Our prediction for this Serie B match:
Brescia play host to Monza at their Stadio Mario Rigamonti in the Serie B round 19. Brescia aim to make amends for back-to-back losses to Vicenza and Pisa, but they will have a big fish to fry in Monday’s clash against the promotion-chasing side. The Biancazzurri will be without injured defender Andrea Cistana on Matchday 19, with Ales Mateju will have to serve his ban against Monza.
The Biancorossi are seen as one of the main favourites to secure automatic promotion as the club chiefs pumped up a lot of money into the squad in the last transfer window. Mario Balotelli and Co. are after their fourth away win of the season, and they should take advantage of Brescia’s poor form. The likes of D Errico, Finotto, and Paletta are all sidelined with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the away team.
Highlighted Player (Birkir Bjarnason):
The 28-year-old Icelandic central midfielder Birkir Bjarnason bearing a striking nickname Thor in his homeland is a footballing nomad, having played for no less than seven clubs in less than ten years of his professional careers.
After spells in Belgium and Italy, the Iceland midfielder moved to FC Basel in 2015 to amass 29 Swiss Super League appearances and add 10 goals in his club’s title-winning campaign. Following a successful season at club level, the versatile midfielder Birkir Bjarnason, who is equally apt to perform as a striker, made striking appearance during the Euro 2016 in France. His commanding appearances made him a key player for the minnows Iceland as they knocked England out to reach the quarter finals of the tournament.
Despite heavy summer interest from several English sides, Bjarnason remained with the Swiss champions and is expected to play a key role in their Champions League campaign.