Our prediction for this Serie B match:
Frosinone play host to Pordenone at their Stadio Benito Stirpe in the Serie B playoffs semi-finals, first leg. The Canarini booked their place in the semis thanks to a 3-2 win over Cittadella where they came from two goals behind. Frosinone are brimming with confidence ahead of the visit of Pordenone, but this game will be anything but a walk in the park for the hosts.
The Neroverdi, on the other hand, are on a five-game winless run in the Serie B ahead of the playoffs semis. Pordenone have been struggling at the back of late, but given their attacking potential, we are tempted to put our money on both teams to score. It has to be noted that both Alessandro Nesta and Attilio Tesser can count on key players for the first leg. In their last meeting in the Serie B the two teams played out a 2-2 draw.
Highlighted Player (Francesco Zampano):
Francesco Zampano is a product of Sampdoria’s youth school. The pacey full back, who is capable of playing as a midfielder as well, began his senior career at Entella, making 51 league appearances for the club between 2011 and 2013. At the end of the 2012/2013 campaign he moved to Verona, but he was immediately sent on loan to Juve Stabia.
After playing 33 league games for the club in the 2013/2014 season, he signed a loan deal with Pescara. In July, 2015 Zampano signed a permanent deal with Pescara and it has to be noted that he made 38 league appearances for the club in the 2015/2016 Serie B campaign.
The Italian footballer, who was born in Genoa on 30 September, 1993, has three caps for Italy U20, but he has yet to make his debut for the senior team. His contract with Pescara expires on 30 June, 2020.
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.