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Palermo make the trip to Stadio Cino e Lillo Del Duca on Saturday for the Serie B game with hosts Ascoli.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Ascoli v Palermo can be seen below (including the best match odds).
Ascoli go into this match following on from a 0-0 Serie B drawn match against Palermo.
It has been all too rare in recent games where Ascoli have kept a clean sheet. The reality is that Ascoli have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 11 goals on the way.
Ahead of this clash, Ascoli have not been beaten in their last 5 league matches at home.
Palermo will go into this meeting following on from a 3-0 Serie B win over Feralpisalò in their previous fixture.
In that match, Palermo had 52% possession and 16 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. For Palermo, the goals were scored by Roberto Insigne (15'), Leo Štulac (46') and Federico Di Francesco (85'). On the other side, Feralpisalò got 8 attempts on goal with 0 on target.
In a total of 5 out of the previous 6 clashes featuring Palermo, at least three goals have been struck. The average number of goals per game in that spell is 2.83, with the number of goals averaged by Palermo standing at 1.67. Such a pattern won’t necessarily follow through into this game, though.
Pre-game facts show that Palermo:
- remain unbeaten by Ascoli when they have played them away from home in the previous 3 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their last 2 away league matches.
Head to head
Checking on their prior head to head clashes dating back to 30/09/2017 shows that Ascoli have won 1 of these and Palermo 4, with the number of draws standing at 1.
An aggregate of 19 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 6 from Bianconeri and 13 belonging to Rosaneri. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.17.
The last league match featuring these clubs was Serie B match day 22 on 28/01/2023 when the final score was Ascoli 1-2 Palermo.
That time, Ascoli had 64% possession and 24 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. The scorer was Francesco Forte (64').
For their opponents, Palermo had 17 shots at goal with 8 of them on target. Matteo Brunori (15', 82') scored.
The referee was Ermanno Feliciani.
Team News: Ascoli
It’s a low absenteeism rate, with just the sole fitness concern for the Ascoli boss William Viali to be concerned about thanks to an almost full-strength set of players. Aljaz Tavcar (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) misses out.
It’s our opinion that Bianconeri could kick off with a 4-3-2-1 system for this game featuring Emiliano Viviano, Brian Bayeye, Giuseppe Bellusci, Danilo Quaranta, Samuel Giovane, Francesco Di Tacchio, Eddy Gnahore, Tommaso Milanese, Giacomo Manzari, Pablo Rodriguez and Pedro Mendes.
Team News: Palermo
Owing to an otherwise available squad, there is only a single fitness worry for the Palermo manager Eugenio Corini to be concerned with. Alessio Buttaro (Distortion of the ankle) won’t be playing here.
We believe Rosaneri could decide to utilise a 4-3-3 lineup, settling for Mirko Pigliacelli, Ales Mateju, Fabio Lucioni, Pietro Ceccaroni, Giuseppe Aurelio, Liam Henderson, Leo Stulac, Jacopo Segre, F. Di Francesco, Matteo Brunori and Francesco Di Mariano.
We’ve got the feeling that Ascoli will have their work cut out to score against this Palermo lineup who we think should score & stay on top.
That’s why our selection here is for a good battle with a 0-1 winning margin for Palermo at the end of the 90 minutes.
A close call.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Cino e Lillo Del Duca (12,400)
Chairman: Carlo Neri
Manager: William Viali
Competitions: Serie B position 14
⭐ Star Man: Pedro Mendes
Normally used in the Striker position, Pedro Mendes was born in Guimarães, Portugal. Having played his first senior match for Sporting Lisbon in the 2019 - 2020 season, the talented Forward has scored a sum of 3 league goals in this Serie B 2023 - 2024 season so far from a total of 4 appearances.