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Benevento arrive at Stadio Cino e Lillo Del Duca on Friday for the Serie B game with home side Ascoli.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Ascoli v Benevento, scroll down - as well as the best betting odds.
Ascoli will be looking to improve on their last outing here following the 1-0 Serie B losing effort in their last game against Pisa.
On the other side, Pisa got 8 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. Nicholas Siega (45') scored for Pisa.
Davide Dionigi's Ascoli have hit the back of the net 9 times over their preceding 6 outings. At the other end, the tally of goals that have been scored against them in those games is 6.
Their previous form shows that Ascoli:
- have not registered a win against Benevento in their previous 2 matches in the league.
- have not been beaten in their last 4 league matches at home.
Since a loss in their previous game against Chievo Verona in Serie B action, Benevento and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that match, Benevento had 65% possession and 21 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. For their opponents, Chievo Verona got 8 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. Luca Garritano (10') was the scorer for Chievo Verona.
The stats tell the story, and Benevento have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 10 goals in total. At the back, Benevento could really do with shoring things up.
Going into this encounter, Benevento have not beaten Ascoli in games played away from home for the previous 2 league matches.
Head to head
A look at their past head to head clashes dating back to 13/04/2014 shows us that Ascoli have won 1 of these & Benevento 2, with the tally of draws standing at 3.
An aggregate of 16 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 5 for Bianconeri and 11 for Benevento. The average goals per game has been 2.67.
The previous league clash featuring these clubs was Serie B match day 19 on 29/12/2019 when it ended Benevento 4-0 Ascoli.
On that day, Benevento had 39% possession and 24 attempts on goal with 10 on target. The scorers were Alessandro Tuia (33') and Marco Sau (65', 91', 94').
Ascoli had 11 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Giovanni Ayroldi.
Team News: Ascoli
Giacomo Beretta (Ankle Surgery) and Lorenzo Rosseti (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will be missing for Ascoli boss Davide Dionigi.
Team News: Benevento
Due to a mostly full-strength squad, there’s just a single fitness problem for the Benevento manager Filippo Inzaghi to be concerned about. Luca Antei (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) misses out for this game.
We’re inclined to think that Benevento would be disappointed if they were not to put one past this Ascoli team, however that is unlikely to prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We reckon that it will be a very close game with a 2-1 win for Ascoli at the end of the match. We’ll have to see what happens.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Cino e Lillo Del Duca (12,400)
Captain: Michele Troiano
Chairman: Carlo Neri
Manager: Davide Dionigi
Competitions: Serie B position 14
⭐ Key Player: Gianluca Scamacca
Mostly used in the Striker position, Gianluca Scamacca was born in Rome, Italy. After having played his first senior match for Jong PSV in the 2015 - 2016 season, the accomplished Forward has struck 9 league goals in the Serie B 2019 - 2020 season so far in a total of 32 appearances.