Cittadella vs Spezia
Italian Serie B
Date: 29th March 2018, Thursday
Kick-off at 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Venue: Stadio Pier Cesare Tombolato (Cittadella).
Cittadella welcome Spezia for the potential 6-pointer promotion battle in the Italian Serie B. The home side is sitting inside the play-off zone, currently at 4th, while Spezia are just outside the promotion play-off zone with a 5-point deficit. The two teams are separated by 8 points at the start of kick-off.
Citta suffered a massive blow on the weekend when they were defeated 2-1 by Venezia, a result that cut short their lead with the team from Venice to 1 point. The loss has also other significance as their gap outside play-off zone is a meagre 6 point. Therefore, Thursday’s home fixture will be key in the promotion race.
Cittadella are not having the best of the runs at the moment and are currently on a three match win-less run across all venues. Their home record is yet again disappointing with only 1 win coming from the last 7 games.
On the other hand, Spezia were held to a 1-1 draw by the relegation threatened Ascoli. This is a poor result by all means and could have adverse effect on the team morale as the team sit on a five match win-less run. Moreover, Spezia have managed just 2 wins from their last 12 league games. Away form is not better either as they are a team with 2 wins all season.
Cittadella vs Spezia: Head-to-head
These two teams have been regular contenders in the Serie B over the years and their meetings are often too close to call. The last 9 head-to-head meetings produced 5 stalemates, while the teams share 2 wins a-piece.
Earlier this season, the teams settled for a goal-less draw, which is their fourth 0-0 draw in the 9-match period.
Cittadella vs Spezia: Prediction
There is little to write about the recent form of these teams and we might expect another tight clash on Thursday. So do the nearest history between them. However, I do not see a goal-less draw here, since both teams have proved their capability in front of goal this season.
Cittadella failed to score thrice during their 16 home games this season and they had only kept the same number of clean sheets in the process. Meanwhile, Spezia after a slow start have scored in 9 of their last 12 away games and they conceded in as many games. So, our pick has to be both teams to score.
Sighting the recent history between the teams, punters must look at the correct full-time score 1-1, offered in the region of 7.00 odd.
Cittadella vs Spezia: Bet Tips
Both teams to Score @ 2.10 odd is a potential banker bet.
Meanwhile, Over 1.5 goals at 1.44 odds offers decent security.
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