Home advantage could prove decisive in Venezia - Cosenza battle

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Competition: Italy Serie B
Competition: Sun 11.April
Match begins: 17:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stadio Pierluigi Penzo (10500 seats)

The league table in Serie B tells a story about these teams so far, with Venezia leading Cosenza by 18 points. Match preview to follow:

Insights:
  • Venezia have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Cosenza have the fewest scored goals in the second half (14) in Serie B

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.

Cosenza have a very long trip to this away game, as there's more than 1000 kilometers in distance to cover. This could prove a challenge, at least for the supporters.

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Venezia form and stats

Overall Serie B stats at home this season for Venezia are 8-2-6 (wins-draw-losses). With Venezia having lost three times in a row here, the pressure is increasing on the manager P. Zanetti.

Venezia shared the glory with SPAL in their last match, an away game that ended all square 1-1. Preceding that match was a defeat to Reggina (0-2).

The hosts are favourites to win this game, with an estimated chance of about 55-60% of that outcome. Earlier Venezia matches with similar probabilities have ended with one win, zero draws and zero defeats (from one game).

Venezia are certainly not overdoing their scoring at home in league matches, having created 22 goals in 16 games. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 2 of these goals has been scored in their last three home matches. Venezia's goalkeeper has had to pick the ball out of their own net 18 times. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Cosenza form and stats

The story so far for the visiting team on their Serie B travels is 3 wins, 8 draws and 4 defeats. Two points from the last two away games for Cosenza, which the math geniuses among you will translate to two draws.

Cosenza might have something to prove in this game as they lost at home in their previous match. Cremonese proved too strong as Cosenza slumped to a 0-1 defeat in front of their own fans at Stadio San Vito-Luigi Marulla. Prior to that match, a home win 2-1 against Ascoli.

Cosenza goalkeeper Wladimiro Falcone had a great day against Cremonese, but despite making seven saves the loss could not be avoided.

As mentioned above, the odds for this match puts the home team as favourites. Perhaps this eases the pressure on the away team, who are capable of producing an upset here on a good day. Looking at earlier matches with similar odds and Cosenza playing away, we found five games. Results were one away win, two draws and two home wins.

The attacking power of Cosenza when travelling is not overwhelming with 14 goals scored from 15 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. As opposed to that, Cosenza have seen the ball go into their own net 15 times on the road.

Head 2 Head

This is the result when the teams met earlier this season; Cosenza - Venezia 0-0. H2H stats regardless of arena (last five matches): Venezia zero wins, four draws and Cosenza one victory. As for goals, zero matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), five games had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

VeneziaF. Forte
F. Forte
11 goals
VeneziaM. Aramu
M. Aramu
9 goals
CosenzaE. Gliozzi
E. Gliozzi
7 goals

Venezia missing players

Cosenza missing players

Venezia Cosenza
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
32 16 5 Played P 4 15 32
13 8 4 Won W 0 3 5
11 2 0 Drew D 3 8 17
8 6 1 Lost L 1 4 10
43 22 11 Scored S 4 14 26
33 18 6 Conceded C 6 15 32
88% 94% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 75% 80% 81%
78% 75% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 75% 73% 66%
41% 44% 80% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 27% 25%
22% 25% 40% Over 3.5 O 3.5 50% 13% 9%
9% 12% 20% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
53% 44% 60% BTTS BTTS 75% 47% 50%
31% 31% 20% Clean Sheets C S 25% 33% 28%
28% 31% 20% Failed to Score F T 25% 40% 41%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.3 2.6 3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3.5 3.2 2.8
2 1 0 Red cards R C 2 5 8
 
13.3 13.2 15.4 Shots (avg) S ( 8 10.1 11.2
4.6 4.6 5.4 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.2 3.4 3.3
29% 30% 41% Goal Efficiency G E 31% 27% 24%
Key stats in Serie B this season:
  • Cosenza have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Cosenza have the fewest matches over the total-line (8) in Serie B
  • Cosenza have the fewest scored goals in the second half (14) in Serie B
  • Cosenza have the most matches under the total-line (24) in Serie B
  • Venezia 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 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.