Our prediction for this Serie B match:
After playing out a goalless draw with Frosinone in their last league match, Lecce will look to climb to automatic promotion places when they host Ternana to their Stadio Via del Mare. The Giallorossi have been impressive at home ground this season, with the team eyeing their fifth home win of the process. Experienced attacker Massimo Coda, who scored a hat-trick in a 4-0 crushing of Parma, is widely expected to return to the starting XI.
Ternana, on the other hand, head into the match following a 1-1 draw with Cittadella. I Rossoverdi, on the other hand, did well to beat Alessandria in their last away game, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry against Lecce, who are a real force to be reckoned with at home. In their last meeting at the venue, back in 2002 the two teams played out a goalless draw, but we are tempted to put our money on the Giallorossi this time out as they are enjoying a very successful season.
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.