Our prediction for this Serie B match:
Empoli play host to Benevento in a highly-anticipated clash at Stadio Carlo Castellani. The Gli Azzurri aim to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Spezia, and a win over Benevento will see them regain their spot in top eight. Pinna is sidelined with injury for the visitors, but there are no suspended footballers in the home team ahead of Friday’s football match. The Gli Stregoni, on the other hand, restarted the season in great manner, with the team beating Cremonese thanks to Roberto Insigne’s goal.
The league leaders extended their winning run in the Serie B to eight games, with the team moving one step closer to securing automatic promotion to the Italian elite division. Benevento aim to get their job done as soon as possible, and we are positive that they will give fans yet another reason for celebration on Friday evening. Away win should be considered despite the fact that Antei (injury) and Volta (suspension) are out of contention for the visitors.
Highlighted Player (Jacopo Dezi ):
Born in Atri, Italy on February 10, 1992, Jacopo Dezi is a midfielder who plays for Parma in Serie A. Dezi started his youth career at Giulianova and he continued playing for the Stadio Rubens Fadini outfit at senior level. In 2010 he moved to famous Italian club Napoli, but he eventually failed to make his debut for the Partenopei in the Italian elite division.
After spending several seasons on loan at Barletta, Crotone, Bari and Perugia, Jacopo Dezi signed a loan deal with Parma in the 2017/2018 season. The Italian footballer eventually signed a permanent contract with Parma, where he established himself as a first-team regular.
Dezi scored one goal in 35 appearances for the Gialloblu in the 2017/2018 Serie B campaign, helping the club secure promotion to the Italian top flight. Jacopo, who wears No. 33 jersey at Parma, has three caps for Italy U21 team, but he has yet to make his debut with the senior team.
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.