Cittadella vs Benevento
Italy – Serie B Promotion Playoff
Date: Tuesday, 21st May 2019
Kick-off at 20.00 UK/ 21.00 CET
Venue: Stadio Pier Cesare Tombolato (Cittadella).
Benevento clearly was the best of the rest, excluding the top-two who got a direct promotion. While the remaining five teams who got qualified for the playoffs, did so with minor point-differences, Benevento posted a comfortable five-point lead at the top over the fourth-placed Pescara. They are also the only team, along with the top two, to post 60 goals on the table.
Of the remaining, only two managed to touch even 50. Citadella has the home advantage for this tie and needs to make the most of it, as they are sure of a tough set of ninety minutes in the second leg. If they harbor any chance of qualification to the next round, they must avoid conceding at any cost.
Cittadella vs Benevento Head-to-head (h2h)
- Benevento won the last three games in a row.
- Cittadella scored a single goal in the last five encounters combined.
- The last time these two met at this venue, Benevento recorded the win.
- Only once has Cittadella kept a clean sheet against this opponent.
Cittadella vs Benevento Prediction
Both teams are in good form, courtesy of which they qualified for the playoffs. With their season-long hard work coming under review in these few post-season games, count on them to give the best of the performances. Especially since a place in the top division in on offer.
Considering the home advantage of Cittadella, and the fact that they have scored in 21 of their last 23 home ties, count on them to find the back of the net in this crucial tie.
But it also needs to be noted that Benevento has been the better performer, be it overall, or against each other. They won the last three h2h ties in a row, and only once have they failed to score against this team. Moreover, Benevento realizes the importance of recording a goal here, as it will give them a mental boost for the second leg. Expect goals from either side of the pitch this week in the Serie B.
Cittadella vs Benevento Betting Tips
Double Chance: Benevento or Draw @ 1.60 (3/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.75 (3/4).