Our prediction for this Serie B match:
All eyes will be on Stadio Via del Mare when Lecce and Pisa face each other in the Serie B derby. The Giallorossi aim to overtake Cremonese in top position, and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. The good news for the hosts is that midfielder Alexis Blin is back from suspension. You should bear in mind that Lecce are eyeing their 12th home win of the process.
Pisa, on the other hand, recorded a very important 3-1 win over Como on Monday to keep their automatic promotion hopes alive. The race for promotion has never been more interesting, and seeing that the visitors will go for a victory as well, we are tempted to put our money on both teams to score. As for the visiting side, Idrissa Toure serves a one-game ban, but he should be the only absentee 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.