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Ascoli host visitors Palermo at Stadio Cino e Lillo Del Duca in this Serie B game on Saturday.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Ascoli v Palermo are shown on this page - plus the latest betting odds.
Ascoli prepare for this match following on from a 1-1 Serie B drawn game vs SPAL.
In that match, Ascoli managed 36% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Ascoli was Claud Adjapong (41'). On the other side, SPAL had 15 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. Lorenzo Dickmann (16') was the scorer for SPAL.
Ascoli have really struggled up front of late. Their ‘goals for’ figure stands at just 4 vs opposing sides over their previous six outings. In those meetings, Ascoli have also seen the tally of goals scored against them come to 6. Such a trend isn’t assured to be carried forward here, of course.
Coming into this fixture, Ascoli have not won at home in their last 4 league matches. Fans are getting restless.
Palermo go into this clash after a 1-0 Serie B win against AS Bari in their most recent fixture.
In that match, Palermo had 53% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The only player to score for Palermo was Ivan Marconi (82'). Bari had 14 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target.
Throughout their 6 latest matches, Eugenio Corini's Palermo have fired home a total of 8 times, earning them a goals per game average of 1.33.
Leading up to this clash, Palermo:
- have not lost to Ascoli when they've played them away from home in the last 2 matches in the league.
- have not been beaten in their last 4 away league matches.
- are without a win away from home in their last 3 league matches.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head-to-head clashes stretching back to 13/05/2007 shows that Ascoli have won 2 of them & Palermo 3, with the tally of drawn results being 1.
An aggregate of 21 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 8 of them for Bianconeri and 13 created by Rosaneri. The average goals per game has been 3.5.
The last league game featuring the two was Serie B match day 3 on 27/08/2022 which ended up with the score at Palermo 2-3 Ascoli.
On that occasion, Palermo managed 54% possession and 11 shots at goal with 7 on target. Goals were scored by Matteo Brunori (36') and Jacopo Segre (63').
Ascoli had 9 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Cedric Gondo (27', 45', 52') scored.
The referee was Daniele Minelli.
Team News: Ascoli
There aren’t many selection issues, with just one fitness concern for the Ascoli manager Cristian Bucchi to be concerned with from an otherwise complete group. Eddy Gnahoré (Unknown Injury) misses out. Samuel Giovane will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Team News: Palermo
Palermo manager Eugenio Corini has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Leo Stulac (Muscle Injury), Alessio Buttaro (Ankle Inflammation) and Salvatore Elia (Cruciate Ligament Surgery) won’t be making appearances.
In this match, Palermo are certainly able to score against this Ascoli lineup, although it possibly won’t quite be as many as they will have scored against them.
Our tip is for a 2-1 win for Ascoli after the 90. 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: Cristian Bucchi
Competitions: Serie B position 12
🔑 Key Man: Federico Dionisi
Customarily played in the Striker position, Federico Dionisi was born in Rieti, Italy. Having made his senior debut playing for Livorno in the 2009 - 2010 season, the goalscoring Forward has bagged 4 league goals in this Serie B 2022 - 2023 season so far in 19 appearances.