Ascoli vs Genoa.
The promotion play-off berths are currently only one point away from the home team. However, they are only four points ahead of the play-off positions for relegation as well, so they must continue to win. Ascoli has lost its previous five league games after falling to Pisa by a score of 2-0 last time out in Serie B.
For the third consecutive Serie B encounter, Ascoli also gave up at least two goals. Ascoli's home form is one area of their game that needs to be strengthened if they want to push up the table rather than fall down. In their last seven Serie B home games, Christian Bucchi's club has only once won, with three losses in those seven games.
The visitors are just three points behind second-place Reggina in the standings and are within striking distance of the automatic promotion slots. But lately, Alberto Gilardino's team has struggled in the league. Genoa's five-game losing streak in Serie B in Italy came to an end with a 2-0 victory over Sudtirol in their most recent match.
As five of Genoa's last six league games had ended with under 2.5 goals, the game followed a recent pattern for the visitors of low-scoring contests. In their last six away Serie B games, Genoa has had a mixed away record, winning three and losing three. They have now lost two straight league away games, though.
For this prediction: Ascoli to win this match and over 2.5 goals.
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