Serie B preview: Can Pordenone edge out victory against Ascoli?

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Competition: Italy Serie B
Competition: Sat 27.February
Match begins: 13:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stadio Guido Teghil

With their 11 point advantage in the league table, Pordenone fans are hoping to see their team collect maximum points from this game against Ascoli.

Insights:
  • Pordenone have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Ascoli has the fewest points (6) away in Serie B

We should expect both teams to be fresh and ready for this match, as there is some time since both teams last played. Let's have a look at how the teams are doing!

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Pordenone form and stats

The story so far in the Serie B for Pordenone at their home stadium (Stadio Guido Teghil) is 2 wins, 7 draws and 3 defeats. The Pordenone manager A. Tesser might feel some added pressure to get something from this game after two straight home defeats.

Pordenone haven't scored a league goal since they found the net 180 minutes ago. R. Zammarini scored that one.

In their previous game, the manager A. Tesser led his Pordenone to a defeat in the Serie B match away at Reggina. The manager is hoping to put things right immediately here at Stadio Guido Teghil. Ahead of that match, Pordenone lost 0-1 at home to Cittadella.

The hosts are modest favourites in this match, with the bookmakers estimating the chance of a home win at about 50% +- five percent. It's interesting to look at how Pordenone have performed under similar circumstances, so here are some numbers: When modest favourites like this (we found 14 games) they have won seven times, drawn four and lost three.

There's a new game coming up fairly quickly for Pordenone as they are travelling to their away game against Chievo in the Serie B. That match is three days after this one.

Pordenone has scored 16 league goals at home this season, in 12 matches. On the other hand, Pordenone have conceded 14 goals.

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Ascoli form and stats

Ascoli, who have the fewest points (6) away in Serie B, have only collected 6 points from their away games in the Serie B, after 1-3-8 (12 played).

Ascoli aren't clicking offensively as they have gone 180 league minutes without a goal. F. Dionisi was the last player to find the net.

Ascoli failed to get anything from their last game, a Serie B home match vs Salernitana (placed 4th) that ended with defeat 0-2. A 0-1 defeat away at Reggiana before that.

We have checked recent matches where Ascoli have had similar odds to win. Win-draw-lose statistics from those 16 games were four victories, two draws and ten defeats.

The visitors are returning home after this fixture, hosting Pisa in just three days.

Many goals are not expected from the visiting Ascoli as they have only managed to score 10 times from 12 away games in the league. Ascoli have conceded 18 goals in these games.

Head 2 Head

The last H2H meeting was Ascoli - Pordenone 0-1, played this season. Pordenone-Ascoli H2H statistics last three meetings regardless of arena: Pordenone two wins, Ascoli zero wins, one draw. two of these three matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).

Top Goalscorers

AscoliR. Bajić
R. Bajić
6 goals
AscoliA. Sabiri
A. Sabiri
5 goals
PordenoneP. Ciurria
P. Ciurria
4 goals

Pordenone missing players

Ascoli missing players

Pordenone Ascoli
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
24 12 3 Played P 4 12 24
7 2 1 Won W 1 1 5
11 7 1 Drew D 0 3 6
6 3 1 Lost L 3 8 13
27 16 5 Scored S 4 10 20
21 14 3 Conceded C 6 18 33
88% 92% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 96%
67% 83% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 75% 67% 75%
25% 42% 67% Over 2.5 O 2.5 75% 42% 38%
12% 17% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 8% 4%
4% 8% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 8% 4%
46% 67% 67% BTTS BTTS 75% 58% 50%
38% 25% 33% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 8%
29% 17% 0% Failed to Score F T 25% 42% 46%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.5 2.2 3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3.5 2.7 2.6
1 0 0 Red cards R C 0 2 6
 
14 14.2 18.3 Shots (avg) S ( 14.2 12.8 12.8
4.2 4.2 5.3 Shots on Target (avg) S O 5.2 4.7 4.1
26% 31% 31% Goal Efficiency G E 19% 18% 20%
Key stats in Serie B this season:
  • Ascoli has the fewest points (6) away in Serie B
  • Ascoli have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their away matches.
  • Ascoli have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Ascoli haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.
  • Pordenone have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Empoli 24 11 12 1 44 22 11 6 5 0 22 8 13 5 7 1 22 14 22 45
2 Monza 24 11 9 4 33 19 11 5 4 2 18 8 13 6 5 2 15 11 14 42
3 Venezia 24 11 8 5 32 22 12 7 2 3 18 11 12 4 6 2 14 11 10 41
4 Salernitana 24 11 8 5 30 27 12 7 4 1 19 9 12 4 4 4 11 18 3 41
5 Cittadella 24 11 6 7 37 25 12 6 4 2 19 11 12 5 2 5 18 14 12 39
6 Chievo 24 10 9 5 30 20 12 7 2 3 18 10 12 3 7 2 12 10 10 39
7 Lecce 24 9 11 4 43 31 13 4 7 2 26 19 11 5 4 2 17 12 12 38
8 SPAL 24 9 10 5 32 25 12 6 4 2 20 11 12 3 6 3 12 14 7 37
9 Frosinone 24 8 9 7 24 25 12 3 5 4 9 12 12 5 4 3 15 13 -1 33
10 Pordenone 24 7 11 6 27 21 12 2 7 3 16 14 12 5 4 3 11 7 6 32
11 Pisa 24 7 11 6 32 36 12 4 7 1 13 12 12 3 4 5 19 24 -4 32
12 Reggina 24 7 8 9 23 28 12 5 2 5 11 11 12 2 6 4 12 17 -5 29
13 Vicenza 24 5 12 7 31 33 12 1 9 2 14 15 12 4 3 5 17 18 -2 27
14 Reggiana 24 8 3 13 23 35 12 5 2 5 14 13 12 3 1 8 9 22 -12 27
15 Brescia 24 6 8 10 34 39 13 4 4 5 21 21 11 2 4 5 13 18 -5 26
16 Cremonese 24 6 8 10 25 32 12 3 4 5 12 17 12 3 4 5 13 15 -7 26
17 Cosenza 24 3 14 7 20 24 12 0 8 4 7 12 12 3 6 3 13 12 -4 23
18 Ascoli 24 5 6 13 20 33 12 4 3 5 10 15 12 1 3 8 10 18 -13 21
19 Pescara 24 4 6 14 18 41 12 2 3 7 10 19 12 2 3 7 8 22 -23 18
20 Virtus Entella 24 4 5 15 23 43 12 3 1 8 13 23 12 1 4 7 10 20 -20 17

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.