Ascoli vs Benevento
Italy – Serie B
Date: Friday, 31 July 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Cino e Lillo Del Duca (Ascoli Piceno).
Ascoli will have an important clash in the league ahead, considering they are still not out of the earshot from the relegation zone in the table. After gaining promotion, Benevento will aim to finish the season in style as a preparation for entering the big league.
Ascoli vs Benevento Match preview
Benevento lost a game at home and their form has been deemed doubtful since they have qualified to play in the Serie A next season.
Their previous encounter at home against Chievo saw them losing the game with a 0- 1 scoreline.
Ascoli is not so far away from relegation, and a loss in their final match will certainly put them in the list for relegation regarding the results of their closest teams behind them in the league table.
But the host has been unbeaten in their recent four fixtures, giving them a slight advantage.
In their reverse fixture this season, Benevento had a 4-0 win at home against Ascoli and they have stayed unbeaten in their last two h2h meetings in 2019.
In the meantime, Gli Stregoni has lost two of their recent three outings in the campaign. Their 3 losses from their 18 away fixtures so far are better than the host’s 4 losses in 18 home matches.
Besides, Il Picchios will return home after a 1-0 loss on the road against Pisa last time out in the league.
Ascoli vs Benevento Head-to-head (h2h)
- Three of their last five matches have ended in a draw.
- The visitor has recorded three of the last five overall wins.
- Their previous encounter gave a 4-0 home win for Benevento.
- Three of their recent four fixtures have seen both teams score.
- The host has been winless at home in the recent three clashes.
Ascoli vs Benevento Prediction
The match is more important for Ascoli than the visiting side and hence, the host will face pressure in the game and the key for Davide Dionigi will be to calm his players.
Since they are visiting on the back of a loss, the gaffer will face more challenges to pick up his team from the recent loss. Their only comfort is that the promoted side is also visiting after a defeat.
The host hardly enjoys any ground advantage in the game and Filippo Inzaghi‘s men have a better record in the overall league with 37 points lead in the table.
The away win is the closest probable result in the game considering either team’s overall performance in the league so far this season and their h2h history last year. To be on the safe side, we go for draw no bet to enable stake return if the match ends in a stalemate.
Ultimately, over 2.5 goals is probably the best bet for the punters in the game, on the account of both teams goal-scoring average in the current campaign and results from recent matches.
Ascoli vs Benevento Betting tips
Draw no bet – Benevento to win @ 2.50
Over 2.5 goals @ 2.40 odd.