Our prediction for this Serie B match:
Crotone and Lecce go head to head at Stadio Ezio Scida in the Serie B round 5. The Rossoblu have been struggling at the back at the start of the season, and they have yet to record a win in the process. Talented attacker Samuele Mulattieri is widely expected to return to the starting XI after scoring a brace in the 2-2 draw with Brescia. Anyhow, we are positive that the hosts will stick to their attacking style of play against Lecce.
The Giallorossi, on the other hand, desperately needed a win against Alessandria, and they managed to get one. Given Lecce’s attacking potential, we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on both teams to score. Spanish attacker Pablo Rodriguez is pushing for a start after finding the net in Lecce’s 3-2 win over Alessandria.
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 (Lecce):
When you imagine a yellow-red shirt, Lecce must be the first club that comes to your mind. Founded back in 1908, Lecce are Italian club that will compete in the Serie A in the 2019/2020 season. The Giallorossi return to the Italian top flight following a seven-year absence and, as always, they will host their rivals at Stadio Via del Mare.
The venue which was opened on September 11, 1966 can hold up to 33,876 people. The likes of Antonio Conte, Graziano Pelle, Javier Chevanton, Juan Cuadrado, Mirko Vucinic, Fabrizio Miccoli and Massimo Oddo are one of the most notable footballers who played for the Italian club in the past.
Lecce and Gallipoli face each other in the Salento derby and there have been fireworks in meetings between the two clubs since the 2009/2010 Serie B season when they first met in the league.