Our prediction for this Serie B match:
Lecce will look to build on the Coppa Italia triumph over Spezia when they take on Vicenza in a postponed Serie B game. The Giallorossi are eyeing automatic promotion to the Serie B, and they are likely to go all guns blazing at Vicenza. Lecce have turned their Stadio Via del Mare into a real fortress, and you should bear in mind that they are eyeing their sixth home win of the process. Marco Olivieri is widely expected to lead the line for the hosts.
The Biancorossi, on the other hand, are stuck at the bottom of the table with only seven points in their pocket. The rock-bottom side are on a three-game losing run in the Serie B, and given their poor away record, anything but a routine home win would be a major surprise. In their last meeting at the venue Lecce defeated Vicenza 2-1.
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.