Salernitana enter this fixture following on from a 1-1 Serie B draw versus Vicenza.
In that game, Salernitana managed 46% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 4 on target. The only player to score for Salernitana was Milan Đurić (25'). For their opponents, Vicenza had 15 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Luca Rigoni (43') was the scorer for Vicenza.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent times where Salernitana haven’t conceded. It will be a concern for them that I granata have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, shipping 7 goals in the process.
Their past results show that Salernitana:
- have left without a victory over Ascoli in their last 2 league matches.
- haven’t been defeated in their previous 2 league matches at home.
Ascoli head into the match following on from a 2-1 Serie B win to defeat Reggiana in their last outing.
In that game, Ascoli had 47% possession and 17 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. For Ascoli, the scorers were Abdelhamid Sabiri (5') and Riad Bajić (25'). On the other side, Reggiana had 13 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Simone Mazzocchi (90') scored for Reggiana.
The stats tell the story, and Ascoli have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, seeing their opponents hit 10 goals in all. In defence, Bianconeri seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly. Despite that, it remains to be seen whether the trend might continue on in this game.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Ascoli:
- have not won against Salernitana when they’ve played them away from home in the last 7 league games. They really have not been travelling well at all.
- haven’t been beaten by Salernitana when they have played them away from home in the previous 3 matches in the league.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 3 league games.
Head to head
A review of their most recent head-to-head clashes going back to 07/10/2017 tells us that Salernitana have won 2 of these games and Ascoli 1, with the tally of drawn games being 3.
19 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 11 of them for I granata and 8 being from Bianconeri. That is an average goals per game value of 3.17.
Team News: Salernitana
It’s a low absenteeism rate, with just the lone fitness concern for the Salernitana boss Fabrizio Castori to be concerned about thanks to an almost full-strength squad. Giuseppe Barone (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t play.
Team News: Ascoli
Owing to a fully injury-free group ready to go, Ascoli boss Valerio Bertotto has zero fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this clash.
We feel that Ascoli could well find it tough to put one past this Salernitana team who we think will score one, at least.
We’re therefore tipping a good battle with a 1-0 winning score for Salernitana when all is said and done.
Let’s see how it plays out.
What are the best odds for this match?
Checking on the latest odds for this match on the win-draw-win market, staking on Salernitana is best priced at 2.375, backing a draw is 3.015 & selecting victory for Ascoli can get you 3.7. Those are the best bets offered at this very moment.