Perugia seems to have lost the plot after a solid start to the season and are sliding down the league table towards the relegation zone. After picking 4 wins and a draw from the first six games, the team is win-less in the next six which completely damaged the morale in the dressing room. The Grifoni are coming on the back of an away draw at Cremonese which temporarily halt their losing streak of five matches. One must expect better from the team that finished fourth in the league last season and went as far as the promotion play-off semifinals.
U.S. Avellino avoid relegation by the slimmest of the margins last season by finishing 17th. Their start is slightly better this time with 5 wins coming from the 12 games so far. Yet, they are only 2 points above the drop zone at the moment. Form-wise, Avellino lost 4 of their last five matches in the Serie B. And they have little to show in the away form column. They managed only 1 win from the 6 road games so far and conceded 13 goals, which is an average of 2.1 goals per game.
Perugia have the quality in their squad and it is a mystery why they are playing so bad at the moment. Yet, they must have gained some confidence after holding the third placed Cremonese to a 3-3 draw last week. On the other hand, Avellino have been inconsistent throughout the season. Adding this to their poor away credentials and underwhelming h2h record against Perugia, the hosts are poised to end their barren run.
Serie B match in Italy between the teams of Perugia and Avellino. This is a major challenge for both teams, who have to move away from a relegation zone that is very close due to a very short ranking. The Umbrian team, 16th place at 14 points, 4W 2D and 6L, 22 goals scored and 24 suffered. They want to continue well after the draw of Cremona 3: 3, arrived after a bad series of five consecutive defeats and have the chance to get past the irpina team. Guests 13th place with 16 points, 5W 1D and 6L, 20 goals scored and 21 suffered.