Our prediction for this Serie B match:
A spot in the Serie B playoffs semis will be at stake when Cittadella and Brescia square off against each other at Stadio Pier Cesare Tombolato on Thursday. La Citta recorded nine games at home in the regular season, and the good news for Roberto Venturato’s troops is that both Perticone and Rosafio return from suspension. Cisse and Vita, on the other hand, remain on the sidelines through injuries.
Brescia booked their place in the playoffs by beating Monza on the road on the last day of the regular season. Le Rondinelle are eyeing their fifth consecutive win in the Serie B, but beating Cittadella away from home is easier said than done. A close encounter is on the cards at Stadio Pier Cesare Tombolato, and we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on draw. All Cistana, Donnarumma, and Karacic are out of contention through injuries.
Highlighted Player (Daniele Dessena):
Daniele Dessena is an Italian footballer who was born in Parma on 10 May, 1987. He is a product of Parma’s youth school and he continued played for the Gli Emiliani at senior level. After making 81 league appearances for Parma the 183-cm-tall midfielder joined Sampdoria in 2008, but he spent no more than one season at Stadio Luigi Ferraris.
Dessena signed a deal with fellow Serie A team Cagliari on 31 August, 2009 and he scored his first goal for the club against his former club Parma. In 2010 he returned to Sampdoria and this time out he spent two seasons at the club. It has to be noted that Dessena has a total of 55 league appearances for Sampdoria.
After impressing during his loan spell with Cagliari, the club chiefs signed a permanent deal with the midfielder in July, 2012 and he has been playing for the Rossoblu ever since. Dessena has 20 caps for Italy U21 and he was a part of the team that won a bronze medal at the 2009 European Championship.
Highlighted Team (Brescia):
Hosting their rivals at Stadio Mario Rigamonti, the stadium with the capacity of 16,743, Brescia are Italian team founded back in 1911 under the name of Brescia Football Club. Le Rondinelle are well known for their blue and white shirts, but white is dominant colour in their away kit.
Atalanta are considered one of the club’s fiercest rivals, with the two teams facing each other in the Derby of Lombardy. The Stadio Mario Rigamonti outfit have rivalries with the likes of Inter, Hellas Verona and Cremonese as well. Roberto Baggio, who has 56 caps with the Italy national football team, is considered the most famous footballer who played for Brescia.
Robi scored 45 goals in 95 appearances in the Serie A for le Rondinelle. It has to be noted that the likes of Andrea Pirlo, Gheorge Hagi, Pep Guardiola, Luca Toni, Luigi Di Biagio and Dario Hubner were part of Brescia in the past as well. However, Mario Rigamonti is the club’s biggest legend as he died in the Superga air disaster back in 1949.