Our prediction for this Serie B match:
Lecce quickly bounced back from a 2-1 loss to Spal, with the team beating Vicenza on the road in their last league match. The Giallorossi are determined to secure automatic promotion to the Serie B, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at La Citta. Lecce recorded seven wins in the previous eight league fixtures, and it is no wonder they are seen as favourites to win Saturday’s clash. All Adjapong, Listkowski, and Mancosu-Mar are out of contention with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the home team.
La Citta, on the other hand, did well to beat Chievo thanks to Gargiulo’s late goal on Matchday 34, but given their five-game winless run on the road, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the promotion-chasing hosts. Both Cisse and Vita remain in the recovery room, but there are no fresh injury worries in the away team.
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.