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Cosenza come up against away team Ascoli at Stadio San Vito-Gigi Marulla in the Serie B clash on Friday.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Cosenza v Ascoli are shown on this page (inc. the best betting odds).
Cosenza will play in this fixture following on from a 1-1 Serie B draw against Reggiana.
In that game, Cosenza managed 47% possession and 9 shots at goal with 4 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Cosenza was Ettore Gliozzi (3'). Reggiana got 13 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Ivan Varone (75') was the scorer for Reggiana.
Cosenza have really struggled up front of late. Their sum of goals stands at just 4 versus opposition teams over the course of their previous 6 outings. In those games, Bruzi have also seen the tally of goals against them come to 6. That kind of trend might not be carried forward into this game, of course.
Heading into this fixture, Cosenza are without a win at home for the past 2 league matches.
In their last fixture, Ascoli drew 0-0 in the Serie B match with Cremonese.
In that game, Ascoli had 55% possession and 13 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. On the other side, Cremonese got 12 shots at goal with 5 of them on target.
Over the course of 5 of the prior 6 games featuring Ascoli, a relatively low number of goals have gone in between them and their opponents. The overall average goals scored per game during that period comes out as just 1.83, with the number of goals averaged by Bianconeri equalling 0.83.
Their previous form shows that Ascoli:
- haven't been defeated by Cosenza when they've played them away from home in the last 2 league games.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 3 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Inspecting their prior head to head clashes stretching back to 22/03/2003 tells us that Cosenza have won 1 of these & Ascoli 3, with the number of drawn matches being 2.
In all, 14 goals were scored between them in this period, with 6 of them for Bruzi and 8 belonging to Bianconeri. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.33.
The last league contest featuring the two was Serie B match day 12 on 15/12/2020 and the score finished Ascoli 0-3 Cosenza.
In that match, Ascoli managed 49% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target.
Cosenza had 19 attempts on goal with 8 on target. Jaime Báez (45'), Ettore Gliozzi (48') and Luca Bittante (79') scored.
The referee was Ivan Robilotta.
Team News: Cosenza
Luca Bittante (Cruciate Ligament Injury), Abou Ba (Overstretching), Jerry Mbakogu (Muscle Injury) and Raffaele Schiavi (Muscle Injury) will not be able to play for Cosenza gaffer Roberto Occhiuzzi.
Team News: Ascoli
Due to a fully injury-free group available to choose from, Ascoli boss Andrea Sottil has no fitness concerns at all coming into this match. Federico Dionisi will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
We’re thinking that Ascoli have the capability to score a goal against this Cosenza side, although it probably won’t quite be as many as they will have scored against them.
Our tip is for a close game with a 2-1 victory for Cosenza by the time that the referee blows the final whistle. Let’s wait and see how it plays out.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio San Vito-Gigi Marulla (24,209)
Captain: Angelo Corsi
Chairman: Eugenio Guarascio
Manager: Roberto Occhiuzzi
Competitions: Serie B position 16
🔑 Key Player: Mirko Carretta
Typically played in the Right Wing position, Mirko Carretta was born in Gallipoli, Italy. After having made a senior debut playing for Ternana in the 2017 - 2018 season, the gifted Forward has netted 4 league goals in the Serie B 2020 - 2021 season so far in a total of 28 appearances.