The Serie B clash at Stadio Guido Teghil on Saturday sees hosts Pordenone welcome opponents Ascoli.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Pordenone v Ascoli including the latest game odds.
Pordenone will be looking for an improved result here after the 1-0 Serie B defeat in their last game at the hands of Reggina.
In that match, Pordenone had 47% possession and 9 shots on goal with 1 on target. Reggina had 8 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target. Michael Folorunsho (63') was the scorer for Reggina.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent games where Pordenone have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. It will be a concern for them that Ramarri del Noncello have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, shipping 6 goals during that time. We will just have to see whether or not that trend will be sustained into this next match.
Coming into this meeting, Pordenone are without a win at home for the past 3 league games.
Since tasting defeat last time out to Salernitana in Serie B competition, Ascoli and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that match, Ascoli managed 68% possession and 16 shots at goal with 4 on target. Salernitana got 12 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Gennaro Tutino (2', 24') was the scorer for Salernitana.
The stats tell the story, and Ascoli have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 6 goals in all. Defensively, Bianconeri have seen their frailties exposed.
Head to head
The last league fixture featuring these sides was Serie B match day 6 on 31/10/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Ascoli 0-1 Pordenone.
On that day, Ascoli managed 55% possession and 9 shots at goal with 0 of them on target.
On the other side, Pordenone had 25 shots on goal with 8 on target. Manuel Scavone (39') scored.
The match was refereed by Luca Massimi.
Team News: Pordenone
Luca Zanon (Unknown Injury), Simone Pasa (Unknown Injury), Alessandro Bassoli (Heel pain) and Mattia Finotto (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be able to feature for Pordenone gaffer Attilio Tesser.
Team News: Ascoli
Ascoli manager Andrea Sottil has not got a full squad to pick from. Gabriel Charpentier (Knee Injury) and Soufiane Bidaoui (Unknown Injury) miss out here. Simone Simeri is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
We’re thinking that Ascoli will need to put in a solid display to breach the defence of this Pordenone lineup who will likely get a goal themselves and run out victorious.
That’s why we have predicted a very competitive game with a 1-0 winning score for Pordenone when all is said and done.
Should be a close one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Guido Teghil (5,000)
Captain: Mirko Stefani
Chairman: Mauro Lovisa
Manager: Attilio Tesser
Competitions: Serie B position 10
🔑 Key Man: Patrick Ciurria
Usually deployed in the Striker position, Patrick Ciurria was born in Sassuolo, Italy. Having made a first senior appearance for Spezia in the 2013 - 2014 season, the goalscoring Forward has netted 4 league goals in this Serie B 2020 - 2021 campaign to date coming from a total of 23 appearances.