Spezia vs Cittadella
Italian Serie B
Date: Friday, 18 May 2019
Kick-Off 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Alberto Picco (La Spezia).
There was nothing to separate Spezia and Cittadella at the end of the regular season. Teams finished the campaign with 51 points apiece. It was record which joined them together for the promotional play-offs quarter-final.
Aquilotti will have the home court advantage in this single-legged tie thanks to a better head to head record in this term of Serie B.
Such advantage might prove decisive for the hosts who enjoyed a thrilling record at Stadio Alberto Picco this season.
Spezia won 10, drew 5 and lost just 3 of 18 league games on the home patch (31-18 goal difference along the way). They won three and drew one of past four home outings in the league.
Pasquale Marino’s side notched at least two goals in three of last four matches on the home patch. Cittadella’s vulnerable defensive line will thus be under a huge pressure on Friday evening.
Spezia vs Cittadella: Head-to-head
The head to head statistics is all tied at six wins, draws and defeats for each of teams.
Spezia were, however, in full control of late as they won each of past three meetings with Citta.
Just one of past six head to head encounters between these two likes saw three or more goals scored.
Spezia vs Cittadella: Prediction
The visitors allowed two or more goals in four of past six league affairs. They won just one of last 15 away from home in all competitions. They also fell in each of past three head to head encounters with Spezia.
These are all factors pointing out to the home win as the most likable of three outcomes to happen on Friday night at Stadio Alberto Picco. The value is strong with the 2.10 odds offered for such scenario.
Braver punters can try with Spezia to notch two or more goals (something they’ve done in three of last four home ties in the league) at the odds of 2.25.
Spezia vs Cittadella: Bet Tips
Spezia to win @ 2.10 (11/10)
Spezia Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.25 (5/4).