Reggina vs Ascoli: Match guide and preview

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Competition: Italy Serie B
Competition: Tue 04.May
Match begins: 12:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stadio Oreste Granillo (27763 seats)

With their 8 point advantage in the league table, Reggina fans are hoping to see their team collect maximum points from this game against Ascoli.

Insights:
  • Reggina have the fewest conceded goals in the first half (8) in Serie B
  • Ascoli is in the best form (4-1-1)

It's no vacation for neither Reggina nor Ascoli as both were in action only a few days ago. Expect some tired legs on the pitch and/or possibly some changes to the lineups.

Ascoli are still fighting for the big positions at the top of the table.

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Reggina form and stats

Overall Serie B stats at home this season for Reggina are 8-3-6 (wins-draw-losses). Reggina has recorded two wins in a row here at Stadio Oreste Granillo, increasing their hopes of victory in this match.

An away draw last time out for Reggina, facing Cremonese in a game that ended 1-1. Before that game, the 2-1 home victory against Reggiana.

The home team are moderate favourites in this game. How does Reggina handle that role? We have found twelve games in our database similar to this one, based on the home odds. The stats for these games are six wins, three draws and three defeats.

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

Reggina are certainly not overdoing their scoring at home in league matches, having created 18 goals in 17 games. Reggina are not conceding a lot of goals here at Stadio Oreste Granillo in the league, averaging less than one per game. The total is 16 from 17 matches.

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Ascoli form and stats

The hunting on away grounds haven’t been very fruitful for Ascoli, who have the fewest clean sheets (1) away in Serie B, so far with only 14 points returning home. The records show 3-5-9 (win-draw-lose). The fact that Ascoli have won four matches in a row should scare the hosts and makes this contest more interesting.

Federico Dionisi and Riad Bajić scored in Ascoli's previous match, the home game against Empoli that ended 2-0. Ahead of that match was the victory versus SPAL at their stadium, the result 2-1.

Goalkeeper Nicola Leali was absolutely vital in the Ascoli victory against Empoli, making seven saves.

Ascoli are the outsiders in this one, but not by much. Their performance in similar games (being the away team and moderate outsiders) is five wins, two draws and nine defeats. From a total of 16 matches.

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

Scoring goals is the main ingredient in creating success in football, and not only at home. So far Ascoli have scored 17 goals in 17 league games away. 24 goals have been conceded by Ascoli in these games.

Head 2 Head

The two sides played each other earlier this season: Ascoli - Reggina 2-1. As for the last ten games between these two teams, there's four Reggina victories, three draws and three Ascoli wins. Over/under statistics; six of these games ended with three goals or more, four matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

AscoliR. Bajić
R. Bajić
10 goals
AscoliA. Sabiri
A. Sabiri
7 goals
RegginaM. Folorunsho
M. Folorunsho
6 goals

Reggina missing players

Ascoli missing players

Reggina Ascoli
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
35 17 5 Played P 5 17 35
12 8 4 Won W 1 3 10
12 3 1 Drew D 2 5 10
11 6 0 Lost L 2 9 15
38 18 7 Scored S 8 17 33
37 16 2 Conceded C 9 24 43
91% 88% 80% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 94% 91%
66% 53% 40% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 71% 74%
40% 47% 40% Over 2.5 O 2.5 80% 47% 37%
14% 12% 20% Over 3.5 O 3.5 20% 12% 6%
3% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 20% 12% 6%
49% 41% 40% BTTS BTTS 100% 65% 51%
31% 41% 60% Clean Sheets C S 0% 6% 17%
29% 29% 20% Failed to Score F T 0% 35% 40%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.8 2.6 2.6 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.6 2.8 2.9
5 3 0 Red cards R C 0 4 9
 
10.5 10.5 11.4 Shots (avg) S ( 14.6 13.4 13
3.6 3.5 3.4 Shots on Target (avg) S O 5.8 5.1 4.3
30% 31% 41% Goal Efficiency G E 28% 20% 22%
Key stats in Serie B this season:
  • Ascoli have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Ascoli have the fewest clean sheets (1) away in Serie B
  • Ascoli have the most points from losing position (20) in Serie B
  • Ascoli is in the best form (4-1-1)
  • Reggina have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Reggina have the fewest conceded goals in the first half (8) in Serie B
  • Reggina have the most dropped points from leading position (24) in Serie B

  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 35 17 16 2 62 32 17 9 8 0 32 14 18 8 8 2 30 18 30 67
2 Lecce 35 16 13 6 65 42 18 6 8 4 34 26 17 10 5 2 31 16 23 61
3 Salernitana 35 16 12 7 39 33 18 10 6 2 24 13 17 6 6 5 15 20 6 60
4 Monza 35 15 13 7 47 31 17 8 6 3 26 14 18 7 7 4 21 17 16 58
5 Venezia 35 15 11 9 50 36 18 10 2 6 28 19 17 5 9 3 22 17 14 56
6 Cittadella 35 14 11 10 46 32 17 8 6 3 23 13 18 6 5 7 23 19 14 53
7 SPAL 35 12 14 9 41 40 17 7 6 4 24 18 18 5 8 5 17 22 1 50
8 Chievo 35 12 13 10 43 35 17 9 4 4 25 13 18 3 9 6 18 22 8 49
9 Reggina 35 12 12 11 38 37 17 8 3 6 18 16 18 4 9 5 20 21 1 48
10 Brescia 35 12 11 12 52 50 18 8 5 5 32 24 17 4 6 7 20 26 2 47
11 Cremonese 35 11 11 13 42 42 18 6 6 6 24 22 17 5 5 7 18 20 0 44
12 Vicenza 35 10 14 11 45 48 17 4 9 4 20 20 18 6 5 7 25 28 -3 44
13 Pisa 35 10 14 11 46 51 17 6 9 2 21 15 18 4 5 9 25 36 -5 44
14 Frosinone 35 10 13 12 32 41 18 4 8 6 15 20 17 6 5 6 17 21 -9 43
15 Pordenone 35 9 14 12 37 37 17 4 10 3 24 17 18 5 4 9 13 20 0 41
16 Ascoli 35 10 10 15 33 43 18 7 5 6 16 19 17 3 5 9 17 24 -10 40
17 Cosenza 35 6 17 12 29 38 18 3 9 6 15 17 17 3 8 6 14 21 -9 35
18 Reggiana 35 9 7 19 29 52 18 6 5 7 18 21 17 3 2 12 11 31 -23 34
19 Pescara 35 6 11 18 28 54 17 3 5 9 17 26 18 3 6 9 11 28 -26 29
20 Virtus Entella 35 4 11 20 27 57 18 3 4 11 16 32 17 1 7 9 11 25 -30 23

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.