Palermo vs Ascoli
Italian Serie B
Date: Thursday, 27 December 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK
Venue: Stadio Renzo Barbera (Palermo).
Top-placed Palermo are going to host Ascoli in the 18th round of Italian Serie B on Thursday evening.
The hosts are the hottest favourites for the promotion as they are two points ahead of Lecce. Although they’ve lost just once so far in the campaign, they’ve been involved in a lot of draw matches.
Ilija Nestorovski and the lads have been pretty efficient in the front, while their defence is one of the tightest in the competition.
Palermo still haven’t lost when playing in front of the home fans, but their visitors managed to get back home undefeated four times.
Ascoli are sitting on the middle of the table and they are equally distanced from the promotion playoffs as well as from the danger zone. They haven’t tasted a win three times in a row and during that period they’ve snatched only two points.
Vincenzo Vivarini’s side are putting poor away performances as they managed to snatch just five points from seven outings. Their matches have been usually low-scoring ones and although they are doing well in the back, their finishing needs to be improved.
Palermo vs Ascoli: Head-to-head
- Palermo were slightly better in their head to head clashes lately as they managed to beat their rivals two times in the last six occasions.
- Half of those matches ended with a draw, but the crowd was able to enjoy at least three goals in four encounters.
- Palermo lost just once against their opponents when playing at home pitch.
Palermo vs Ascoli: Prediction
Palermo are favourites in this one and they should continue their promotion battle with another confident performance. They should pick up all three points from this one which should keep them safe on the top of the table.
Although the visitors haven’t been involved in a lot of high scoring matches so far in the season, these two sides are usually producing a decent portion of goals. In this one, the fans should be able to enjoy at least three goals.
Palermo vs Ascoli: Bet Tips
Home win 1.60
Over 2.5 goals @ 2.15.