Our prediction for this Serie B match:
All eyes will be on Stadio Via del Mare when Lecce and Monza face each other in the Serie B derby. Lecce played out a 2-2 draw with Cittadella in their last game of 2020, with the team remaining in 6th position in the standings. The Giallorossi aim to move a little closer to the automatic promotion places, and we are positive that they will adopt an attack-minded approach in Monday’s clash.
Lucioni will have to serve his ban against Monza, while Falco, Pettinari, and Rodriguez are all sidelined with injuries. Cristian Brocchi’s troops, on the other hand, are seen as one of the main candidates for promotion. New signing Mario Balotelli scored on his Monza debut in a 3-0 win over Salernitana, meaning that the opposition defenders should have him at bay. Given Monza’s attacking potential, both teams score betting option should be considered. D Errico, Finotto, and Paletta are all sidelined with injuries.
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.