Serie B: Ascoli - Lecce preview and the hard facts

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Competition: Italy Serie B
Competition: Sat 16.October
Match begins: 12:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stadio Cino e Lillo Del Duca (20550 seats)

The Ascoli & Lecce head coaches A. Sottil and M. Baroni are both fearful of and looking forward to this highly important game in the upper regions of the Serie B standings.

Insights:
  • Ascoli have won significantly less corners at home than away.
  • Lecce have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.

There should be plenty of energy on the pitch in this game, as both sides have had time to recuperate from their last game. Let's hope both teams are ready to give it all.

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Ascoli form and stats

Ascoli have played three Serie B home games so far, perhaps enough to set expectations for the season. In that case, only 3 points from these matches could be a signal of rough times ahead. Ascoli are very eager to stop a potential losing streak at Stadio Cino e Lillo Del Duca, having lost their two previous games here.

Ascoli drew their last game, 2-2 away at Crotone (placed 17th). There was plenty of action in the dying minutes of the game against Crotone as Soufiane Bidaoui's goal in the 90th minute completed a cancellation of 0-2 and secured a draw after 90 minutes. The gifted forward Soufiane Bidaoui bettered all the other players in that match and got a match rating of 7.82 out of 10. Bidaoui scored one goal, hit one key pass, dribled past the opponent 1 of 1 times and had 18 successful passes (of 21 total).

Preceding that match was the home game against Brescia that was lost 2-3.

Ascoli are certainly not overdoing their scoring at home in league matches, having created 3 goals in 3 games. With more than 1,5 conceded goals on average, the Ascoli defense is not exactly impregnable. 5 goals conceded from 3 games. You can find more goal stats on the Statistics tab above.

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Lecce form and stats

As the visiting team in Serie B matches, Lecce have produced an overall stat of 2-1-1 so far. The visitors have performed well in their home games as well, building a total win streak of four games home and away. Lecce hope to make it five in this match.

Lecce go into this game after a win, the home game against Monza that ended 3-0. Massimo Coda, attacking player, was the top performer on the team in that game, scoring a match rating of 7.81. Coda scored one goal and hit one key pass.

Preceding that game was the away victory against Cittadella with the score of 2-1.

Scoring goals is the main ingredient in creating success in football, and not only at home. So far Lecce have scored 5 goals in 4 league games away. Lecce have conceded 4 goals in these away matches.

Head 2 Head

Head-2-head stats last ten meetings: three - two - five (Ascoli wins - draws - Lecce wins). As for goals, seven matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), three had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

AscoliF. Dionisi
F. Dionisi
5 goals
LecceM. Coda
M. Coda
4 goals
LecceF. Di Mariano
F. Di Mariano
4 goals

Ascoli missing players

Lecce missing players

Ascoli Lecce
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
7 3 2 Played P 2 4 7
4 1 0 Won W 0 2 4
1 0 0 Drew D 1 1 2
2 2 2 Lost L 1 1 1
12 3 2 Scored S 0 5 12
10 5 5 Conceded C 3 4 7
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 50% 75% 86%
71% 67% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 50% 75% 86%
57% 33% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 75% 71%
57% 33% 50% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 14%
29% 33% 50% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 14%
57% 33% 50% BTTS BTTS 0% 25% 43%
29% 33% 0% Clean Sheets C S 50% 50% 43%
14% 33% 50% Failed to Score F T 100% 50% 29%
 
4.7 3.3 4 Corners for (avg) C F 7 5.5 6
6.3 6 6 Corners against (avg) C A 3 4.5 3.1
2.7 2.7 3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.5 2 1.7
1 1 1 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
13.7 14.7 16 Shots (avg) S ( 17.5 14.2 14.9
4.9 3 3.5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 8 5.5 5.1
35% 33% 29% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 23% 33%
Key stats in Serie B this season:
  • Ascoli have won significantly less corners at home than away.
  • Ascoli haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Lecce have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Pisa 7 6 1 0 15 4 4 4 0 0 7 1 3 2 1 0 8 3 11 19
2 Cremonese 7 5 0 2 10 5 4 3 0 1 7 3 3 2 0 1 3 2 5 15
3 Brescia 7 4 2 1 19 12 3 1 1 1 9 7 4 3 1 0 10 5 7 14
4 Lecce 7 4 2 1 12 7 3 2 1 0 7 3 4 2 1 1 5 4 5 14
5 Ascoli 7 4 1 2 12 10 3 1 0 2 3 5 4 3 1 0 9 5 2 13
6 Benevento 7 3 3 1 11 6 4 2 2 0 8 4 3 1 1 1 3 2 5 12
7 Cittadella 7 4 0 3 9 10 4 3 0 1 7 4 3 1 0 2 2 6 -1 12
8 Frosinone 7 2 4 1 8 5 4 0 3 1 4 5 3 2 1 0 4 0 3 10
9 Perugia 7 2 4 1 8 5 3 0 2 1 4 5 4 2 2 0 4 0 3 10
10 Reggina 7 2 4 1 7 7 4 2 2 0 5 3 3 0 2 1 2 4 0 10
11 Cosenza 7 3 1 3 7 9 3 3 0 0 5 1 4 0 1 3 2 8 -2 10
12 Parma 7 2 3 2 12 10 3 1 1 1 3 3 4 1 2 1 9 7 2 9
13 Monza 7 2 3 2 7 8 3 2 1 0 5 2 4 0 2 2 2 6 -1 9
14 SPAL 7 2 2 3 12 9 4 2 2 0 11 5 3 0 0 3 1 4 3 8
15 Ternana 7 2 1 4 8 13 4 2 0 2 5 7 3 0 1 2 3 6 -5 7
16 Como 7 1 3 3 8 11 3 0 1 2 1 4 4 1 2 1 7 7 -3 6
17 Crotone 7 0 4 3 9 15 4 0 3 1 5 8 3 0 1 2 4 7 -6 4
18 Alessandria 7 1 1 5 9 16 3 1 0 2 3 6 4 0 1 3 6 10 -7 4
19 Vicenza 7 1 0 6 8 14 3 0 0 3 1 6 4 1 0 3 7 8 -6 3
20 Pordenone 7 0 1 6 4 19 4 0 1 3 3 10 3 0 0 3 1 9 -15 1

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Read more about Serie B

Serie B is the second highest division in Italian football. It usually has 22 teams playing two fixtures against each other. The two top teams of the league table are automatically promoted, with a third following depending on standings and/or a playoff. Matches are usually played on Saturdays.