Ascoli head to Stadio Piercesare Tombolato on Saturday for the Serie B showdown with hosts Cittadella.
View all Cittadella v Ascoli tips, stats and our pre-match poll below (inc. the best betting odds).
Cittadella fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being a 0-2 Serie B triumph against Reggiana.
In that match, Cittadella managed 51% possession and 23 shots at goal with 9 on target. For Cittadella, the goals were scored by Federico Proia (9') and Roberto Ogunseye (65'). For their opponents, Reggiana had 8 attempts on goal with 4 on target.
Their latest results really do illustrate the point that much respect should be given to the Cittadella backline. Granata have kept it tight, with the total number of goals that have flown into the back of their net over the course of their previous six games standing at 4.
A look at their previous results shows us that Cittadella:
- have left without a victory over Ascoli in their previous 4 league games.
- have not been beaten in their last 5 home league matches.
Ascoli come into this encounter following on from a 2-1 Serie B win versus Reggina in their last match.
In that game, Ascoli managed 60% possession and 6 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. For Ascoli, goals were scored by Gianmarco Cangiano (83') and Oliver Kragl (91'). At the other end, Reggina had 13 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. Daniele Liotti (19') scored for Reggina.
The numbers tell their own story, and Ascoli have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 9 goals in all. In defence, Bianconeri just haven’t been too solid at all. Let’s find out if that trend will be sustained into this next match.
Their prior results show that Ascoli:
- haven't been beaten by Cittadella when having played them away from home in the previous 2 matches in the league.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 10 league matches. A poor run.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head duels going back to 26/08/2017, there has been little to separate the clubs with Cittadella winning 2 of those games, Ascoli 2 and 2 being draws in regulation time.
A sum of 18 goals were produced between them in this period, with 9 for Granata and 9 being from Bianconeri. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.
The last league fixture featuring these sides was Serie B match day 35 on 17/07/2020 when it ended Cittadella 1-2 Ascoli.
On that occasion, Cittadella managed 59% possession and 13 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. The scorers were Davide Adorni (55' Own goal) and Christian D'Urso (62').
Ascoli got 9 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Pinto (70') scored.
The referee was Gianluca Aureliano.
Team News: Cittadella
Cittadella boss Roberto Venturato will be thankful to have no fitness worries to speak of coming into this match owing to a fully injury-free group available to choose from.
Team News: Ascoli
Owing to a fully injury-free squad available to select from, Ascoli boss Andrea Sottil has no fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this match.
In this game, Cittadella look set to fashion enough chances to find the net more than once while possibly not conceding when they meet Ascoli, who may well struggle to find the back of the net.
We’re therefore anticipating a decent 2-0 victory for Cittadella come full-time.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Piercesare Tombolato (7,623)
Captain: Manuel Iori
Chairman: Andrea Gabrielli
Manager: Roberto Venturato
Competitions: Serie B position 3
⭐ Star Man: Roberto Ogunseye
Usually taking up the Striker position, Roberto Ogunseye was born in Mantova, Italy. Having played his first senior match for Cittadella in the 2020 - 2021 season, the goalscoring Forward has struck 5 league goals in this Serie B 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in 16 appearances.