Our prediction for this Serie B match:
All eyes will be on Stadio Via del Mare when Lecce and Brescia face each other in the Serie B derby. The Giallorossi failed to turn their dominance into victory in a 1-1 draw with ten-man Perugia, and, as a result, they are seen as favourites to beat Brescia in front of home fans. Alessandro Tula is banned for the match, while all Alessandro Plizzari, Francesco Di Mariano, Mario Gargiulo, and Pancrazio Farago should miss out with injuries.
You should know that Lecce are eyeing their tenth home win of the process. The Biancazzurri, on the other hand, suffered a 2-1 loss to Cremonese at the weekend, with the team dropping to 4th place in the standings. Since Lecce have turned “Via del Mare” into a real fortress, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed. Brescia midfielder Jakub Labojko is rated doubtful for Saturday’s clash.
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 (Brescia):
Hosting their rivals at Stadio Mario Rigamonti, the stadium with the capacity of 16,743, Brescia are Italian team founded back in 1911 under the name of Brescia Football Club. Le Rondinelle are well known for their blue and white shirts, but white is dominant colour in their away kit.
Atalanta are considered one of the club’s fiercest rivals, with the two teams facing each other in the Derby of Lombardy. The Stadio Mario Rigamonti outfit have rivalries with the likes of Inter, Hellas Verona and Cremonese as well. Roberto Baggio, who has 56 caps with the Italy national football team, is considered the most famous footballer who played for Brescia.
Robi scored 45 goals in 95 appearances in the Serie A for le Rondinelle. It has to be noted that the likes of Andrea Pirlo, Gheorge Hagi, Pep Guardiola, Luca Toni, Luigi Di Biagio and Dario Hubner were part of Brescia in the past as well. However, Mario Rigamonti is the club’s biggest legend as he died in the Superga air disaster back in 1949.