ASCOLI PICCHIO v AVELLINO – Serie B
March 12 2016, Stadio Cino e Lillo del Duca, 14:00 GMT+0
Two teams that are close to each other in the table are going to fight for 3 points at Stadio Cino e Lillo del Duca. They have already clashed once this season, in October. On that occasion Avellino came on top (3:0), even though it seemed as a evenly matched game statistic wise, the home side used their chances better and dominated on the score line.
Let’s first take a look at Ascoli. The “Picchio” are coming into this match after defeat against Crotone (2:0), it was expected to be a hard match as Crotone is a strong candidate to win serie B and at home they have an exceptional form with only 1 loss. Prior to that defeat, Ascoli had not lost 5 matches in a row, beating Modena (2:1) and Como (1:0) and drawing against Pescara (2:2), Brescia (2:2) and Latina (0:0). At Stadio Cino e Lillo del Duca Avelino managed to win 4 out of last 5 matches and have proven they are strong in front of their own fans.
In today’s match De Grazia, Pecorini, Mengoni and Tripoli who is on long term absence will all be missing. Milanovic might join his squad today, but Altobelli will be available after missing 5 matches.
The visitors, Avellino are coming from 2 back to back defeats against Brescia (1:0) and Spezia (0:1), both of those teams failed to win against today’s hosts so in that context Ascoli comes on top. With only 1 player missing for away side (DAngelo) Avellino just might surprise the home side. I still don’t believe it will be enough for a win but taking into consideration that home side is missing 2 key defenders I believe this will be a open match where we can see at least 2 goals and I would not be surprised if it ended in more than just 2.
Combining all the information I believe this match will be an open one and I recommend a bet of Over 2.25 due to great value. Good luck!
Prediction: Over 2.25
Odds: 2.05 Pinnacle