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Ascoli take on visiting rivals Salernitana at Stadio Cino e Lillo Del Duca in this Serie B fixture on Saturday.
All Ascoli v Salernitana match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - along with the latest match odds.
Ascoli will be looking for an improved result here following a 1-0 Serie B defeat in their last game at the hands of Reggiana.
In that match, Ascoli managed 54% possession and 20 shots on goal with 9 on target. Reggiana got 6 attempts at goal with 2 on target. Matteo Ardemagni (48') was the scorer for Reggiana.
It’s been all too rare in recent games where Ascoli have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The facts show that Bianconeri have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 games, letting in 5 goals on the way. We shall soon find out if that trend will end up being sustained in this game.
Heading into this fixture, Ascoli are unbeaten in their last 5 home league matches.
In their last fixture, Salernitana drew 1-1 in the Serie B match with Vicenza.
In that game, Salernitana had 31% possession and 5 shots on goal with 2 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Salernitana was Ramza Aya (81'). Vicenza got 5 shots on goal with 2 on target. Stefano Giacomelli (83') scored for Vicenza.
Throughout their 6 latest matches, Fabrizio Castori's Salernitana have slotted home a total of 6 times, earning them a goals scored per game average of 1.
Taking a look at their past results, Salernitana:
- haven't been defeated in their previous 2 away league matches.
- are without an away win for the past 4 league games.
Head to head
Checking on their past head to head clashes dating back to 03/03/2018 tells us that Ascoli have won 1 of them & Salernitana 3, with the tally of drawn games being 2.
A sum of 20 goals were produced between them in these games, with 8 for Bianconeri and 12 coming from I granata. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.33.
The previous league match featuring these sides was Serie B match day 5 on 24/10/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Salernitana 1-0 Ascoli.
In that match, Salernitana had 45% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 3 on target. The scorer was André Anderson (87').
On the other side, Ascoli got 13 attempts at goal with 4 on target.
The match was refereed by Antonio Giua.
Team News: Ascoli
There is just one fitness concern for the Ascoli gaffer Andrea Sottil to be concerned with from of an almost fully healthy set of players. Gabriel Charpentier (Knee Injury) is sidelined. Suspended players who are serving a ban for this game are Fabrizio Caligara and Simone Simeri.
Team News: Salernitana
Thanks to a largely available group of players, there is only a single fitness worry for the Salernitana gaffer Fabrizio Castori to contend with. Cristiano Lombardi (Muscle Injury) won’t be playing here.
For this match, we think that Salernitana would be disappointed if they were not to find the back of the net against this Ascoli lineup, although it might not quite be as many as they will have scored against them.
We’re expecting a close game with a 2-1 winning margin for Ascoli when all is said and done. Definitely a tough call.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Cino e Lillo Del Duca (12,400)
Captain: Riccardo Brosco
Chairman: Carlo Neri
Manager: Andrea Sottil
Competitions: Serie B position 18
🔑 Star Player: Abdelhamid Sabiri
Usually played in the Left Wing position, Abdelhamid Sabiri was born in Goulmima, Morocco. After making a first senior appearance for Nuremberg in the 2016 - 2017 season, the skilful Forward has hit 5 league goals in the Serie B 2020 - 2021 campaign so far coming from a total of 19 appearances.