Livorno vs Benevento
Italy – Serie B
Date: Monday, 4 March 2019
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK
Venue: Stadio Armando Picchi, Livorno.
Benevento have made the Serie B top 2 cut with a 2-1 win over Pescara on Tuesday and sit four points behind the table-toppers Brescia, now travelling to Livorno for their Matchday 27 clash in the hope they can build on the lengthy unbeaten streak and snatch important points on Monday evening.
Gli Stregoni have beaten Venezia, Salernitana, and Citadella with only a 1-1 draw at Foggia interrupting the winning streak, as they conceded a late goal at Stadio Comunale Pino Zaccheria. They have now picked up their team spirits once again and we expect a very motivated outfit at Stadio Armando Picchi too!
Livorno have struggled for consistency and consequently sit in the immediate dangers zone but they have proven themselves a tough side to beat in front of the home crowd, where they haven’t suffered a loss since early November. They’ve earned three wins and four draws in last seven home outings and Roberto Breda should have no troubles getting the best of his men despite a convincing 3-0 loss at Spezia now behind them.
Livorno vs Benevento: Head-to-head
This will be the sides’ only third head-to-head clash ever.
Benevento earned a narrow 1-0 home win over the rivals earlier this term with a single goal from Massimo Coda.
Livorno beat Benevento 2-1 in their only head-to-head clash at this ground, turning a 2012 Coppa Italia clash their way.
Livorno vs Benevento: Prediction
We will now back Livorno to show off as tough rivals to beat at Stadio Armando Picchi once again and deny the rivals a top spot challenge here, as we stick our necks out for a Draw at 3.00 – which feels like a lively longshot at this point.
However, we feel they’ll have to put on a very solid defensive display to shut down the rivals as we now also back a low-scoring contest with Under 2.5 goals FT at 1.61! They have seen such clashes here lately and this feels like a safe bet now.
Livorno vs Benevento: Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.00
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.61