Our prediction for this Serie B match:
Thanks to a hard-fought 1-0 win over Juve Stabia, Benevento secured automatic promotion to the Serie A. Filippo Inzaghi’s men proved their worth in the Italian second tier, and seeing that their job is done, we are positive that the former AC Milan ace is going to mix the squad against Crotone. The Rossoblu, on the other hand, aim to retain their spot in top two.
Crotone shared the spoils with each of their previous three rivals after the coronavirus football break, and they need to return to winning ways as soon as possible if they are to return to the Serie A. Considering that Filippo Inzaghi is unlikely to field the best possible side against Crotone, we believe that there is a big value for the hosts. In their last meeting at Stadio Ezio Scida Crotone defeated Benevento thanks to Simy’s goal.
Highlighted Player (Alex Cordaz):
Alex Cordaz is an Italian goalkeeper who plays for Crotone, who returned to the Serie A at the end of the 2015/2016 season. Cordaz was born in Vittorio Veneto on 1 January 1983 and he started his youth career at Inter. He played one game for the Nerazzurri in the Serie A and in 2006 he joined Treviso.
After making 18 league appearances for the club from 2006 to 2009, he joined with Swiss side Lugano on a free transfer. The 188-cm-tall goalkeeper played 56 league games for Lugano and in 2011 he returned to Italy as he signed a contract with Cittadella. As expected, he established himself as a first-choice goalkeeper and he made no less than 80 league appearances for the club between 2011 and 2013.
Alex Cordaz currently plays for Crotone and it has to be noted that he made 42 appearances for the club in the 2015/2016 Serie B campaign.
Highlighted Team (Benevento):
FC Benevento secured promotion to the Serie A for the first time in their history at the end of the 2016/2017 campaign, but it has to be noted that they finished the regular season in 5th place in the standings. The Stregoni (Witches) did well to beat Perugia and Carpi in the promotion play-offs and, as a result, they are going to taste a top-flight football.
Benevento were founded in 1929 as Associazione Calcio Benevento and back then they played their home games at Meomartini, the venue which was built by Ciccio Minocchia. Nowadays, the Stregoni welcome their rivals at Stadio Giro Vigorito and the capacity of the stadium is 12.847. Benevento are well known for their yellow jerseys with red stripes, whilst they wear white shirts and white shorts when playing on the travels.
After Napoli, Salernitana and Avellino Benevento become the fourth club from Campania to compete in the Serie A. Matches between the aforementioned teams are well known as Campania derbies.