Ascoli has only one defeat ( but 7-0 against Lecce) but no wins in last six rounds and already loose 3-2 in reverse fixture in November with Padova. Respect 2-2 draw against Benevento - in promotion playoff position, but in downtrend - Guests will ahve four new important missing: topscorer Ardemagni ( 5g), one of the three second scorers ad key def. Brosko ( 26 4g), Troiano ( midf. 20+2) and D'Elia ( def. 22+1). Beretta ( att. 19+5 3g) and Ngombo ( att.8+3 2g) remain out, too, both recent missings, anyway.
Padova is second from bottom, while guests are only few points over relegation line, but also if Padova won only two games at home - and only four ones in the whole season), Ascoli has the poorest away attack of the league (2-5-6 9/22) and has absences that further weaken that sector and defence, too.
Padova could win in away derby with Cittadella on weekend, but gained only one point after a ban for Cappelletti ( def. 22+3 3g), only relevant miss today. Other players out for hosts are Capelli ( def. 17 out in last month) and other long term missings with few minutes.
Padova played 20 minutes in ten men, so could be a bit more tired, but both teams are quite poor and guests are disavantaged by many starters out and away factor.
Padova vs Ascoli betting tips
Padova (Stake: 7)Odds: 2.16 at Pinnacle
Result: 1-2 LOST (-7 units)