Our prediction for this Serie B match:
Empoli play host to Ascoli at their Stadio Carlo Castellani in the Serie B round 16. Empoli aim to build on a 3-1 win over Brescia, and they are seen as hot favourites to win the midweek clash. The Gli Azzurri are determined to return to the Serie A, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at Ascoli on Wednesday evening. Cambiaso remains in the recovery room, but there are no suspended players in the home team ahead of the visit of Ascoli.
Andrea Sottil’s troops, on the other hand, are tough to beat at home, but given their poor away record in the Serie B, we predict that they are going to return to Marche empty-handed. Vellios is sidelined through injury, while Lico will have to serve his ban against Empoli. Anyhow, anything but a routine home win would be a major surprise.