Tuesday, 30 October 2007

Serie B Week 12: Midweek Preview

Brescia are the new leaders in Serie B, but they won’t have time to savour their success as the relentless pace continues with tonight’s games.

The Rondinelle are on top of the table and flying after their 4-1 demolition of a dire Triestina outfit. Serse Cosmi’s men travel to struggling Spezia with the taste for blood. The pace setters are unbeaten on the road and strong favourites to come home with the points. The Ligurian hosts will be boosted by the return of key striker Massimiliano Guidetti, but they need to tighten up their defence if they are to defy the odds.

Chievo and Albinoleffe meet at the Stadio Bentegodi looking to stay on Brescia’s trail. The second-placed Flying Donkeys would have seen this as a safe three points in pre-season, but the Bergamo minnows have stunned their Cadetti colleagues by firing their way to fourth spot. While Elio Gustinetti’s men are on a high, they will need to be at their best to stop the Gialloblu on home soil where they have only conceded four times all campaign.

Pisa were finally brought back down to earth with a defeat against fellow Second Division newcomers Grosseto last weekend. They must now try and prevent a return to reality as they take on play-off chasers Modena. Amongst the most inconsistent sides in the country, Modena are a gambler’s nightmare and this game, as any of theirs, could go either way.

Two sides with big aspirations meet at the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara as Bologna welcome Ascoli. The visitors devastated Cesena 5-2 last weekend, while the Felsinei were held 0-0 by Frosinone to extend their remarkable record to five games without conceding a goal. Bologna have conceded just five times all campaign, but it will be fascinating to see their rock-solid back line tested by the prolific partnership of Andrea Soncin and Marco Bernacci.

Meanwhile, Rimini take on Piacenza in an Emilia-Romagna derby and Beppe Pillon could watch his last game as Treviso Coach unless they see off Frosinone.

Source: C4 Football Italia

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