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The Serie B tie at Stadio Cino e Lillo Del Duca on Saturday sees hosts Ascoli up against Monza.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Ascoli v Monza are shown below - as well as the best betting odds.
Ascoli are hoping to win again after their last result, the 2-1 Serie B success versus Vicenza.
In that game, Ascoli had 51% possession and 13 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. For Ascoli, the scorers were Federico Dionisi (60') and Abdelhamid Sabiri (82'). Vicenza got 13 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Gabriele Gori (90') scored for Vicenza.
Over their prior 6 games, Andrea Sottil's Ascoli have seen rewards for their attempts on goal 7 times giving them an average number of goals per match equal to 1.17.
Coming into this contest, Ascoli haven't been defeated in their previous 3 home league matches.
In their last fixture, Monza drew 1-1 in the Serie B match with Pescara.
In that match, Monza had 58% possession and 18 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Monza was Davide Frattesi (23'). Pescara got 18 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Damir Ceter (72') was the scorer for Pescara.
In 5 of the previous 6 games featuring Monza, a relatively low number of goals have been struck between them and opposing teams. The overall average goals scored per game during that period works out to just 2.33, with the average goals for Brianzoli equalling 1.17. Still, we will just have to wait and see whether such a trend shall be sustained here in this match.
Ahead of this clash, Monza are without an away win for the past 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
The last league fixture between these sides was Serie B match day 14 on 22/12/2020 and the score finished Monza 2-0 Ascoli.
On that day, Monza managed 63% possession and 16 shots at goal with 6 on target. Goals were scored by Carlos Augusto (34') and Davide Frattesi (88').
Ascoli had 5 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Antonio Rapuano.
Team News: Ascoli
Ascoli manager Andrea Sottil will be grateful to have no fitness worries at all coming into this game thanks to a fully injury-free squad ready to go.
Team News: Monza
Monza manager Cristian Brocchi has some current player fitness concerns. Christian Gytkjaer (Medial Collateral Ligament Injury) and Mario Balotelli (Unknown Injury) are not ready for selection.
We think that Ascoli will have their work cut out to score goals against this Monza lineup who we think will likely get the vital goal that wins it.
We therefore fancy a 0-1 win for Monza at the end of the match.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Cino e Lillo Del Duca (12,400)
Captain: Riccardo Brosco
Chairman: Carlo Neri
Manager: Andrea Sottil
Competitions: Serie B position 17
🔑 Key Man: Federico Dionisi
Typically used in the Striker position, Federico Dionisi was born in Rieti, Italy. After having played his first senior match for Livorno in the 2009 - 2010 season, the goalscoring Forward has netted 5 league goals in this Serie B 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in 21 appearances.