Cosenza vs Salernitana
Italian Serie B
Date: Thursday, 27 December 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Stadio San Vito-Luigi Marulla (Cosenza).
Cosenza made a slow start to the new season, but they look to have found the wanted winning formula as they are not intimidated by the higher division football anymore. Lupi lost 4-0 away at Spezia three weeks ago, but they rebounded in some style keeping back-to-back clean sheets in following two league affairs.
Piero Braglia’s men offered a very strong display on Saturday afternoon when they dispatched Venezia 0-1 on the road. Cosenza held control of the affair giving nothing away to Venezia and were rewarded with an 80th-minute winner from Tommaso D’Orazio. Can Lupi make it three straight league games without conceding a single goal?
They will have quite an intriguing challenge in the likes of Salernitana who ended their three-loss thread with a narrow last-gasp win over Foggia at the weekend.
Cosenza vs Salernitana: Head-to-head
It’s been three years since these two sides last played each other and back then they were battling it out in the third tier of Italian football.
Cosenza were slightly more successful over the course of history.
They won 4, drew 4 and lost 3 of 11 encounters with Salernitana.
Just one of past five H2H games saw three or more goals scored.
Cosenza vs Salernitana: Prediction
Granata managed to end a dreadful three-loss streak with the mentioned victory over ten-man Foggia in the previous round. They were not the superior side on the pitch throughout the 90 minutes if play, but still managed to snatch a massive three-pointer thanks to a stoppage-time goal from defender Luigi Vitale. Salernitana had a massive help from the visitors whose Alberto Gerbo was sent off with 18 minutes to go on the occasion.
The visitors thus returned to the battle for the promotional play-offs climbing up to 9th place in the Serie B standings with the win. They have, however, been dreadful travellers ever since the start of the campaign in this term. Angelo Gregorucci’s men took only three points from seven away matches in the league so far in the season.
Cosenza definitely come into this as form favourites and we see the value in backing them to win at 2.30.
Cosenza vs Salernitana: Bet Tips
Cosenza to win @ 2.30 (13/10)
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.53 (8/15).