Our prediction for this Serie B match:
Benevento and Monza take on each other at Stadio Ciro Vigorito on day 18 of the new Serie B campaign. Benevento are on a four-game winning run in the Italian second tier, and we are positive that they will adopt yet another attack-minded approach. Key attacker Gianluca Lapadula, who was rested in the Coppa Italia loss to Fiorentina, will be the man to watch in the home team, while midfielder Mattia Viviani misses out through suspension.
The Biancorossi, on the other hand, are eyeing their fourth consecutive win in the Serie B. Monza have been scoring goals for fun of late, and given Benevento’s attacking potential, we believe that there is a big value in betting on over 2.5 goals. When the two teams met in the Italian Cup Monza defeated Benevento 4-3, which is yet another reason why this betting option should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Gianluca Lapadula):
Gianluca Lapadula, also known as Lapagol, due to his goalscoring abilities, was born in Turin and started his career at Juventus youth team, but was released because he wasn’t doing well in his studies. After the departure with Juventus, Lapadula perfected his goalscoring skills in lower Italian leagues and even spent one year in NK Gorica, Slovenia.
During his spell in Ravenna, he managed to finish the season 2012/13 as the top scorer in the group, netting 24 goals in the process. For a long period of time, the 28-year-old was Parma’s player, but he went on loans often, and, after Parma went bankrupt, Lapagol moved to Pescara. With 30 goals in 43 appearances, the striker caught the eye of Serie A giant Milan. He netted his first goal for the Rossoneri only three minutes after he came on as a substitute.
The following season Lapagol became the striker of Genoa. Even though he was called to play for Peru, the Genoa hitman decided to represent Italy, getting his first call to the senior squad in November 2016. However, he never made an official appearance for Italy, since he only played an unofficial friendly against San Marino, when he scored a hat-trick.