Cesena vs Trapani by Enzo
Cesena is having pretty poor season so far, as the team stands only third from the bottom with nineteen points earned out of nineteen matches, which is just two less than safely placed sides. Their biggest problems so far was inconsistency in their game as the team can hardly get positive results in a row, while their performances on the road are more than terrible.
After ten matches played away from own fans, the team has only three points earned and five consecutive defeats, meaning that they know that they need to perform above average in their matches at home. In the most recent game, the team suffered a bit undeserved defeat away to Novara 3:1, mostly paying the price of entering the match slowly. Hosts had 3:0 lead already after the halftime (goals from Sansone, Scognamiglio and Calderoni), while the guests tried to respond in between and specially were better in the second halftime, but could only reduce towards the end via Garritano. Overall, they were a side who held more of the ball and created way more chances, but final effort wasn't at their best this time. Striker Nicola Dalmonte (8/1) can't play due doping suspension.
Trapani, on the other side, is even in a worse position than their opponents, as the team stands last, at the rock bottom position at the table with only twelve points earned so far. Moreover, the team has only one victory so far and is without a three pointer in last eight matches. Being already nine points below the safely placed sides their destiny isn't looking that bright.
In the most recent game played last weekend, the team suffered quite heavy 1:4 defeat in front of own fans against Frosinone, an obviously in-form side. Visitors simply looked like much more mature side that always knew what they wanted with the ball to their feet and knew how to exploit opponents mistakes. They took the lead in tenth minute via Dionisi, but the hosts managed to reply via Coronado in 46th. That was pretty much everything they did since the visitors rulled the second halftime later on, scoring the victory easy thanks to goals from Ciofani (twice) and Kragl.
Experienced central defender Christian Terlizzi is still unavailable to play, while guests also can't count at suspended midfielder Antonino Barilla (17/0) and striker Nicola Citro (16/2).
Cesena is showing much more this season, especially in previous couple of rounds even when not getting the right scores for themselves. Trapani is far away from a decent side on the road and with very low quality in attack, I can't see them being very competitive here. Cesena has what it takes to overcome direct rival in the relegation battle.