Our prediction for this Serie B match:
Stadio Benito Stirpe will host Saturday’s football game between Frosinone and Spal, the two mid-table sides. Frosinone aim to bounce back from a 3-2 loss to Monza, with the team eyeing their first league win since November 6 when they outplayed Benevento 4-1 on the road. Both Luigi Canotto and Marcus Rohden are sidelined with injuries, while Lukas Klitten and Nicolo Brighenti are rated doubtful for the game.
The Gli Spalini, on the other hand, suffered a 2-0 loss to Brescia in their last league match. Spal have been having their ups and downs of late, with the team producing much better showings on the road than at home. Since Pep Clotet will have a full squad to choose from in Saturday’s game, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the visiting team.
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 (SPAL):
SPAL impressed in the 2016/2017 Serie B campaign, with the team finishing the season in top position in the standings, four points clear of second-placed Hellas Verona.
The Biancazzurri returned to the Italian elite division following a 49-year absence and it has to be noted that they finished the 2016/2017 Serie A campaign in 14th place in the table. As a result, they were relegated to the Italian second tier at the end of the season.
The club was founded in 1907 as Circolo Ars et Labor and six years later was renamed as Societa Polisportiva Ars et Labor. After a bankruptcy the club was re-founded in 2005 and they have been competing as SPAl 1907 ever since.
SPAL welcome their rivals at Stadio Paolo Mazza, the venue which was opened in 1928. You should know that the capacity of the stadium is 12.438 Rovigo are regarded as Spal’s fiercest rivals and the two teams face each other in the Derby of Polesine.