Ascoli vs Juve Stabia
Italy – Serie B
Date: Friday, 7 February 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Stadio Cino e Lillo Del Duca (Ascoli Piceno).
Ascoli have not picked up back to back wins in the league since late September. Nevertheless, with Juve Stabia struggling to get things going on the road, the hosts are in contention to post a second-straight victory this week.
Ascoli vs Juve Stabia Head to head (h2h)
- Their last clash saw Ascoli pull off an emphatic 5-1 win.
- Three of their previous five games have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in all but one of their past five meetings.
- Only one of their last eight encounters have finished as a stalemate.
- Juve Stabia have registered the win twice in their previous eight fixtures. (W-2, D-3, L-3)
Ascoli vs Juve Stabia Prediction
Ascoli brought their three-match losing streak to a halt in fine fashion last week by taking down Livorno on the road with a 3-0 scorecard. The hosts recorded a total of eighteen shots at goal in that latter matchup, half of which made the opposing goalkeeper work.
However, the home team have just three wins to boast of from their previous nine games in the second division. As a result, they are now sitting twelfth in a cluster of twenty.
On the other hand, Juve Stabia were at the losing end of a 2-1 scoreline their most recent matchup with Perugia. Despite leveling the scores before the break, in that latter matchup, the guests conceded a penalty post the restart, which Pietro Iemmello made no mistake in converting.
At the moment, the visitors are two-points adrift of Ascoli on the ladder and are just a point away from falling into the relegation zone. To make matters worse, Juve Stabia have dropped points in eight of their past ten outings in the Serie B this season.
In sharp contrast, Ascoli have been resilient in front of the home crowd and are at present sporting the fourth-best home statistics on the table too. Taking into account that the hosts absolutely breezed past this opponent in the reverse fixture, the win is more than likely to swing in favor of Ascoli in this one.
Furthermore, the visitors have been found napping at the back far too many times on the road. Miserably, they have conceded no less than two goals in four of their previous six outings.
To top it off, each of their past two h2h meetings here have featured more than 2.5 goals on the final scorecards. Hence, expect goals to be in abundance come Friday too.
Ascoli vs Juve Stabia Betting tips
Ascoli to win @ 1.90 (9/10)
Over 2.5 goals @ 2.00 (1/1).