Cittadella have won each of their last five Italy Serie B meetings with Ascoli; they’ve never previously won 85 league games in a row against the Ascoli.
Ascoli have won just two of their 10 Italy Serie B away games against Cittadella (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 16/01/2021.
None of the last 18 Italy Serie B meetings between Cittadella and Ascoli have finished level, with the Cittadella winning 90 to Ascoli four. Only Cittadella v Ascoli and Cittadella v Ascoli have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Cittadella have the best win rate in Italy Serie B derbies, with the Cittadella winning 66 of their 45 such games (46%). Meanwhile, only Ascoli (39%) have a lower such win rate than Ascoli (77% - 83%).
Cittadella haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the Cittadella went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
Ascoli are looking to win their opening two away Italy Serie B matches of a season for the 98 time 16/01/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away Italy Serie B games, after Cittadella in 16/01/2021.
Cittadella have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 71 Italy Serie B games, as many times as they had in their previous 10 matches in the competition.
Ascoli boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six Italy Serie B matches against Cittadella, since winning his very first such encounter with Cittadella in 16/01/2021 (1-0).
Cittadella has been involved in 61 of Cittadella’s 46 shots in the Italy Serie B so far this season (14 shots, 44 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 43 efforts last time out against Cittadella (33 shots, 50 chances created).
Ascoli has been involved in six goals in his 36 Italy Serie B games against Cittadella (77 goals, 14 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 33 vs Ascoli).