Our prediction for this Serie B match:
High-flying Benevento will look to extend their winning run to three games when they host Pordenone to their Stadio Ciro Vigorito on Matchday 16. Benevento’s goal is more than obvious. The Giallorossi are determined to return to the Serie A, and we are positive that they will stick to their attacking style of play this weekend. Peru international Gianluca Lapadula continues to impress in the Italian second tier, and the 31-year-old is likely to prove a handful for the opposition defenders, while defender Daam Foulon remains in the recovery room.
Pordenone, on the other hand, remained in the ultimate position despite beating Alessandria in midweek. Since the rock-bottom side struggle at the back, especially on the travels, we are tempted to put our money on the promotion-chasing hosts. Midfielder Gianvito Misuraca 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.