Our football match prediction:
Thanks to a hard-fought 1-0 win over Renate SPAL booked their place in the last 16 of the Italian Cup. The Biancazzurri’s main goal for the 2017/2018 season is to secure the Serie A survival, but they want to record a good result in the Coppa Italia as well. SPAL have been producing fine performances at home this season and that is giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of Tuesday’s football match against Cittadella. The Serie A side are on a three-game winning run in the Italian Cup and we predict they will make it to the last 16. The Citta, on the other hand, set up a meeting with SPAL by beating the likes of Albinolefe and Bologna and they are determined to claim yet another major scalp in the Italian Cup. Seeing that the Biancazzurri are fully focused on the national championship, we would not be surprised if the game goes into extra time.
Highlighted Player (Luca Mora):
Luca Mora began his senior career at Castellarano (2007-2009) and in 2009 he moved to fellow lower-league club Crociati Noceto. Two years later he signed for Pro Patria and after making 32 appearances in the league for the club, Mora joined Alessandria. The Italian midfielder, who was born in Parma on May 10, 1988, quickly established himself as a first team regular at the club and you should know that he scored six goals in 86 appearances in the league for L’ Orso. In 2015 he moved to SPAL and he has been playing for the Biancazzurri ever since. Luca Mora scored seven goals, while providing three assists for his team mates in 35 appearances for SPAL in the 2016/2017 season. Mora’s main position is central midfield, but he plays as a left midfielder as well. His contract with SPAL, who will compete in the Serie A in the 2017/2018 season, expires on June 30, 2020.
Highlighted Team (SPAL):
SPAL impressed in the 206/2017 Serie B campaign, with the team finishing the season in top position in the standings, four points clear of second-placed Hellas Verona. The Biancazzurri returned to the Italian elite division following a 49-year absence and it has to be noted that they finished the 2016/2017 Serie A campaign in 14th place in the table. As a result, they were relegated to the Italian second tier at the end of the season. The club was founded in 1907 as Circolo Ars et Labor and six years later was renamed as Societa Polisportiva Ars et Labor. After a bankruptcy the club was re-founded in 2005 and they have been competing as SPAl 1907 ever since. SPAL welcome their rivals at Stadio Paolo Mazza, the venue which was opened in 1928. You should know that the capacity of the stadium is 12.438 Rovigo are regarded as Spal’s fiercest rivals and the two teams face each other in the Derby of Polesine.