Ascoli vs Bari
Italian Serie B
Date: 28th March 2018, Wednesday
Kick-off at 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Venue: Stadio Cino e Lillo Del Duca (Ascoli Piceno).
Ascoli and Bari meet in an Italian Serie B fixture on Wednesday, a match both teams can’t afford to lose.
The relegation threatened Ascoli earned a 1-1 away draw at Spezia on the weekend and extended their unbeaten run to 2 games. Yet, they remain 5 points behind safety.
Home form looks poor on Ascoli as they managed only 17 points from their 15 games so far. They won 2-1 in the most recent fixture at the Stadio Cino e Lillo. However, it was against Ternana sitting at the rock bottom of the standings.
On the other hand, Bari continue to climb up the log with a convincing 3-0 home win against Brescia on Saturday. They are now 7 points behind the league leaders and automatic qualification suddenly becomes a reality.
Bari are coming on the back of a 7 match unbeaten run with 4 wins and 3 draws. Away from home, the team is unbeaten in 3 raking up 2 wins and 1 draw. Besides, they scored at least once in 13 of their 15 road games so far this season.
Ascoli vs Bari: Head-to-head
Bari won on a convincing 3-0 margin when the teams met in the Serie B this season.
Also, Bari won 3 of the last 5 league fixtures against Ascoli, drew and lost 1 each.
Only 1 of the last 6 meetings between the sides saw both teams scoring. Four of those registered under 3 goals.
At home, Ascoli are without a win in the last three duels with Bari. The most recent game ended 1-1, while the previous two were lost.
Ascoli vs Bari: Prediction
Neither managers want to end up losing this fixture as their seasonal targets are at stake. Ascoli are desperate to move away from the foot of the table, while the points here are vital Bari in the promotion play-off bid. Therefore, this will be a cagey affair.
Having said that, punters must consider Bari as the better team in this contest. Ascoli has been largely inconsistent and have managed only a handful points from home games this season. So, the visitors look good to bag a narrow 1-0 win on Wednesday night.
Ascoli vs Bari: Bet Tips
Bari to win @ 2.40 odd with 888Sport.
Under 2.5 full-time goals @ 1.61 odd.
Correct Score 1-0 away win @ 7.00 odd.
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