Benevento and SPAL meet at Stadio Ciro Vigorito, in a match for the 17 th round of Serie A. The history of recent direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which records 2 wins and 1 loss in the last 3 matches. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 21-01-2017, ended with the SPAL victory by (2-0). In this game the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
After 1 draw and 15 losses, the home team is currently in the 20th position, with 1 point won. In their last match, they lost with Udinese by (2-0), after in the previous match they tied for (2-2) at home, in a match against Milan. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 2 wins, 4 draws and 9 losses in away matches; against 5 wins, 2 draws and 8 losses at their stadium. In the last 8 home league matches Benevento has a record of 1 draw and 7 losses, so they have won 1 point out of 24 possible.
For this competition, he does not win 16 games ago. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (3 out of 8 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 for this competition there is a tendency for goals, since 6 of the last 8 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals. This is a team that usually scores a few times first: it only opened the scoring in 2 of its last 16 games for Serie A, of these 2 it reached the halftime advantage in 1 but never managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘ . In 16 matches in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 14 times and never got the comeback.
The Benevento continues to make a disastrous campaign in the Italian championship, being the only club that has not yet won in the competition, plus it comes from another defeat. On the occasion, he finished more than twice as many times as the opponent, but he was very inefficient, finishing ahead of Udinese. The appalling situation of the team is not by chance, since it has the worst defense of the competition, with an average of 2.37 goals suffered per game, and also the worst attack, with only eight goals scored in sixteen games. Playing at home, he owns the worst campaign and in that condition he also has the worst defense. The 4-3-3 must be the tactical scheme used in this duel, with highlight for D’Alessandro in the offensive sector.
The away team is currently in the 18 th position, with 11 points won, after 2 wins, 5 draws and 9 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Roma, by (3-1). In the last match, they tied in a home match against Hellas Verona, by (2-2). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 2 wins, 4 draws and 9 losses in away matches, with 12 goals scored and 24 conceded; against 6 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses at their stadium, with 20 goals scored and 16 suffered. For the championship, the SPAL won 2 points out of 24 possible points, after 2 draws and 6 losses in the last 8 away matches.
For this competition, they have not won any of the last 8 away matches. In their away league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 1-0 (4 out of 8 matches). The team has conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 7 of the last 8 matches for this competition have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 16 matches in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 9 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 9 away matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 6 of their 16 goals between minutes (16’-30 ‘).
The SPAL, like its rival, has a weak performance in the Italian league, and although it has already won two games, five days ago it won no victories. In his last match, missed few passes and had more possession of the ball, but left the Verona open a lead by 0x2, having to find the tie, which he achieved in the final minutes of the game. As it became evident in this last day, the defensive system has been one of the great responsible for the disastrous campaign of the team, since in only two games it did not suffer goals and now it is among the five with the most goals suffered in the competition. In addition, his attack is the second least completed, also showing negative numbers in possession of the ball. There are great possibilities for the coach to organize the team in 3-5-2, keeping Viviani as a reference in midfield.
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