100% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 67% 69%
62% 100% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 33% 31%
23% 33% 33% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 8%
8% 17% 33% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 8%
38% 33% 33% BTTS BTTS 0% 50% 54%
38% 67% 67% Clean Sheets C S 100% 33% 23%
23% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 100% 33% 38%
 
4.4 3.7 5 Corners for (avg) C F 1 5.7 5.9
4.7 4.8 5.3 Corners against (avg) C A 8 4.7 4.2
2.1 2 1.7 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2 4 3.5
1 1 0 Red cards R C 0 0 1
 
14.2 14.8 18.7 Shots (avg) S ( 7 12.7 12.2
5.9 7.7 9 Shots on Target (avg) S O 1 3.5 3.5
31% 37% 30% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 29% 27%
 
10 8.3 8 Shots against (avg) S A 15 9.8 10.6
3.1 2.2 3 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 7 4.7 4.3
Key stats in Serie B this season:
  • All of Reggina's home-matches have had more than 2,5 goals.
  • Benevento have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Reggina have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Reggina have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Reggina have scored at least twice as many goals at home as Benevento have scored away.
  • Reggina have scored in all their home matches so far.
  • Reggina have the most scored goals (17) at home in Serie B
  • Reggina have the most scored goals (24) in Serie B
  • Reggina have the most scored goals in the second half (15) in Serie B
  • Reggina have the the best goal difference (+13) at home in Serie B
  • Reggina have the the best goal difference (+13) in Serie B
  • Reggina haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Frosinone 13 10 0 3 19 7 6 6 0 0 10 0 7 4 0 3 9 7 12 30
2 Reggina 13 8 1 4 24 11 6 5 0 1 17 4 7 3 1 3 7 7 13 25
3 Genoa 13 6 5 2 16 11 6 1 5 0 6 5 7 5 0 2 10 6 5 23
4 Parma 13 6 4 3 19 13 7 5 1 1 13 7 6 1 3 2 6 6 6 22
5 Ternana 13 6 4 3 17 13 7 3 3 1 7 3 6 3 1 2 10 10 4 22
6 Bari 1908 13 5 6 2 21 15 6 1 4 1 11 9 7 4 2 1 10 6 6 21
7 Brescia 13 5 5 3 16 17 6 3 3 0 8 4 7 2 2 3 8 13 -1 20
8 Südtirol 13 5 5 3 16 17 6 2 3 1 8 7 7 3 2 2 8 10 -1 20
9 Ascoli 13 5 4 4 16 14 7 2 2 3 7 9 6 3 2 1 9 5 2 19
10 Cagliari 13 4 5 4 14 15 7 3 2 2 8 9 6 1 3 2 6 6 -1 17
11 Pisa 13 3 6 4 21 19 6 2 2 2 9 7 7 1 4 2 12 12 2 15
12 SPAL 13 3 6 4 17 16 7 3 1 3 11 8 6 0 5 1 6 8 1 15
13 Palermo 13 4 3 6 14 18 7 3 2 2 9 7 6 1 1 4 5 11 -4 15
14 Cittadella 13 3 6 4 11 15 6 2 3 1 6 6 7 1 3 3 5 9 -4 15
15 Modena 13 4 2 7 17 18 7 3 1 3 12 9 6 1 1 4 5 9 -1 14
16 Benevento 13 3 5 5 12 14 7 1 3 3 6 9 6 2 2 2 6 5 -2 14
17 Cosenza 13 4 2 7 14 23 6 3 0 3 10 9 7 1 2 4 4 14 -9 14
18 Como 13 3 4 6 13 22 7 3 2 2 8 8 6 0 2 4 5 14 -9 13
19 Venezia 13 2 3 8 13 21 7 0 1 6 5 14 6 2 2 2 8 7 -8 9
20 Perugia 13 2 2 9 9 20 6 1 1 4 4 10 7 1 1 5 5 10 -11 8

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.