Our prediction for this Serie B match:
Ascoli and Frosinone go head to head at Stadio Cino de Lillo Del Duca in the Serie B round 13. Following three consecutive league wins, Ascoli shared the spoils with Brescia at the weekend to stay in the playoffs berth. Ascoli did well to beat Cagliari 2-1 in their last home game, which is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of Frosinone.
All Anthony Fontana, Soufiane Bidaoui, and Francesco Donati miss out with injuries, while both Eddy Gnahore and Nicola Leali are major doubts. The Canarini, on the other hand, are eyeing their sixth consecutive league win, and they must be brimming with confidence ahead of Friday’s clash. Anyhow, the share of spoils is on the horizon as Ascoli have found their best form of late. There are no fresh injury worries in the away team.
Highlighted Player (Fabio Lucioni):
Fabio Lucioni is a product of Ternana football school. Lucioni played for the youth team of Ternana from 2002 to 2005 and he eventually made 14 appearances for the first team. The 185-cm-tall defender played for the likes of Monopoli, Noicattaro, Gela, Barletta, Spezia and Reggina in the past as well before joining Benevento in 2014.
Lucioni has established himself as a first-team regular at the club and it has to be noted that he scored three goals in 46 appearances for Benevento in the 2016/2017 Serie B campaign. The Stregoni secured promotion to the Serie A by beating Carpi in the play-offs final, meaning that Lucioni will have a chance to test a top-flight football in the 2017/2018 season.
Lucioni’s main position is centre-back and his contract with Benevento expires on June 30, 2018. The left-footed defender, who was born in Terni on September 25, 1987, has yet to earn a call-up for the Italian national football team.
Highlighted Team (Frosinone):
Back in 1912 Frosinone were founded as Unione Sportiva Frusinate and it has to be noted that the colors of the team were originally red and blue. They were later changed to the current yellow and blue and the Canarini have been wearing those kits ever since. Frosinone made their first ever appearance in the Serie A in the 2015/2016 season, but they failed to secure the promotion.
The Canarini finished the season in 19th place in the standings, eight points behind Udinese, who eventually avoided relegation to Serie B. However, two years later Frosinone returned to the Italian top flight as they defeated Palermo 3-2 on aggregate in the play-offs final.
The club play their home games at Stadio Benito Stirpe, the stadium that was opened in 2017. The venue can hold 16,227 spectators and it is owned by the Municipality of Frosinone. The construction cost €20 million.