Our prediction for this Serie B match:
Sunday’s football game between Benevento and Perugia at Stadio Ciro Vigorito will bring down the curtain on day 7 of the new Serie B campaign. Following back-to-back wins over Ascoli and Cittadella, Benevento shared the spoils with Como in their last league match, with the team dropping to 5th place in the standings. The Gli Stregoni aim to return to winning ways as soon as possible, but they will have to do it without suspended defender Kamil Glik.
Perguia, on the other hand, aim to extend their unbeaten run to five games, but Benevento will pose a much bigger threat for the newcomers than their previous rivals. Since the Gli Stregoni are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we predict that the visitors will return to Umbria empty-handed. Defender Cristian Dell’Orco should be the only absentee in the away team.
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.