Cittadella and Benevento measure forces at Stadio Pier Cesare Tombolato, in a match for the 21st round of Serie B. In the last direct showdown for this edition of the league, on 31-08-2019, the Benevento won at home by (4 -one). The record of direct confrontations in this stadium is favorable to the visiting team, which in the last 3 matches won 2 and lost 1. Indeed, the last time these two teams met in this stadium was on 21.05-2019, in a Serie B match that ended Benevento’s victory by (1-2). F. Proia (10 ‘) scored the goals of the match, for Cittadella, and R. Insigne (76′) and M. Coda (83 ‘), for Benevento. The home / away condition deserves particular attention, since despite this being a match between 5th and 1st of the league table, it is actually a confrontation between the 15th ranked in home games and the 1st as a visitor.
After 8 wins, 6 draws and 6 losses, the home team is currently in 5th position, with 30 points won. In their last game, they tied with Spezia out by (1‑1), after in the previous match they lost by (1‑3) at home, in a match against Virtus Entella. This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, usually conquer as many points at home as outside. In his last matches he scored 13 goals and suffered 15 at home, against 10 scored and 9 suffered as a visitor. In its last 10 home games for the championship, Cittadella won 4, drew 3 and lost 3, so it conquered 15 points in 30 possible. In their home league games the most frequent final result at the break was 0-0 (4 in 10 games). The team allowed goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 matches, so he has not presented great defensive strength, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 20 games in the competition, he suffered the first goal 9 times and only got 1 comeback.
In the last game, the local club did not achieve more than a draw against Spezia, away from home, by 1×1, but continues to make a good campaign so far, currently occupying the fifth place in the championship, with 30 points in 20 games, a place that at the beginning guarantees the right to play in the final games to see if the team gets one of the places that can take Citadella to the elite division of Italian football. However, the team wants more. The speech is of confidence in the victory and, in what is missing from the championship, the objective is to reach the first places and thus obtain the place of direct access for the first division.
After 14 wins, 5 draws and 1 loss, the away team is currently in 1st position, with 47 points won. In their last game, they tied with Pisa at home by (1‑1), after in the previous match they won at home, in a match against Ascoli, by (4‑0). This is a team that is usually more competitive at home, since it conquered 18 points out and 29 in its stadium, with 11 goals scored and 7 suffered as a visitor, against 24 goals scored and 3 suffered at home. In his last away game for this competition he won by (1-2) against Chievo. In its last 9 games as a visitor to the championship Benevento records 5 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss, so it conquered 18 points in 27 possible. In their home league games the most frequent final result at the break was 0-0 (4 in 9 games). The defense has been strong and only suffered goals in 3 of the last 10 matches, and their attack has scored regularly, as they always scored at least one goal in the last 10 games for this competition. This is a team that usually does not feel difficult to open the scoring: he scored the first goal in 16 of the last 20 games for Serie B, of these 16 he came to rest in advantage in 10 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 13.
Benevento is doing an excellent campaign so far. He is the isolated leader of the competition, with an incredible 47 points added in 20 games and an advantage of 12 points for the second, leaving the team in one of the places of access to the elite division of Italian football or even the tan expected competition title, a fact that would have no precedent in the entire history of the club. The team’s speech is cautious, but the fans are still very excited about the situation of the club, which at each round is about to conquer the cup.