Virtus Entella fights Salernitana in Serie B battle

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Competition: Italy Serie B
Competition: Sat 10.April
Match begins: 12:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stadio Comunale Chiavari (4154 seats)

The visiting Salernitana side should be favourites in this visit to Virtus Entella, as the away team holds a 32 point advantage from their 32 league games this season.

Insights:
  • Virtus Entella have the fewest scored goals (25) in Serie B
  • Salernitana have the most clean sheets (7) away in Serie B

We should expect both teams to be fresh and ready for this match, as there is some time since both teams last played. Let's have a look at how the teams are doing!

It should be mentioned that Salernitana play their home matches on grass, so they have to adjust for this one as it's played on artifical turf. Does it matter? Recent statistics for Salernitana on artifical turf are 0 victories, 0 draws and 4 defeats from four games. In these matches they have a goal statistics scored/conceded: 2-7. You can compare this with overall results below.

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Virtus Entella form and stats

Virtus Entella's results here at Stadio Comunale Chiavari in the Serie B have been very modest with 3 victories, 4 draws and 9 defeats. The home team are struggling everywhere these days as they haven't won a league-game, regardless of being the home or the away team, in 13 attempts.

In their previous game, the manager V. Vivarini led his Entella to a defeat in the Serie B match away at Pordenone. The manager is hoping to put things right immediately here at Stadio Comunale Chiavari. In the match before that, Virtus Entella hosted Monza and drew the game 1-1.

Entella aren't scoring a lot here at Stadio Comunale Chiavari in the league, with only 15 goals from 16 games. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 1 of these goals has been scored in their last three home matches. Entella have conceded 27 from these games. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 3 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 home matches.

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Salernitana form and stats

The visitors, who have the most clean sheets (7) away in Serie B, are W5-D6-L5 on the road this term. That's in the Serie B.

Emanuele Cicerelli scored in Salernitana's previous match, the home game against Frosinone that ended 1-0. It was a defeat before that one as the away game against Lecce wasn't a success with a 0-2 loss.

Emanuele Cicerelli came off the bench to score the winning goal in the match against Frosinone last time out, making the manager F. Castori feel like a tactical genius.

The attacking power of Salernitana when travelling is not overwhelming with 12 goals scored from 16 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. Salernitana have conceded 20 goals in these away matches. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 2 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.

Head 2 Head

The two sides played each other earlier this season: Salernitana - Entella 2-1. Numbers for the last ten meetings between these two teams are: three wins for Entella, two draws and five wins for Salernitana. Over 2,5 goals: three times; under 2,5 goals: seven games.

Top Goalscorers

SalernitanaG. Tutino
G. Tutino
10 goals
EntellaM. Mancosu
M. Mancosu
5 goals
SalernitanaM. Đurić
M. Đurić
5 goals

Virtus Entella missing players

Salernitana missing players

Virtus Entella Salernitana
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
32 16 5 Played P 4 16 32
4 3 0 Won W 2 5 14
10 4 1 Drew D 2 6 12
18 9 4 Lost L 0 5 6
25 15 4 Scored S 3 12 33
51 27 14 Conceded C 0 20 29
84% 94% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 50% 75% 81%
66% 75% 80% Over 1.5 O 1.5 25% 62% 62%
44% 38% 40% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 38% 31%
19% 19% 40% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 19% 12%
16% 19% 40% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 6% 6%
47% 50% 60% BTTS BTTS 0% 31% 38%
25% 19% 0% Clean Sheets C S 100% 44% 47%
44% 38% 40% Failed to Score F T 50% 50% 34%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.8 2.8 2.2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.5 2.5 2.6
4 2 1 Red cards R C 0 1 3
 
9.2 9.9 8.6 Shots (avg) S ( 15 10.8 11.1
2.8 3.3 2.6 Shots on Target (avg) S O 4 3.2 3.4
28% 28% 31% Goal Efficiency G E 19% 23% 29%
Key stats in Serie B this season:
  • Salernitana have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Salernitana have the most clean sheets (7) away in Serie B
  • Virtus Entella have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored.
  • Virtus Entella have the fewest scored goals (25) in Serie B
  • Virtus Entella have the most conceded goals (27) at home in Serie B
  • Virtus Entella have the most conceded goals (51) in Serie B
  • Virtus Entella have the most conceded goals in the second half (35) in Serie B
  • Virtus Entella have the the worst goal difference (-12) at home in Serie B
  • Virtus Entella have the the worst goal difference (-26) 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.