Italy Serie B

Serie B First Leg Play Off Preview: Cittadella v Venezia

The first leg of the Serie B play-off final will see Venezia travel to Cittadella.

Cittadella managed to win 1-0 over Brescia in the preliminary round of the play-offs. They then won 3-2 over two legs against AC Monza.

Venezia won the preliminary round 3-2 in extra time. The 90 minutes finished 1-1, they conceded first in extra time, but managed to score two to seal a place in the semi-finals. In the semi-finals, Venezia won 2-1 on aggregate.

Team News

Cittadella will be without defender Amedeo Benedetti, who has a heel injury.

Venezia will be without defender Michele Cremonesi and forward Magnus Karlsson who are both injured. There are doubts over Lauri Ala-Myllymaki, Luca Lezzerini and Riccardo Pigozzo.

Head-to-Head

The two games in the regular season saw Venezia win at home 1-0 and the return fixture finish in a 1-1 draw.

Form                                                                                                                                       

Cittadella: LWWDL

Venezia: DWWDD

Final Thoughts

Both sides played the preliminary round so the players may be struggling with fatigue. Neither side will want to risk too much in the first leg, with a close, cagey first leg expected.

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