Latina - PadovaFor this match of Serie B we have two teams with a completely different form.
Latina has gained 9 points in the last 5 matches, winning two of them and
not losing a single match. They only scored 4 goals during this period,
but meanwhile they conceded only 2. As a matter of fact they have the best
home defence of the league (together with Palermo) with only 8 goals
conceded in 12 matches.
They are a pretty solid team, especially at home,and they sit in 7th
position (only 4 points away from the third spot) fighting for a playoff
spot. During the winter market Latina strengthened its roster with two
great players for this league: Viviani (a young midfielder of As Roma who
played on loan for Pescara at the start of the season) and Michele
Paolucci (a striker who played for Siena at the start of the season) who
played very well so far with Johnatan as a striker since his arrival to
Padova are second to last in the standing and they're struggling to stay
in this division, even if they changed trainer. They only gained 3 points
in the last 5 matches winning only one and losing the rest of them. They
are the worst team away from home, having won only one match, tying
another one and losing 10 matches.
For this match Latina will miss Laribi (mid. 2 apps), Figliomeni (def 12
apps 1 goal), Chiricò (striker 6 apps) and Baldan (def 1 app).
Padova's missings are more important, since they will miss Santacroce (def
16 apps), Moretti (mid. 5 apps) and Vantaggiato (striker 17 apps 2 goals).
Regular goalkeeper Mazzoni (13 apps) is in doubt for the match and may
start from the bench.