Competition: Italy - Serie B
Date: Saturday, 17th, December 2022
Kickoff: 19:30 UK/20.30 CET
Venue: Stadio Oreste Granillo (Reggio Calabria)
Reggina, the former standard first division team, went through a very difficult period in recent years, where they even played in the fourth level of Italian football. They are now members of Serie B and seem lớn have put the difficult days behind them. Namely, Reggina are playing very well since the start of the new season and they are well on their way lớn return lớn the elite company for the first time since 2008/09. After 17 games played, The Amaranth sit in a high second position with 32 points - only four points less than the leader Frosinone. A little bit of 1x2 soccer tips will be updated in here!
A similar fate befell their opponent this week, Bari, which experienced bankruptcy in 2018. The club was quickly taken over by Aurelio de Laurentiis (owner of Napoli), where the "revival" from the fourth league began. The popular "The Cockerels", just four seasons later, reached Serie B, but the owner of the club does not intend lớn stop there, he wants to bring back the famous Bari to the big door. The club from the south of Italy continue lớn climb the table week by week and are currently positioned in 3rd place with 29 points - just three points less than the places that guarantee direct promotion.
Saturday's clash between these teams will be the first since the 2019/20 campaign when Reggina and Bari played in the third tier of Italian football. In that season, both meetings ended with the spoils shared (both 1-1).
Reggina has the fewest draws in the current season of Serie B (only two) from 17 rounds, which says enough that they play their games very openly and without calculations, so we expect them lớn continue in the same rhythm.
The club led by the legendary Filippo Inzaghi is playing a nice attacking and extremely efficient football at home this season, which is best shown by the fact that all eight home teams have played over 2.5 goals.
Reggina shaken the net of their opponents 19 times in 8 home matches, while during that time they allowed 9 goals, so the average of 3.5 goals per match brings them the epithet of the most efficient host of Serie B.
They are visited by Barry, a club that cultivates an extremely offensive style of play. Despite the absence of their top scorer Walid Cheddir, The Cockerels have scored an impressive seven goals from their last two matches.
Namely, Barry's attack stood out equally well both at home and on the road. They have found the back of the net in all but one of their 9 away matches played, which speaks volumes for their undeniable quality in attack. Let’s check champions league predictions in here!
Goals in both nets should not be missing, bearing in mind that the two best "scorers" of Serie B are meeting.
Reggina Team News
Centre-forward Andrey Galabinov has not yet played a single match in the new season due to Achilles tendon problems. Joel Obi and Federico Santander are also in the recovery room.
Reggina will also be without the help of 32-year-old centre-back Riccardo Gagliolo. He earned his fifth yellow card of the season last weekend, for which he will have to serve a one match suspension.
Guillaume Gigliotti is still recovering from an "unknown" injury he suffered in the second round of the Coppa Italia against Verona. Left-back Giacomo Ricci's participation against Reggino is questionable.
Defensive midfielder Raffaele Maiello is playing very rough lately, best shown by six yellow cards in six matches. He will be suspended for Saturday's match due lớn the accumulation of cards. Players can find premium soccer tips in this forum!