Our prediction for this Coppa Italia match:
Stadio Paolo Mazza will host Wednesday’s Coppa Italia game between SPAL and Lecce. SPAL are on a seven-game winless run in the Serie A, meaning that they are eager to give fans some cheer. The Biancazzurri kicked off their Italian Cup campaign with a 3-1 win over FeralpiSalo, but Lecce are likely to pose a much bigger threat for the hosts than their previous rivals. The Giallorossi did well to record a hard-fought 1-0 win over Fiorentina in their last league match, with the team regaining a much-needed confidence.
Unlike previous seasons, Lecce have been producing fine performances on the road this term, and they are surely capable of matching SPAL at Stadio Paolo Mazza. A close encounter is on the cards, and we believe that punters can find value in betting on draw. When the two teams met in the Serie A earlier this season, Lecce defeated SPAL 3-1.
Highlighted Player (Etrit Berisha):
Etrit Berisha is an Albanian goalkeeper born on 10 March 1989 in Prishtina, and he has become an important player for the Albania national team over the years. After starting his youth career in his native country, Berisha joined Swedish side as a youngster and he quickly managed to prove his worth on senior level, making 90 league appearances and even scoring 3 goals from the penalty spot.
The impressive displays in Swedish Allsvenskan earned him a lucrative move to Lazio in the summer of 2013, and he has since been vying with Federico Marchetti for a starting berth at Stadio Olimpico, making almost 40 league appearances during the first three years at the club. Berisha has also performed well for the Biancocelesti in Coppa Italia and Europa League, while helping Albania qualify for their first ever European Championship finals.
The talented goalkeeper spent every minute on the pitch during team’s successful qualifying campaign, making sure his name will be written in the Albania national team history books.
Highlighted Team (Lecce):
When you imagine a yellow-red shirt, Lecce must be the first club that comes to your mind. Founded back in 1908, Lecce are Italian club that will compete in the Serie A in the 2019/2020 season. The Giallorossi return to the Italian top flight following a seven-year absence and, as always, they will host their rivals at Stadio Via del Mare.
The venue which was opened on September 11, 1966 can hold up to 33,876 people. The likes of Antonio Conte, Graziano Pelle, Javier Chevanton, Juan Cuadrado, Mirko Vucinic, Fabrizio Miccoli and Massimo Oddo are one of the most notable footballers who played for the Italian club in the past.
Lecce and Gallipoli face each other in the Salento derby and there have been fireworks in meetings between the two clubs since the 2009/2010 Serie B season when they first met in the league.