Our prediction for this Serie B match:
Lecce and Vicenza face each other at Stadio Via del Mare in the closing match of day 18. The Giallorossi are eager to return to the Serie A, but they need to keep on making progress if they are to turn their long-lasting dream into reality. Lecce failed to impress in a 1-0 loss at Pisa, but they are surely capable of beating the relegation strugglers in front of home fans. Romario Benzar remains on the sidelines through suspension, while Massimo Coda misses out with injury.
The Biancorossi, on the other hand, suffered yet another dip in form, with the team losing each of their last three league fixtures. Since Vicenza are stuck at the bottom of the table, we predict that the promotion-chasing hosts are going to pick up all three points from Sunday’s clash. The likes of Thomas Sandon, Davide Diaw, and Samuele Longo are injured for the visitors.
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.