Benevento and Chievo meet at Stadio Ciro Vigorito, in a match for the 19th round of Serie A. This will be the first direct confrontation between these two teams, as they have never faced each other before.
After 1 draw and 17 losses, the home team is currently in the 20th position, with 1 point won. In their last match, they lost in an away match against Genoa by (1-0), after in the previous match they lost (1-2) at home, in a match against SPAL. In the last 9 home league matches Benevento has a record of 1 loss and 8, so they have won 1 point out of 27 possible.
For this competition, he has not won 18 games. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (4 out of 9 matches). The team has not been very strong defensively, since it has suffered goals in the last 10 games which it disputed in this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 7 of the last 9 matches for this competition have ended with Over 2,5 goals. This is a team that scores only few times and was only able to open the scoring in 3 of its last 18 games for Serie A, of these 3 came to the break in advantage in 1 but never managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90s ‘ In 18 matches in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 15 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 11 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 3 of their 6 goals between minutes (46’-60 ‘).
The Benevento enters the field for this game thinking only of the victory, to try to liven up the terrible situation that lives in the Italian league, since it is the only one of the twenty clubs that has not yet won in the competition and comes from three defeats in a row . The last one was outside home, against Genoa, in a match in which many passes, but showed some defensive consistency, suffering the goal of defeat and in the last minutes of the game. As was evident in that game, it has been characterized by a very inefficient offensive sector, which scored only one goal in the last three days. This can be explained by the fact that the team fails to maintain possession of the ball for a long time, since it has the third worst average possession of the championship ball. The coach is often changing the tactical system of the team, but must keep Costa as a reference in the defense.
After 5 wins, 6 draws and 7 losses, the away team is currently in the 13 th position of the league, with 21 points won. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Crotone, by (1-0). In the last match, they lost in a home match against Bologna, by (2-3). For the championship, Chievo won 9 points out of 27 possible points, after 2 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses in the last 9 home matches.
For this competition, they have not won any of the last 5 away matches. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition, so it was not very strong defensively. This is a team that marks few times is first and only managed to open the scoring in 4 of its last 18 games for Serie A, and never reached the break in advantage. In 18 matches in this competition, they only got 3 comebacks in the 11 matches in which they suffered the first goal.
Chievo, like the rival of this game, is not going through a good time in the Italian league, although it is still in a slightly more comfortable situation. The visiting team does not win four days ago and now it comes from two consecutive defeats. The last of them happened before his fans, in a very intense game against Bologna, which reached the tie twice, but suffered the goal of defeat already in the final minutes of the second half. The goals suffered at home in that game reveal that the main problem of the team has been the inconsistency of the defensive system, which is now the fifth worst in the competition. Playing away from home, he conquered only one third of the points played so far and in that condition he scored only seven goals. The 4-3-1-2 should be the tactical formation used in this duel by coach Maran, who should not make major changes to the starting eleven.
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