Our prediction for this Serie B match:
Frosinone will be aiming to move one step closer to securing Serie A promotion when they take on Cosenza on Matchday 30. The league leaders have been impressive at the back of late, and they are likely to rely on their rock-solid defence in Saturday’s clash. Roberto Insigne is widely expected to return to the starting XI, while Luca Mazzittelli remains in the treatment room. Marcus Rhoden, on the other hand, serves a one-game ban.
Meanwhile, the visitors have been struggling on the travels of late. Since Cosenza conceded nine goals in total in back-to-back defeats to Como (1-5) and Genoa (0-4), we believe that there is a big value in betting on the promotion-chasing hosts. As for the visiting side, both Zarate and Praszelik are sidelined with injuries, while Marras, Rigione, and Rispoli are banned for the match.
Highlighted Player (Fabio Lucioni):
Fabio Lucioni is a product of Ternana football school. Lucioni played for the youth team of Ternana from 2002 to 2005 and he eventually made 14 appearances for the first team. The 185-cm-tall defender played for the likes of Monopoli, Noicattaro, Gela, Barletta, Spezia and Reggina in the past as well before joining Benevento in 2014.
Lucioni has established himself as a first-team regular at the club and it has to be noted that he scored three goals in 46 appearances for Benevento in the 2016/2017 Serie B campaign. The Stregoni secured promotion to the Serie A by beating Carpi in the play-offs final, meaning that Lucioni will have a chance to test a top-flight football in the 2017/2018 season.
Lucioni’s main position is centre-back and his contract with Benevento expires on June 30, 2018. The left-footed defender, who was born in Terni on September 25, 1987, has yet to earn a call-up for the Italian national football team.
Highlighted Team (Frosinone):
Back in 1912 Frosinone were founded as Unione Sportiva Frusinate and it has to be noted that the colors of the team were originally red and blue. They were later changed to the current yellow and blue and the Canarini have been wearing those kits ever since. Frosinone made their first ever appearance in the Serie A in the 2015/2016 season, but they failed to secure the promotion.
The Canarini finished the season in 19th place in the standings, eight points behind Udinese, who eventually avoided relegation to Serie B. However, two years later Frosinone returned to the Italian top flight as they defeated Palermo 3-2 on aggregate in the play-offs final.
The club play their home games at Stadio Benito Stirpe, the stadium that was opened in 2017. The venue can hold 16,227 spectators and it is owned by the Municipality of Frosinone. The construction cost €20 million.