Benevento vs Cittadella
Date: Tuesday, 4 December 2018
Kick-Off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Ciro Vigoito (Benevento).
Serie B rivals Benevento and Cittadella take on each other in the fourth round of Coppa Italia on Tuesday afternoon at Stadio Ciro Vigorito. The hosts made an upset in the previous round when they eliminated the elite class side Udinese 1-2 away at Dacia Arena. Andres Tello bagged the match-winner late in the first period of extra-time back in mid-August.
Citta were even more convincing against another Serie A side Empoli beating them 0-3 at Stadio Carlo Castellani to book this third round fixture with the Sorcerers. Stefano Scappini was the catalyst for the victory as his brace opened up the way for Roberto Venturato’s men to make an upset on the occasion.
Benevento vs Cittadella: Head-to-head
Teams have three wins apiece coming into their seventh head to head encounter.
They have already played each other at the start of the Serie B season as Benevento picked up a narrow 0-1 victory in late-September.
Each of last three H2H games saw the same 1-0 scoreline, Benevento winning two and losing one along.
Benevento vs Cittadella: Prediction
Christian Bucchi’s troops re-gained the much-needed confidence with a 2-1 home win over Perugia. It was midfielder Filippo Bandinelli who bagged the match-winner at the death of the game to end a streak of three straight outings without a victory for the Sorcerers.
Benevento’s main problem was actually the lack of meticulousness at the back in most recent set of fixtures. The team conceded two or more goals in each of three games during the mentioned winless thread. Each of last five matches they played in Serie B saw goals scored at both ends which is why we don’t quite expect the continuation of a low-scoring trend in latest H2H games between these two likes.
Citta head into this unbeaten in last seven games. They drew three of past four though, but still sit at the sky-high 4th place in the Serie B standings level on points with Benevento.
The draw looks to be the closest of three outcomes here and we will back it at the odds of 3.20 as the main betting option.
Benevento vs Cittadella: Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.20 (11/5)
BTTS @ 1.90 (9/10).