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Ascoli will be facing visitors Lecce at Stadio Cino e Lillo Del Duca in this Serie B clash on Saturday.
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Ascoli will be looking for an improved result here after the 0-1 Serie B defeat last time out to Lecce.
In that game, Ascoli had 41% possession and 0 attempts on goal with 0 on target. On the other side, Lecce got 1 attempts on goal with 1 on target. Strefezza (7') scored for Lecce.
Matches with Ascoli have often been lively affairs lately with high scoring anticipated. Over their past 6 games, the sum of 21 goals have been recorded for both teams combined (at an average of 3.5 goals per game) with 11 of those belonging to Ascoli.
Going into this encounter, Ascoli have not won at home in their last 2 matches in the league.
A series of dependable showings from the Lecce defence has resulted in their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 4 from their last 6 clashes overall. During the same period, the number of goals that they have scored themselves amounts to 12. We will just have to see if that trend can be continued on into this next match.
Coming into this fixture, Lecce have not been beaten in their last 3 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Looking at their prior head-to-head clashes stretching back to 27/10/2013 shows that Ascoli have won 2 of these games & Lecce 4, with the tally of drawn results being 0.
There were also goals galore in those games, with 23 overall at an average of 3.83 goals per match.
The last league meeting between these clubs was Serie B match day 21 on 05/02/2021 when it ended Lecce 1-2 Ascoli.
On that day, Lecce had 59% possession and 14 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. The scorer was Mariusz Stępiński (23').
On the other side, Ascoli had 13 shots on goal with 5 on target. Federico Dionisi (28', 56') scored.
The referee was Matteo Marchetti.
Team News: Ascoli
The Ascoli boss Andrea Sottil doesn’t have any fitness concerns to speak of before this game owing to a completely healthy squad to pick from.
Team News: Lecce
Lecce manager Marco Baroni has a number of players out of action. Antonino Gallo (Unknown Injury) and Fabio Pisacane (Cruciate Ligament Surgery) can’t be considered. Ineligible players who cannot play in this game through suspension are Fabio Pisacane and Romario Benzar.
Our assessment here is that Ascoli might need a bit of good fortune to be putting a goal past this Lecce lineup who we reckon should be able to grind out a win.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a very competitive game with a 0-1 winning score for Lecce when all is said and done.
It should be a good one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Cino e Lillo Del Duca (12,400)
Captain: Federico Dionisi
Chairman: Carlo Neri
Manager: Andrea Sottil
Competitions: Serie B position 5
⭐ Key Player: Soufiane Bidaoui
Usually playing in the Left Wing position, Soufiane Bidaoui was born in Morocco. Having made his senior debut playing for KVC Westerlo in the 2009 - 2010 season, the goalscoring Forward has got 2 league goals in this Serie B 2021 - 2022 campaign to date in 7 appearances.